Board of Directors

The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care’s Board of Directors defines the mission and goals of the organization.

Directors are elected to three-year terms and are limited to serving two consecutive terms. Elections typically occur in May or June of each year and one third of the Board is appointed annually.  Board of Director Compensation for 2019 equaled $5,309.10.

President

Clarissa Barnes, MD
Term(s): 2017-2020, 2020-2023
Avera Medical Group Hospitalists Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $100

Vice President

Mark L. Harlow, MD
Term(s): 2018-2021

Rapid City, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $1,606.22

Treasurer

Victoria Walker, MD
Term(s): 2016-2019; 2019-2022

Good Samaritan Society
Sioux Falls, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $200

Secretary

Matthew Stanley, DO
Term(s): 2016-2019; 2019-2022

Avera Medical Group
University Psychiatry Associates of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $300

Member at Large

Mr. Tim Tracy
Term(s): 2016-2018; 2018-2021
Chief Executive Officer
Sanford Vermillion Medical
Vermillion, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $69.60

Sylvia Anderson, MD
Term(s): 2018-2021
Faulkton Area Medical Center
Faulkton, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $200

Jerome Bentz, MD
Term(s): 2018-2021
Avera Medical Clinic – Platte
Platte, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $200

Alan Christensen, MD
Term(s): 2015-2018; 2018-2021
Sanford Clinic – Watertown
Watertown, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $0

Mr. K.C. DeBoer
Term(s): 2020-2023
President/Chief Executive Officer
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
Watertown, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $0

Mr. Nick Fosness
Term(s): 2018-2021
Avera Marshall County Healthcare Center
Britton, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $150

Ms. LaVonne Gaspar
Term(s): 2015-2018; 2018-2021
Medicare Beneficiary
Sioux Falls, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $0

Thomas Groeger, MD
Term(s): 2016-2019; 2019-2022
Lead/Deadwood Regional Medical Clinic
Deadwood, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $200

Mr. Jason Merkley
Term(s): 2015-2018; 2018-2021
Chief Executive Officer
Brookings Health System
Brookings, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $150

Mr. Jeremy Schultes
Term(s): 2016-2017; 2017-2020; 2020-2023
Chief Executive Officer
Philip Health Services
Philip, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $150

Mr. Steve Lindquist
Term(s): 2020-2023
Consumer
Sioux Falls, SD

2019 Board Compensation: $0