CPCM Director

Carrie Gonsor Sanderson is a Pierre, South Dakota native. She earned her Bachelor of Arts, Master of Public Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of South Dakota. Immediately after receiving her education, Ms. Sanderson served as the Executive Director for the South Dakota Association for County Officials where Ms. Sanderson represented South Dakota’s…

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Assistant Director & HRSA ECCS Project Lead

Darla Biel earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, a M.A. and M.F.A. in English from Iowa State University and Pacific University respectively, and a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University. She expects to complete her Certificate in Child & Adult Advocacy Studies from the University of South Dakota in Dec. 2021.

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Program Assistant II

Katie Schroeder joined CPCM in July 2021.  Katie received her business, financial services, and marketing Associate of Applied Science degrees from the Southeast Technical College in Sioux Falls, SD. She worked for eleven years as a Deans’ Assistant for the Office of Medical Education at the Sanford School of Medicine USD.  Katie assisted with the…

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SANE Program Coordinator

Kristi Kranz joined CPCM in February 2019. Kristi received a Bachelor of Science 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 as a classroom teacher, she moved to the Sioux Falls area and spent the next 12 years at…

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Program Specialist

Susan Smith joined CPCM in September 2020. Susan received bachelors’ degrees in journalism and political science and a masters in communication with a journalism specialization from South Dakota State University. She worked for 13 years as the student media adviser for The Collegian newspaper and KSDJ radio station at SDSU. She taught several classes, including public…

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CAASt Program Coordinator

Tracy Thomes joined CPCM in June 2021. Tracy received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior with a minor in Spanish. Tracy obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of South Dakota and is currently enrolled in the Child & Adult Advocacy…

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