Eric Kurtz, PhD

Center for Disabilities, University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD

Eric Kurtz received his PhD from the University of South Dakota with specialized training in neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Kurtz currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Disabilities at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. Previously, he served as Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Interim Director for Rural Healthcare. He also formerly…

Clint Sperle

Great Plains Psychological Services, Sioux Falls, SD

Clint Sperle, MA, LPC-MH, received his degree in Counseling and Psychology in Education and is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health. He works with children, adolescents and adults in individual, group and family settings. Special areas of interest include working with children and adolescents in areas related to: abuse issues, trauma, evaluations and therapy for children…

Cassie Nagel

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, Sioux Falls, SD

Cassie Nagel joined CPCM in July 2017. Ms. Nagel has an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and recently completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Studies at the University of South Dakota.  Her passion for helping vulnerable populations is driving her education and inspired her to begin work at CPCM. Cassie…

Tiffany Petro

Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center, Rapid City, SD

Tifanie Petro serves as the Director of Advocacy and Prevention, overseeing the Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center and multiple statewide awareness and education campaigns. Tifanie received her BS degree in Psychology from Black Hills State University, her MS in Public Health from Capella University, Minnesota and her MS in Human Services from Capella University, Minnesota.

Cara Beers

SD DSS, Child Protection Services, Brookings, SD

Cara Beers currently serves as the Ongoing Services and Training Program Specialist for Child Protection Services for the Department of Social Services. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. Cara began her work with the Division of Child Protection as…

Kari Oyen, PhD

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Kari Oyen, PhD is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology for the University of South Dakota. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Oyen was a practicing rural school psychologist for ten years. Dr. Oyen is a state coordinator for the Multi-tiered Systems of Support/Positive Behavior Interventions and Support project in the State of South Dakota. Dr.…

JoLynn Bostrom

SD DSS, Child Protection Services, Sturgis, SD

JoLynn Bostrom currently serves as the Protective Services Program Specialist for Child Protection Services for the Department of Social Services. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Science from the South Dakota School of Mines in Technology in 2002. JoLynn began her work with the Division of Child Protection Services as a Social…

Jarrett Moore, PhD

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

Jarrett Moore, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Research and Assessment at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD. He received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Mercer University, his MAT from Georgia College and State University, and his BS from the University of the South. Prior to his time at BHSU, Jarrett spent…

Amanda Liebl

Child’s Voice Child Advocacy Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Amanda Liebl is a Forensic Interviewer with Child’s Voice Child Advocacy Center at Sanford USD Medical Center, in Sioux Falls, SD. She received her BS in Psychology and her MA in Community Agency Counseling from the University of South Dakota. Ms. Liebl provides expert testimony in child maltreatment cases, conducts trainings with multidisciplinary professionals, and…

Marcela Smid MD, MA, MS

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Marcela Smid MD, MA, MS is a board certified Maternal Fetal Medicine and Addiction Medicine physician at the University of Utah. She is the Medical Director of the Substance Use & Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence (SUPeRAD) specialty prenatal clinic. She is an NIH K12 Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Program scholar. Her research focus…