Leadership

Tracy Pardy

Tracy Pardy, Foundation Director

Tracy joined Horizon in April 2016 to lead the newly established Horizon Health Foundation as Foundation Director. Tracy has over 15 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.

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John Mengenhausen

John Mengenhausen, Board Chairman

Following a three year tour with an army airborne company, Mr. Mengenhausen received his degree in Business and Accounting from Nettleton College located in Sioux Falls, SD. After receiving his degree, he returned to his hometown of Howard, SD and opened a small accounting and tax preparation firm. 

In October of 1983, he assumed the role of CEO of a small community health center, Miner-Hamlin Health Care Project which included clinics in Howard and Bryant, with a total staff of 14 and an annual budget of approximately $700,000. Through a number of mergers and expansions over the course of three decades, Mr. Mengenhausen led the organization to grow into what is today Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon). Horizon is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in South Dakota with 24 clinics covering 26,000 square miles of service area. 

Having served as board chair for the State and Regional Associations which include SD, ND, CO, UT, MT and WY, he is respected at the state, regional and national level for his expertise in the field of community health center leadership. He also served as the Board Chair for the National Association of Community Health Centers representing all 1,200 U.S. community health centers. He currently serves as the Vice Board Chair for Community Health Advocates, Inc. a for-profit corporation formed to promote the accessibility of adequate health care to individuals residing in medically underserved US communities. 

He currently serves as the Vice Board Chair for Community Health Ventures, a for profit corporation that provides group purchasing opportunities for FQHCs.


Adam Eggert

Adam Eggert, Foundation Database/Development Assistant

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. 


Jodi Jung

Jodi Jung, CNP

Jodi has been with Horizon since 2010 as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. A Madison, SD, native, Jodi graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2000.  She later obtained her Master of Science degree in Nursing from SDSU in 2009. 

Jodi provides care at De Smet Community Health Center and remains involved in her local community.


Pam Locken

Pam Locken, Board Secretary

Pam started her career in the medical field as a Medical Receptionist and Billing Associate 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, 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. 

Currently, Pam resides in rural Isabel, SD, and operations her own business, Wellness Works, in Timber Lake. 


Rachele Vietor

Rachele Vietor, PA-C

Originally from Colome, SD, Rachele obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University in 2011. She then went on to receive her degree of Master of Physician Assistant Studies from University of South Dakota in 2015. 

Rachele began working for Horizon in August 2015 and currently provides medical care at Mission Community Health Center.  Rachele is a member of the SDAPA and the AAPA.


Ruth Lim, MD

Dr. Ruth Lim, Board Member

Dr. Ruth Lim has over twenty years of medical experience and provides medical care at Horizon’s James Valley Community Health Center in Huron. Dr. Lim graduated from Velez College in Cebu City, Philippines, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology. In 1993, she completed her M.D. at the Cebu Institute of Medicine, also in Cebu City, Philippines. 

Over the years, Dr. Lim has also provided care at Horizon’s clinic in De Smet. She also currently serves as a supervising physician for Horizon’s Northwestern sites.


Richard "Dick" Bair

Dick Bair, Board Treasure

Richard “Dick” Bair has served on the Horizon Health Care, Inc. Board of Directors for over ten years and is one of the founding board members for the Horizon Health Foundation, as well as its treasurer. Dick currently resides in Martin, SD, where he has owned and operated Bair Ford for nearly 50 years. 

Dick served as Board Chair for Horizon from 2012-2014 and is currently Vice-Chair. He was recently recognized with the Community Health Associate of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) Exceptional Board Leadership Award for his dedication. Locally in Martin, he has been involved with numerous organizations and volunteer events. 

Dick and his family are strong supporters of the Martin Community Health Center and the importance of community health centers in our nation.