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Patty Brooks has been the Executive Director of the Eastern South Dakota Chapter of the American Red Cross since November 2018. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Patty served as the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls and the Executive Director of The Compass Center, A Rape and Domestic Abuse Center. Patty has over twenty years of experience working in non-profits, six years in state government for South Dakota and two years in federal government. In her free time, Patty enjoys spending time with her husband and their four adult boys and in the summer spending as much time as she can at her cabin on Lake Poinsett, SD.
Abbie Peterson, Regional Chief Development Officer
Jeff Kazel, Regional Director - Service to Armed Forces and International Services
Rob Reuland - Disaster Program Manager, Eastern South Dakota
Summer DeJong, Disaster Workforce Engagement Manager
Taelyn Phillips, Recruitment Specialist
Tonya Peterson - Direct Services Manager
Chair - Brad Schipper, Sanford Health
1st Vice Chair - Heather Zweifel, Pivotal Performance
2nd Vice Chair - Jim Bies, Augustana University (Retired)
Immediate Past Chair - Kyle Groteluschen, Avera eCARE
Brian Allen, Dakota News Now
Kim Bowman, Dacotah Bank
Joel Christensen, Rainbow International Restoration (Retired)
Kate Hayes, US Wealth Management
Matt Kayser, South Dakota Air National Guard
Geoff Knobloch, Eide Bailly
Dean Lanier, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue
Mark Lenz, Citi
Kelly Marshall, Risk Administration Services
Andy Munce, Sanford Health
Joe Niewohner, Journey Construction
Jennifer Reecy, First National Bank in Sioux Falls
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