Assistant Professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota

Dr. Kari Oyen is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota.  Her primarily focus of research is the identity and unique practices of rural schools and the provision of mental health services in rural settings.  She also examines the issues of child maltreatment in rural settings.  Dr. Oyen is the…

Social Worker

Jay Memmott, Ph.D., has worked as a social worker in inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment settings, hospice and home health care, managed mental health care, and private practice. In addition, he has served as a behavior health care consultant in a corporate setting assisting large hospital systems establish and maintain behavioral…

Forensic Interviewer with Child’s Voice, in Sioux Falls, SD

Amanda Liebl is a Forensic Interviewer with Child’s Voice, in Sioux Falls, SD. As a forensic interviewer at Child’s Voice, Ms. Liebl provides a forensically sound approach to gathering a medical history in order for the provider to diagnose and treat the children when there is a concern of child maltreatment. She speaks with children…

Director of Tribal Relations at Avera Health

JR LaPlante, JD is the Director of Tribal Relations at Avera Health where he serves as primary contact for area tribal governments and the Indian Health Services. He is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and is a 2009 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law, with an undergraduate degree…

Child Abuse Pediatrician at Child’s Voice Sanford Children’s Hospital

Brooke Jones, MD, MSc, FAAP, is a Child Abuse Pediatrician at Child’s Voice Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls. Dr. Jones is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. She earned her B.A. from Augustana University and her Doctorate of Medicine from…

Regional Manager for Child Protection Services

Dawn Johnson currently serves as a Regional Manager for Child Protection Services in the Department of Social Services. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from South Dakota State University in 2001. Dawn began her work with the Division of Child Protection Services as a Social Worker/Family Services Specialist in February 2002. She completed…

Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, the University of Texas

Dr. Wayne Duehn is a Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, the University of Texas at Arlington; maintains a private practice in individual, marital, and family therapy.  He is currently engaged in clinical research on sexually abusive parents and juvenile sexual offenders.  As a national lecturer and trainer, Dr. Duehn is also consultant to many agencies and…

Regional Manager for Child Protection Services

Vicki has been employed with Child Protection Services for 24 years in the roles of ongoing case management, investigations, and assessments and later as a supervisor, district supervisor and is a Regional Manager for Child Protection Services.  She is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Science…

Protective Services Program Specialist for Child Protection Services

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…

Director, Avera St. Mary's Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center

She earned her M.S. in Nursing from South Dakota State University in 2009. Angela is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Child Forensic Interviewer with over fifteen years of experience.