Kevin DeWald currently serves as the Executive Director for South Dakota Health Link and has been leading efforts of Health IT and Exchange in the state for 12 years. The mission of South Dakota Health Link is to drive improvement in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare in South Dakota though information sharing. Kevin also serves on the South Dakota eHealth Advisory Council and as a member of the Informatics Directors Peer Network for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Kevin also previously served as the state leader for the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration, task force member on the National Governor’s Association State Alliance for eHealth, and subject matter expert for the State Health Policy Consortium.