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February 24, 2021 53 min

Tim Neyhart has a B.S. in Secondary Education. He has been an active member of a number of disability policy work groups concerning special education, mental health, vocational rehabilitation, and other related topics. He is the past chair of the Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired Rehabilitation Advisory Council, past member of the Division of the Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Council, etc. In 1998, Tim was recognized ...

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February 17, 2021 62 min

Dr. Paulson is a teacher of pastors or ministers and other church leaders who are working in a church or as chaplains. He has joined the Luther House of Study, which is part of the Sioux Falls Seminary, and holds the chair of Lutheran Theology at the Seminary.  Dr. Steven has a doctorate in systematic theology from the Lutherans School of Theology in Chicago, and has taught at Luther Seminary in St. Paul and Concordia College in Mo...

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February 10, 2021 36 min

A longtime resident of the Sunshine State, Brooke Allen knows her theme parks. She’s a former middle and high school teacher whose passion for education has now shifted toward public health.

The promise of personalized medicine drew her to the All of Us Research Program. With a one-year-old son and another on the way, the hope of improving health for generations to come is something she can whole-heartedly support. 

Brooke holds a Ba...

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February 3, 2021 45 min

Benson Lang'at received a Masters in Social Work from The University of South Dakota and is currently a Clinical Social Worker (CSW) and Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) at Family Service, Inc. Sioux Falls, SD. In addition, he is a Level II Certified Running Coach through Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). He is also an RRCA South Dakota State Representative. Benson is an Elite Distance Runner who was named to the ...

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January 27, 2021 48 min

Angie Collignon is a Court Services Officer for Codington County Drug Court. She has held this position for the last 3 years, and has worked for UJS in various roles since 2007 

Angie was born in  Watertown but left for college and didn’t return until 2016.  She graduated with a BS from SDSU with a major in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice.

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January 20, 2021 43 min

Donald “Lee” Gabel is in the third year of his second term as a county commissioner. As commissioner, Lee has focused on justice and public safety. He continues to lead the effort to cost-effectively fix the problems of undersized and aging jail and court facilities. Lee is also working with other county and community officials to address the problem of mental illness in our jail and to maximize appropriate alternatives to jail. Le...

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January 13, 2021 45 min

Mallory and Angela spend this episode discussing the struggles of 2020 and helpful coping strategies for 2021 and beyond.

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January 6, 2021 38 min

Tristen Jackson is from Le Mars, Iowa -- a.k.a. "the ice cream capital of the world." He graduated high school in 2013 and went to a community college known as Western Iowa Tech. There Tristan pursued becoming a PTA, but realized that wasn’t the population of people he wanted to work with. Tristan switched to getting a Personal Training Certification where he realized the same thing. In 2015, Tristan transferred to the Univ...

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December 30, 2020 49 min

Dr. Kelly Bass has a bachelors of social work degree from the University of Sioux Falls, a masters in social work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and completed his doctorate in clinical social work and leadership at the University of Tennessee in 2015. Currently he is the Master of Social Work program director at the University of South Dakota and continues to engage in clinical and supervisory practice throughout South Dako...

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December 23, 2020 41 min

Christie Lueth has worked in the mental health field for the past 15 years. She attended The University of South Dakota for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She obtained her Bachelors of Social Work in 2005 and graduated with her Masters of Social Work in 2012. 

Christie is currently licensed as a CSW-PIP in the state of South Dakota. She recently completed required play therapy coursework at South Dakota State Universit...

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December 16, 2020 41 min

Kendall Cornick is a recent graduate of Augustana University and will be attending medical school in the fall. She has volunteered with NAMI South Dakota for over a year now and shares her story living with a mental health challenge.

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December 9, 2020 55 min

Jill Tyler grew up on a small farm in southwest Iowa, and worked for nonprofit organizations prior to earning graduate degrees from the University of Iowa. Currently chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of South Dakota, her academic life has been devoted to teaching and researching in areas of relational communication and health communication. Married and the mother of five grown children, Jill has liv...

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December 2, 2020 41 min

Kristy Bonde earned her bachelor’s degree in Theatre and received her certification in Arts Administration from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Kristy started her job as Education and Community Engagement Manager with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2017, and delights in making meaningful connections with others and coordinating programs such as the Music Composition Academies, Bridging Cultures, ...

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November 25, 2020 48 min

Kelly Gibson has more than two decades of direct nonprofit management experience. Throughout her career, she has developed and administered programs that address important community issues, particularly in rural and Native American communities. She has assisted hundreds of organizations to design and launch effective programs, create evaluation frameworks, develop strategic plans, and build systems that continuously improve their r...

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November 18, 2020 37 min

Andrew Burroughs was born and raised in Sioux Falls. After graduating from Roosevelt High School, Andrew received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Minnesota-Morris in 2013. He obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of South Dakota. He continued his education and is currently working to finish his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from USD. Andrew ...

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November 11, 2020 41 min

Charity Doyle holds a degree in Civil & Environmental engineering. She started out in the industry as a water resources engineer. However, wanting the freedom and flexibility to have both a career and a family on her own terms, she launched a consulting and marketing firm which led into marketing and sales training on both national and international fronts. Soon after, she obtained certification in life and business coaching, w...

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November 4, 2020 44 min

Kelli Rumpza is a Certified Prevention Specialist and has been at the Human Service Agency since 1998. She is the Program Director for the Watertown Healthy Youth Initiative, whose mission is to collaborate with local resources to build a safe and healthy community for our youth, focusing on alcohol, tobacco, suicide and other social issues that impact our youth. This includes facilitating several community coalitions such as Glaci...

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October 27, 2020 39 min

SaLena Engles is a very busy mom of three active boys: twins age 13, and a 16 year old in Watertown SD.  She is the Vice President of the Bramble Park Zoo board, President of the Upside of Downs, and Co-Chair of the Special Olympics.  She is also serving as the campaign chair for the United Way this year.

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October 20, 2020 46 min

Tim Hazlett is the Principal of Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is dedicated to creating a school environment where all students are welcome. Sioux Falls Roosevelt has embraced the slogan “We are Roosevelt! We are One!”. The dedication and commitment to the goal of creating a safe environment where all students are accepted for who they are has produced inclusivity as a part of the culture at Roosevelt High S...

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October 13, 2020 36 min

Wendy Olson is from Watertown, SD. She is the Project SUCCESS coordinator at Watertown Senior High School. Wendy has worked in prevention education in the school setting for the last 12+ years and is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor.

Wendy is married and has been blessed with 2 grown children and a granddaughter.

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