Board of Directors

  • Scott Petersen

    Scott Petersen


    Former CEO, LodgeNet

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected 2018

  • Marnie Hermann

    Marnie Herrmann

    Vice Chair

    Bank One, Chief Banking Officer

    Rapid City, SD

    Elected 2019

  • Randy Bury

    Randy Bury


    Good Samaritan Society, President & CEO

    Sioux Falls, SD

    As The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan president and CEO, Randy Bury is responsible for the successful planning and implementation of operational, strategic and financial goals for Sanford Health’s senior care services division. Bury, who is a member of Sanford Health’s corporate leadership team, also works with the Society’s board of directors and manages all Society senior-level executive leaders.

    Bury became president of the Society in 2019 after logging 37 years of executive leadership experience with Sanford Health. At the corporate level, he most recently served as the organization’s chief administrative officer and previously held the role of senior vice president of health services administration. While at Sanford USD Medical Center, Bury was chief operating officer, chief administrative officer, executive vice president and vice president of patient services.

    A graduate of Augustana University with a degree in health care administration, Bury also holds a Master of Business Administration in health care administration from California Pacific University.

    In 2020, Bury was elected to the board of governors for the American Health Care Association, the nation’s largest association of long-term and post-acute care providers. He is a past president of the South Dakota chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past board member of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations. He has served on several local boards, most recently the Sioux Empire United Way Board of Directors and the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

    Bury and his wife, Sonia, have two sons.

  • Matt Hocks

    Matt Hocks


    Sanford Health, Chief Operating Officer

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Matt Hocks serves as Sanford Health’s Chief Operating Officer. Matt is responsible for successful planning and implementation of operational and strategic goals.

    Matt Hocks graduated from The University of South Dakota in 2002 with a Masters of Business Administration and a Specialization in Health Services Administration. He joined Sanford in 2004 and has held various department directors of clinic operations and Vice President Positions before assuming the Chief Operating Office role in 2019.

    Matt and his wife Rachel live in Sioux Falls and have three children.

  • Linda Norman

    Rev. Linda Norman


    Chief Financial Officer & Administrator, Mission Investment Fund of the E.L.C.A.

    Chicago, IL

    Elected 2021

  • Dr. David Brechtelsbauer

    Dr. David Brechtelsbauer


    Retired Physician

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected 2019

  • Dean Buckneberg

    Dean Buckneberg


    Former CPA, Eide Bailly LLP

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected 2017

  • Lisa Melby

    Lisa Melby


    Good Samaritan Society, Sr. Director

    Loveland, CO

    Elected 2017

  • Helen Melland

    Helen Melland


    Former Dean of the College of Nursing, Montana State University

    Bozeman, MT

    Elected 2021

  • Darrell Schmith

    Darrell Schmith


    First PREMIER Bank, Executive Vice President

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected 2019

  • Thomas Koop

    Thomas Koop


    Former CPA, Clifton Larson Allen, LLP

    Brainerd, MN

    Elected 2020

  • Traci Woolfolk

    Traci Woolfolk


    Good Samaritan Society, Administrator

    Burleson, TX

    Elected in 2021

  • Dave Austad

    Dave Austad


    Austad Golf, CEO

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected in 2015

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