Deb Soholt is a Republican member of the South Dakota Senate representing District 14 as well as Director of Women’s Health at Avera McKennan.

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Alan Solano is a Republican member of the South Dakota Senate representing District 32 and is the CEO of Behavioral Management Systems in Rapid City.

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CACSD Chapter Coordinator

Nick Bratvold, MA is the Child Advocacy Center of South Dakota’s (CACSD) chapter coordinator as well as the Executive Director of Lost & Found Suicide Prevention & Awareness.

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Director at South Dakota Kids Count

Kids Count is a national organization that monitors and advocates children’s issues. Carole was appointed to the national Kids Count Steering Committee in 2014.

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Special Agent with the South Dakota Office of Attorney General

A Special Agent with the South Dakota Office of Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Investigation.

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Medical Director at Child’s Voice Sanford Children’s Hospital

Medical Director at Child’s Voice Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls and Avera St. Mary’s Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center in Pierre.

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Advocacy and Prevention Program Director

Advocacy and Prevention Program Director, overseeing the Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center in Rapid City, as well as statewide awareness and education campaigns.

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Supervisory Special Agent

Supervisory Special Agent Brent Gromer has been in Law Enforcement for over 21 years.

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Executive Director at South Dakota Network against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Executive Director at South Dakota Network against Family Violence and Sexual Assault since 1999.

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Sheriff of Day County

Sheriff of Day County since 2007. He began his law enforcement career in 1997 when he was hired as Police Officer, and later Chief, in Waubay, SD where he served for just over 4 years.

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A mother of four busy boys, 4H Dog Project Leader, and full-time student pursuing her Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice.

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Court Improvement Program Coordinator for the South Dakota Unified Judicial System

Sara has many years of experience in child welfare with positions with the South Dakota Department of Social Services.

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Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of South Dakota

She teaches primarily in the areas of child welfare, Indian child welfare, and trauma-informed social work practice with children and families.

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State’s Attorney of Lake County in Madison, SD

Wendy earned her Juris Doctor with an emphasis in Constitutional Law from University of South Dakota School of Law and began her career in law in 1998.

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Director of Division of Educational Services & Support

Director of Division of Educational Services & Support at the South Dakota Department of Education.

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Dean and Professor at the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota

More than 30 years of experience as a social work practitioner, administrator, and educator.

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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.

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Jolene’s first publicly shared her story of being a victim of child sexual abuse in 2011. She is the namesake of Jolene’s Law Task.

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Deputy State’s Attorney of Oglala Lakota County

Tatewin is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Oglala Lakota tribes and grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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South Dakota Board of Regents

Jay Perry, Ph.D. has worked in the Office of the Executive Director for the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2014.

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Dean of Education and Human Sciences at South Dakota State University

Dr. Thorngren is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Family Therapist.

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Division Director of Child Protection Services for the Department of Social Services

Virgena Wieseler currently serves as the Division Director of Child Protection Services for the Department of Social Services.

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Division Director for the Division of Family and Community Health at the South Dakota Department of Health

Colleen has served the administration of the South Dakota Department of Health since 1982 including Director of the Office of Family Health and Administrator of the Office of Health Promotion.

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Peggy Gibson

Advocate

Peggy Gibson is an advocate of CPCM.

Daniele Dosch, MSW

Victim Specialist

A Special Agent with the South Dakota Office of Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Investigation.