Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities

Our Staff

Executive Director
Wendy Parent-Johnson, Ph.D.

Director of Disability Services
Ernetta L. Fox, M.F.A., M.L.S.

Associate Director of Research and Development
John R. Johnson, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Operations
Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
Eric Kurtz, Ph.D.

Director of Dissemination
Derric Miller, B.A.

Director of Academic Training
Director, South Dakota LEND Program
Joanne Van Osdel, Ed.D.

Birth to 3 Service Coordinator
Bridget Amundson, B.S.

Program Assistant
Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
Pam Anderson, B.A.

Training Associate and School Psychologist
Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
Lisa Bannwarth, Ed.S.

Senior Secretary
Teresa Byrnes

Accounting Assistant
Debbie Carter

Coordinator of Trainings and Technical Assistance
Luke Comeau, M.A.

Birth to 3 Service Coordinator
Mary Fitzpatrick

Social Media Coordinator
Kendra Gottsleben, B.A. 

Staff Assistant
Erin Gustaf

RISE-UP Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist
Tyler Hemmingson, B.S.

Training Associate
Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
Lacy Knutson, M.S., BCBA

Birth to 3 Service Coordinator
Stephanie Krusemark, B.A.

Deaf-Blind Program Coordinator
Rose Moehring, M.A., CLVT

Birth to 3 Service Coordinator
Shannon Nelson, B.S.

Director of Nutrition Programs
Amy Richards, M.S., R.D., L.N.

Birth to 3 Service Coordinator
Nicole Saue, B.S.W.

Training Associate
Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
Jennifer Trenhaile, M.S., CRC

Autism and Deaf-Blind Program Secretary
Angela Tuffs, B.S.

Disability Services Secretary
Pat Twedt