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About the Board of Directors

The South Dakota Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities Board of Directors provides direction and sets the organizations policies on behalf of the membership. An election process is held annually for board positions becoming vacant during the respective time frame, and the membership votes on board membership annually.

2016 - 2017 Board of Directors

 Tom Kober/President/Vermillion - Tom has over 25 years of professional experience working with and on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing people. He has a B.A. in Government with a minor in Business Administration, as well as credits towards a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Gallaudet University. Tom worked for CSD for over 18 years in various capacities. Since 2008, Tom has also been Co-Owner of Kober Funeral Homes, Inc. with locations in Vermillion and Elk Point. Tom also worked as an ASL/ English interpreter training program instructor with SE Technical Institute of Sioux Falls for three years. Tom has vast board experience e.g., President, Vice President and Board Member of SD Association of the Deaf; Member of National Association of the Deaf; Member of the American Association of People with Disabilities; Chair of the Statewide Independent Living Council; Chair of the Board of Vocational Rehabilitation; Lifetime member of the Wisconsin Association of the Deaf.

Jack Mortenson/Vice President/Sioux Falls - Jack is a South Dakota native. He has a M.Ed. degree from the University of Sioux Falls, and he has had been an educator at various levels throughout his education career. Most recently, he was Assistant Professor at Dakota Wesleyan Univeristy in the MultiMedia Department. Jack is currently employed as a Theatre Technician at the Harrisburg Performance Arts Centers, and he is a Senior Video Producer with Sparklight, Inc. Jack is a man committed to making the world a better place, evidenced by his service on various boards both presently and in the past. He currently serves on the Sioux Falls Human Resources Commission and the board of the SD Peace and Justice Center, as well as the board of South Dakota Advocacy Services. He previously served on the board of directors for Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota.

Colleen Moran/Secretary-Treasurer/Sioux Falls - Colleen has been a practicing attorney for the past 13 years. She is currently an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Sioux Falls. She is the Human Relations Manager and the ADA Coordinator for the city. Prior to her work as an attorney, Colleen worked as a school teacher and counselor. She received her Bachelor's degree from Dakota State College, her Master's degree and Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Dakota. Colleen is currently the Chair of the Sioux Falls Business Resource Network, and she is also currently on the Board of Directors for Children Rescue International, as well as on the Sioux Falls Special Olympics Committee. 

Margot Burton/Past President/Rapid City - Margot is one of the founders of the Coalition, and she has previously served on the Board. She has worked for a private rehabilitation company as a rehabilitation consultant/placement counselor, been self-employed as a rehabilitation consultant, and she has been a vocational counselor for SD Job Service. Margot has served on the Rapid City Mayor's Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Disability Task Force, Western Resources for Independent Living Board, Governor's Advisory Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

Lorri Bohm/Crooks - Lorri is a former RN from Children's Care Hospital and School, and the mother of a teenage son with autism spectrum disorder. She attended the National Alliance for Full Participation, and she presently employed by SD Parent Connection. Lorri has served multiple years on the East River Legal Services Board of Directors, and she is a Year 17 graduate of Partners in Policymaking. She is also active in the health ministry at West Nidaros Lutheran Church, as well as PTO. She is a person with a disability.

John Baxter/Sioux Falls - John has an A.A. degree in Criminal Justice and a General Studies degree from Mount Marty Collete. He worked in the special education department on the Rosebud Reservation in the Todd County Middle School for two years. He worked as an aid at disability services under Dr. Pearson at USD for a year. John is a trainer for NAMI Connections. He teaches people with mental illness to run anonymous support groups for other people with mental illnesses. He has facilitated a support group for six years. He also voluntarily runs a class for Avera Behavioral Health every week to explain programs offered by NAMI. John is a person with a disability.

Matt Cain/Hartford - Matt is a graduate of Augustana University with a degree in Special Education and English. He has worked for over 20 years in serving people with various disabilities. His work experience has been with Southeastern Behavioral Health, Prairie Freedom Center for Independent Living and the South Dakota Department of Human Services/Division of Developmental Disabilities.  He is presently the Executive Director of Independent Living Choices in Sioux Falls. Matt has extensive experience on boards and councils at the local and state levels e.g., Sioux Falls City Transit Board, Sioux Falls ADA Advisory Board, Hartford Sports/Recreation Board, Hartford City Council/Planning and Zoning, SD Statewide Independent Living Council and SD Board of Vocational Rehabilitation. Matt is a strong and passionate advocate for people with all types of disabilities.

David Scherer/Lead - David is a South Dakota native. He received his B.S. degree with a double major in Sociology and Psychology from Black Hills State University. He has done post graduate work at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University in New York City. For close to 30 years he has worked for Black Hills Special Services Cooperative providing services in residential treatment, job placement, job coaching, alternative education programs, alcohol and drug treatment and foster care. His experience includes working on juvenile corrections issues, systems change efforts, inter-governmental collaboration and community housing needs. Since 1999 he has coordinated the activities of DakotaLink, the SD Assistive Technology Program. Dave also has extensive experience on local, state and national boards and councils focusing on independent living, assistive technology and housing.

Keven Moulton/Rapid City -  Keven was born in Nebraska. His family moved to Custer in the late 1970s. Keven completed school in Custer and eventually moved to Rapid City. He has lived and worked in Rapid City for many years. Keven is presently working at the Raiders Cafe' at Ellsworth Air Force Base. He's been employed there for three years. Outside of work, Keven likes to take his dog for walks. He enjoys a variety of other community events. Keven is also involved with the Family Support 360 Council. Keven is presently President of People First of Rapid City. He is a graduate of Partners in Policymaking, and he is a trainer for Person Centered Planning. He has been involved with South Dakota Advocates for Change. Keven has been recognized for his advocacy efforts with the Source of America Tom Miller Award.

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