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

*Eric Abrahamson, Secretary
Principal Historian, Rapid City

*Bobbie Bohlen
Executive Director
Grant County Development Corp.

Cathy Clark
Retired Banker, Sioux Falls

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

Karen Hall
Environmental Engineer and Writer, Rapid City

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

Julie Johnson, Treasurer
Attorney, Mina

Kelly Kirk
Instructor, Director of Honors Program at BHSU, Spearfish

Russell McKnight
Project Lead & Design Consultant, Sioux Falls

Judith Meierhenry, Past Chair
Retired Supreme Court Justice, Sioux Falls

Heidi Kruse
Elementary Librarian & Media Specialist

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

Whitney Rencountre, Chair-Elect
Program Coordinator, Rapid City

Vonnie Shields, Chair
Community Volunteer, Sioux Falls

Tamara St. John
Tribal Archivist, Sisseton

Kristi Tornquist
Chief University Librarian/Professor at SDSU, Brookings

*Governor Appointees

Event Calendar

6:00 pm | Lemmon Public Library
2:00 pm | St. Joseph's Catholic Church
7:00 pm | Farber Hall - University of South Dakota
10:00 am | AARP Sioux Falls Office