Patrick of Sioux Falls, SD (formerly Howard, SD) joined the Horizon Health Foundation Board of Directors in December 2019. Pat attended Dakota State University in Madison, SD and returned to Howard in 1967. Pat owned Maroney's Bar for more than forty years, taking over the business from his father, who owned the bar twenty-three years prior.
Over the years, Pat has held many leadership positions in the area. He has served as a Miner County Commissioner (11 years), former Vice President of Howard Industries, Board Chair of Miner County Community Revitalization (MCCR) and the Rural Learning Center, President of the Jaycees Club, Chairman for the First District Association of Local Governments (three terms), Chairman of the Democratic Party, and Treasurer of the Interlakes Community Action Board. He has also volunteered on numerous boards, including: Miner County Development Corporation, St. Agatha’s Church Council (23 years), Howard Public Library (38 years), and the Dakota State University Foundation (11 years).
Doug Eidahl is currently the Vice President of Regulatory and Legal for Vantage Point Solutions in Mitchell, SD, where he works on a wide variety of legal, regulatory, business and strategic planning issues, financing, mergers and acquisitions for Rural Telecommunications, Internet, CATV and wireless providers. He joined the Horizon Health Foundation Board of Directors in 2019. Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Master’s of Public Administration degree and law degree, all from the University of South Dakota. He was the former General Counsel for the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission and CEO for James Valley Telecommunications & Northern Valley Communications in Groton and Aberdeen, SD before joining VPS in 2003.
In addition to his extensive career, Eidahl also has served on numerous boards, commissions and community foundations. He especially enjoys preservation of rural communities and economic development. Doug is currently serving on the Mitchell Technical Institute Foundation, Strand Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn, and Fort Sisseton Historical Commission. He grew up on his family’s dairy farm, just 11 miles northwest of Roslyn, where he continues to farm with his son and nephew.
Pam started her career in the medical field as Project Director for Isabel Community Clinic in the 1980s, before moving into the position of CEO. Over the years, clinics in Eagle Butte, Faith, McIntosh, and Bison were acquired by the Isabel clinic to form Prairie Community Health under Pam’s leadership.
As CEO of the organization, Pam was an active member of her State Primary Care Association, the Community Healthcare Association of the Dakotas (CHAD), her Regional Primary Care Association, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), serving on their boards and executive committees.
Pam was also a founding member of Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) thirty years ago, serving as President from 2002-2006.
In January 2016, Pam retired from her position as CEO of Prairie Community Health, which led to the merger of Horizon and Prairie Community Health. In the same year, she joined the Horizon Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Currently, Pam resides in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and volunteers at the Good Samaritan free clinic in Spearfish.
Jim, a Jerauld County rancher, became part of the Horizon Health Foundation Board in May 2018. Jim is a graduate of South Dakota State University, with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. A third-generation rancher, Jim has been co-owner of Firesteel Ranch near Wessington Springs for over 50 years. Today, his sons manage the ranch, and he and his brother remain involved in semi-retired roles.
In addition to his farming career, Jim spent 27 years in the National Guard, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He served two years in the state Senate, and 10 years in the state Legislature, during which he served as an assistant minority leader. He served 18 years as a Public Utilities Commissioner and served as chairman of the electricity committee of the National PUC Commissioners. In this role, he was a strong advocate for the development of wind energy in South Dakota. Given his passion for public utilities, Jim has been involved in many National Association of Regulatory Utility Commission (NARUC) committees and served on their board of directors. He has also served on advisory boards for the National Regulatory Research Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, and New Mexico State Forum.
In South Dakota, Jim has had a lifelong association with the South Dakota 4-H and served as chair of the South Dakota 4-H Foundation. He has also served as a board member for South Dakota Corn Growers and has previously served as Board of Director of South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Board of Director/Treasurer of South Dakota Retailer’s Association. From 2009-2017, Jim served as chair of the State Farm Service Agency Committee.
Locally in Wessington Springs, Jim is a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, a past Mayor in the community, a Farmers Union member, and a member of the Wessington Springs School Board.
Gary, a lifelong resident of Alcester, SD, joined the Horizon Health Foundation Board of Directors in January 2019. Gary is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
After graduation, he returned home to work in the State Bank of Alcester, which had been a family-owned bank since 1919. Gary was named Chief Executive Officer in 1990 and recently retired in 2017.
In addition to his career in banking, Gary has a passion for economic development and expansion of the Alcester community. He has served as an officer and on boards of many community organizations, including the Alcester Development Company, Inc., Morningside Care Center, Inc., Alcester Downtown Limited Partnership, Alcester Community Foundation, Alcester Lions Club, and Alcester Village Apartment Board. He’s also serving on the Alcester Community Center Planning Committee.
