About Us
The South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault envisions a world free of violence. We are committed to making this dream a reality by diligently working in collaboration with other community allies to advance prevention endeavors and improve response efforts across our state. Networking with other entities in our community creates avenues to impact long-term systemic and social change.

The work of the SD Network is guided by the input of our diverse Advisory Board:

Joseph Holt (Chair), Sioux Falls, SD
Deb Aden, University of Sioux Falls Social Work Department, Sioux Falls, SD
Carmen Bremmon, Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter, Brookings, SD
Breezy Bryant, Department of Social Services, Sioux Falls, SD
State Representative Joni Clark Culter, Colorado Technical University, Sioux Falls, SD
Betty Durfee, Goodwill Industries, Sioux Falls, SD
Vince A. Foley, Codington County States Attorney, Watertown, SD
State Senator Bob Gray, Fort Pierre, SD
Dr. Mary Helen Harris, Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD
Clara Hart, Axtell Park Jr. High, Sioux Falls, SD
Ann Hoschler, Augustana College Student Health and Counseling, Sioux Falls, SD
Janet Johnson, Child's Victim Advocate, Wagner, SD
Kathy Knobloch, Sioux Falls, SD
Anne Marshall, Lindsey Memorial Presbyterian Church, Social Witness and Action Committee, Martin, SD
Paul Matchan, Sioux Falls, SD
Beacy Nelson, Child Protection Services, Mitchell, SD
Gayle Scott, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sioux Falls, SD
Kevin Thom, SD Division of Criminal Investigation, Pierre, SD
Madonna Thunder Hawk, Eagle Butte, SD
Patti Vonsik, Court Services, Sioux Falls, SD
Mike Wilson, Barker, Wilson, Reynolds, and Burke, Rapid City, SD
Luke Yellow Robe, Children's Home Society, Rapid City, SD

The staff of the Network is comprised of passionate professionals with many years of experience in the field:

Krista Heeren-Graber, Director
Lora Ronning, Office Manager
Darcy Lassegard, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator
Daniele Dosch, Sexual Assault Services - Rapid City Office
Verzella Bauman, Rural Outreach Coordinator
Kathy Rutton, Training Team Coordinator
Raina Boyum, Grants Manager
Liz Bara, Legal Outreach Coordinator

(visit the Contact Us page for more info on these individuals.)

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