Contact Us

Watertown/Milbank: (605)886-0123

Sisseton: (605)698-7688

Crisis lines open 24/7: (605)886-0123

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Senior Administrative Staff

Kari Johnston

Executive Director

Michelle Spies

Chief Financial Officer

Jodie Marotz

Chief Operating Officer, New Horizons

Jessica DeYoung

Human Resources Director

Board of Directors

Dennis Evenson

Chair

Dan Albertsen

Vice Chair

Scott Olson

Treasurer

Lisa Burghardt

Secretary

Lorenzo Apple

Member

Jackie Baxter

Member

Karna Ziemer

Member

Cece Sousy

Member

Cammie Mengwasser

Member

Scott Gloe

Member

Our History

1962

The Human Service Agency began as Lake Region Mental Health Center.

1974

The corporation became the Human Service Agency as new programs were added including Alcohol and Drug Treatment and New Horizons.

1992

Al Wylie, executive director of HSA since its inception, retired and was replaced by Dr. Charles Sherman.

1997

Serenity Hills Halfway House and Detox Center opens,the first dual-diagnosis facility of its kind in SD.

2011

HSA opens a Safe Room as an alternative to a jail setting for those in a mental health crisis. This was the first in a free standing facility in SD.

2016

New Horizons develops a Conflict Free Case Management (CFCM) program serving Brookings, Madison, and Aberdeen.

2017

The Human Service Agency offers services to over 2700 individuals a year in Watertown, Sisseton, and Milbank.

2019

Dr. Charles Sherman retired after 27 years at HSA and was replaced by Kari Johnston as the new Executive Director

2021

Broke ground to build the ARF/Serenity Hills/CARE building on the Main Agency campus.