Outside of his commitment to his hometown, Gary has also served on the Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota board and as a trustee for the University of South Dakota Foundation.
Jessica is a graduate of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, ND, and holds a degree in criminal justice. Since 2010, Jessica has been the CEO of her household. She also helps at the Firesteel Creek Lodge, which her husband (Mark) and in-laws (Les and Marcia Lindskov) own and operate.
Since 2016, Jessica has served on the Horizon Health Care Board of Directors, and after joining the Horizon Health Foundation Board of Directors in 2019, she has acted as a liaison between the two separate boards. Residing in one of Horizon’s most rural communities, Jessica is passionate about supporting Horizon Health Care and Horizon Health Foundation’s mission.
“Our small clinics matter and are a big part of our towns,” said Jessica. “If it weren’t for Horizon clinics, my family would have to travel miles for doctoring."
Jessica resides in Isabel with her husband, Mark, and children, Benjamin, Chanley and Archer.
Krissy began working at Prairie Community Health in 2013 where she was introduced to the healthcare field and how vital it is to keep community-based healthcare in rural South Dakota. Prior to a merger with Horizon Health Care, Inc. in 2016, Krissy began working in marketing. Upon completion of the merger with Horizon, Krissy was able to concentrate her efforts on marketing and collaborating with her co-workers in rural healthcare advocacy.
Krissy currently serves on the Faith Area Community Foundation, is President of the Faith Community, Commerce, and Development Group, serves as a member of the Faith School 46-2 School Board, and volunteers her time with local charities and community events.
In September 2017, Krissy's career path took her in a new direction as editor of the local newspaper in Faith, SD. She is able to combine her passion for community involvement, marketing, and healthcare advocacy. In 2018, she joined the Horizon Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Currently, Krissy resides in rural Faith, SD, with her husband and two sons. Together, they own and operate their 5th generation cattle ranch and their feed business, Bar E2 Feeds.
Jean, a resident of Howard, SD, joined the Horizon Health Foundation Board of Directors in October 2021.
As the original provider at Horizon Health Care’s Howard Community Health Center, Jean spent 17 years serving the Howard community until 1994. In 2018, she returned to Horizon as a PRN and recently rejoined the Howard CHC as a medical provider.
Over the years, Jean has served on the Howard School Board (two terms) and the Howard City Council (six years), as President of the South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants and member of the Ethics Committee for the American Academy of Physician Assistants in Washington D.C. She was also the EMT instructor for the Huron Ambulance for 15 years.
Kelli, a resident of Canova, SD joined the Horizon Health Foundation Board of Directors in November 2021.
Kelli has been the Director of Marketing and Communications at Dakota State University since 2018. Prior to that she spend 15 years working in health care marketing for Sanford Health.
Over the years, Koepsell has served on several boards, including the Howard School District Board. In addition to her activity in her church and local communities, she's currently training to be a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) advocate for Miner in Lake counties in South Dakota.
Tracy joined Horizon in April 2016 to lead the newly established Horizon Health Foundation as Foundation Director. Tracy has over 20 years of fundraising experience and oversees all policies, objectives, and initiatives regarding the Horizon Health Foundation to maximize funding and develop goals and strategies for all fundraising campaigns.
Tracy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University and served as a Foundation Director for a local hospital foundation prior to joining Horizon. Tracy also has been employed as a Capital Campaign Director and Development Officer in higher education fundraising.Email Tracy
Brianna Mae Feldhaus
Brianna Mae joined Horizon in August 2015 as a Recruiter for the Human Resource Department and transitioned in the spring of 2019 to the Horizon Health Foundation as a Fundraising Officer. With the growth of the Foundation, Brianna Mae is responsible for leading and continuing to develop the annual fundraising programs, as well as maintaining relationships with current and new donors to the Foundation.
Brianna Mae holds a Master’s degree from the University of Kansas in Higher Education and Policy Administration. She earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies and Criminal Justice from the University of South Dakota, with a minor in Spanish.E-mail Brianna
Adam joined Horizon in the fall of 2016 as the Horizon Health Foundation’s Foundation Database/Development Assistant. With the recent launch of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, Adam is responsible for recording and maintaining gift and donor records, as well as the development and production of financial reports and projections.
Prior to Horizon, Adam has had over ten years of experience in the financial industry.
Marcia Sherman joined Horizon Health Foundation in March 2021 as a part-time Administrative Assistant.
Marcia comes to Horizon with over 40 years of experience in office management, administration, and local government services. Most notably she has done well over 412 meeting agendas/minutes in her career. She will be a very valuable part of our team working with our Foundation Board of Directors, policies, procedures, and supporting donor relationships.