Horizon Health Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

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Horizon Health Foundation has recently welcomed Kelli Koepsell of Canova, SD, to the Foundation’s board of directors, which is comprised of ten leaders representing the Horizon Health Care service area. The board members guide the direction of the Foundation and oversee operations, including financial management and advocacy efforts.

Since 2018, Koepsell has worked at Dakota State University and currently serves as their director of marketing and communications. In her role, Kelli establishes marketing campaigns to assist with brand recognition and recruitment through internal and external communications, the DSU website and social media platforms. She also spent 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 and Lake counties in South Dakota.

“I’m honored to be joining the Horizon Health Foundation Board of Directors,” said Koepsell. “I’m always looking for ways to give back to the community while still utilizing my skillset in strategic marketing and communications. This is a great opportunity, and I look forward to the next three years.”

Other current Horizon Health Foundation board members include: Patrick Maroney (Sioux Falls, SD); Doug Eidahl (Roslyn, SD); Pam Locken (Isabel, SD); Jim Burg (Wessington Springs, SD); Gary McKellips (Alcester, SD); Jessica Lindskov (Isabel, SD); Kris Stocklin-Johnson (Faith, SD); and Jean Thompson (Howard, SD).

The Horizon Health Foundation was established in 2016 to ensure rural health care access to those in need and provide funding for Horizon Health Care. Horizon Health Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, seeks through responsible activities to encourage and derive sustaining gift support from current and former patients and interested friends, including corporate entities. The Horizon Health Foundation, operating in coordination with Horizon Health Care, is the duly designated fundraising arm for Horizon Health Care.  In the broadest sense, the purpose of the Foundation is to create an awareness of the financial needs of Horizon Health Care, which are not provided by patient charges and to systematically implement plans by which dollar needs can be met. For more information, please visit or call 605.772.4553.

About Horizon Health Care

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit