Board of Directors

  • Scott Petersen

    Scott Petersen

    Chair

    Former CEO, LodgeNet

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected 2018

  • Darrell Schmith

    Darrell Schmith

    Vice Chair

    First PREMIER Bank, Executive Vice President

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected 2019

  • Nate Schema

    Nate Schema

    Director

    Good Samaritan Society, President & CEO

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected 2021

    Nathan Schema serves as president and CEO of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, leading the nation’s largest non-profit provider of senior care and services. He oversees the development and execution of organizational priorities, and in partnership with Sanford Health leadership, works to advance the integrated health care system.

    Schema’s longstanding career with the Society began in 2006 as an administrator-in-training in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. He was a nursing home administrator at multiple Society locations, and also held positions as associate director of operations, regional executive director of operations and most recently, vice president of operations.

    In January 2022, Schema 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.

    A native of Faribault, Minnesota, Schema holds a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Concordia College (Minnesota) and a Master of Business Administration from Bellevue University.

    Schema lives in Sioux Falls with his wife, Alex, and their two sons.

  • Matt Hocks

    Matt Hocks

    Director

    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

    Director

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

    Chicago, IL

    Elected 2021

  • Dr. David Brechtelsbauer

    Dr. David Brechtelsbauer

    Director

    Retired Physician

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected 2019

  • Dean Buckneberg

    Dean Buckneberg

    Director

    Former CPA, Eide Bailly LLP

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected 2017

  • Helen Melland

    Dr. Helen Melland

    Director

    Former Dean of the College of Nursing, Montana State University

    Bozeman, MT

    Elected 2021

  • Thomas Koop

    Thomas Koop

    Director

    Former CPA, Clifton Larson Allen, LLP

    Brainerd, MN

    Elected 2020

  • Dave Austad

    Dave Austad

    Director

    Austad Golf, CEO

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Elected in 2015

  • Dr. Dean Bresciani

    Dr. Dean Bresciani

    Director

    Retired North Dakota State University President

    Fargo, ND

    Elected 2022

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