Board of Directors

The Council maintains a board of 18 South Dakotans who set policy, provide guidance and determine programming goals and missions. The board is composed of citizens with varied backgrounds who serve as volunteer board members. Four members of the Council board are appointed by the Governor of South Dakota.

2018-19 SDHC Board of Directors

Vonnie Shields, Chair
Community Volunteer
Sioux Falls

Whitney Rencountre, Chair-Elect
Program Coordinator
Rapid City

*Eric Abrahamson, Secretary
Principal Historian
Vantage Point Historical Services Inc.
Rapid City

Kathy Antonen
English Professor, SDSM&T
Lake Norden

*Bobbie Bohlen
Executive Director
Grant County Development Corp.
Milbank

Cathy Clark
Retired Banker
Sioux Falls

*Darlene Farabee
Associate Professor/Chair of English at USD Vermillion

Jerome Freeman
Neurologist
Brandon

Karen Hall
Environmental Engineer and Writer
Rapid City

 

*Katie Hunhoff, Executive Committee, At Large
Publisher, SD Magazine
Yankton

Julie Johnson, Treasurer
Attorney
Mina

Kelly Kirk
Instructor, Director of Honors Program at BHSU Spearfish

Heidi Kruse
Elementary Librarian & Media Specialist
Sturgis

Russell McKnight
Project Lead & Design Consultant
Sioux Falls

Judith Meierhenry, Past Chair
Retired Supreme Court Justice
Sioux Falls

Jay Perry, Executive Committee, At Large
Asst Vice President for Academic Affairs, SD Board of Regents
Pierre

Tamara St. John
Tribal Archivist
Sisseton

Kristi Tornquist
Chief University Librarian/Professor at SDSU Brookings

 

*Governor Appointees

Event Calendar

24
Sep
7:00 pm | Sturgis Public Library
27
Sep
8:00 am | Five area schools
27
Sep
6:30 pm | WEL-Life Assisted Living Center