County Victim's Advocate

Michelle Seten is the Juvenile Diversion Coordinator for Minnehaha County.

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota

Shana Cerny holds a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Chair, Nursing, University of South Dakota

Haifa AbouSamra serves as chair of the Nursing program at the University of South Dakota.

Burroughs Counseling and Consultation

Ashley Termansen received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver in 2010, with a focus on clinical social work and trauma response and recovery.

Advocacy and Prevention Program Director, Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center

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. 

SANE Program Coordinator

Kristi Kranz joined CPCM in January 2019. Kristi received a Bachelor of Arts in K-8 Education from St. Cloud State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership through Southwest Minnesota State University.  After spending four years in the classroom, she moved to the Sioux Falls area and began her work at Sioux Empire United…

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…