Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Sheila GestringCPA, MBA, Chairman
    President, University of South Dakota
  • Bob Sutton, Vice Chairman
    President and CEO, Avera Health
  • Russell Olson, Secretary/Treasurer
    CEO, Heartland Consumers Power District
  • Dr. Paul Beran
    Executive Director, South Dakota Board of Regents
  • Paul Hanson
    President, Sanford USD Medical Center
  • Dr. Dave Kapaska
    Retired Regional President & CEO, Avera McKennan Hospital
  • Kim Patrick
    Chief Business Development Officer, Sanford Health
  • Deb Peters
    Vice President for Communications & Member Relations,
    South Dakota Association of Health Care Organizations
  • Ryan Pidde
    President and COO, Talon, LLC
  • Kevin Schieffer
    President, South Dakota Board of Regents
  • Mayor Paul TenHaken
    City of Sioux Falls

Ex-Officio Members

  • Dr. Mary Berry
    Vice President of Research, University of South Dakota
  • Dr. Venky Venkatachalam
    Dean, Beacom School of Business, University of South Dakota
  • Dr. Dan Engebretson
    Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering, University of South Dakota
  • Nathan Lukkes
    General Counsel, South Dakota Board of Regents

Staff

  • Richard Naser, Jr. (605-275-8010) – rich@usddiscovery.com
    President
  • Ryan Oines – ryan@usddiscovery.com
    Operations & Finance