Case Management – Northeast Region

 

Tacey DunwoodyTacey Dunwoody
Director of Benchmark Case Management Services
tdunwoody@BenchmarkHS.com

Tacey Dunwoody has 14 years of experience working in Case Management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human services, with a minor in sociology from Black Hills State University. Dunwoody served as a Case Manager, SPED Director, Admissions Coordinator, Outreach Program Director, and Human Rights/Positive Support Committee Chair for Northern Hills Training Center in Spearfish, South Dakota before joining Benchmark. She is a certified Person Centered Thinking Coach, and is Crisis Prevention Intervention certified.


Jan BanghartJan Banghart
Director, Central and Northeast Regions
jbanghart@BenchmarkHS.com

Jan Banghart comes to Benchmark with more than 5 years of experience in the field of case management. She holds a bachelor’s degree of arts in human services and criminal justice, a master’s degree in counseling and guidance, and she has completed the following programs: investigation course by Labor Relations Alternatives, root cause and analysis training, in-depth person-centered training. Jan has also served as a non-violent crisis intervention instructor with the Crisis Prevention Institute for 10 years.

Jan has been working in the field of supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 27 years. During that time, she worked at the provider level, at the state level with the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and at the state operated Intermediate Care Facility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Throughout her tenure, Jan has held the positions of direct support professional, family education coordinator, and case manager with various providers. She has also served as program specialist and clinical coordinator with the Division of Developmental Disabilities; and human rights specialist, assistant director, and director at state operated Intermediate Care Facility. In her personal life, Jan enjoys spending time with her family and husband, watching the grandchildren’s sports activities, gardening, and golfing.


Amie Deckeramie
Case Manager, Northeast Region
adecker@BenchmarkHS.com

Amie Decker has been working in the field for ten years starting as a part-time fill in with Center for Independence in Huron. She moved to a full-time position within the agency as a DSP soon after and filled that position for five years. In 2013, Amie became the Lead Instructor at the Donnie Wahl apartments in Huron. Amie is CPR, and CPI certified.  She has also been a PCT coach. She is passionate about working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is driven to assist people reach their personal goals.


Jamie FolkJamie pic
Case Manager, Northeast Region
jfolk@BenchmarkHS.com

Jamie Folk has worked with people with disabilities in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota for over 25 years, and has held a variety of positions including direct support professional, case manager, and program counselor. She has over 15 years of case management experience. Most recently, she worked for New Horizons as the Project Skills Coordinator, supervising eight job coaches and working with teenagers and young adults to help them explore community employment and build knowledge in transitional life skills. Jamie was the 2014 recipient of the Watertown’s Mayor Award for providing Outstanding Transitional Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND. She is a 2011 Partners in Policymaking graduate and has been involved in People First and South Dakota Advocates for Change.


Brittany Kamm
Case Manager, Northeast RegionBrittany.Kamm pic
bkamm@BenchmarkHS.com

Brittany Kamm has two years of experience in case management, working as a service coordinator for Aspire, Inc. Prior to that, she spent six years working as a Direct Support Professional in a supervised apartment building.  Kamm holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern State University, and is currently finishing her master’s degree in Long Term Care Administration at the University of South Dakota.


 

Dorianne SchmidtFullSizeRender
Case Manager, Northeast Region
dschmidt@BenchmarkHS.com

Dorianne Schmidt has 22 years of experience in the healthcare field. She worked as a CNA assisting the elderly with patient care before joining Lifescape, where she worked with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a Direct Support Professional for five years in residential and the remaining 10.5 in Supported Living with two years as a case manager. She is Person Centered trained, CPI trained, and knows basic sign language. Dorianne is a strong believer in advocating for people’s needs and encouraging their rights.


Sue Sutton
Case Manager, Northeast RegionSue Sutton
ssutton@BenchmarkHS.com

Sue Sutton has nearly six years of experience in Case Management with New Horizons, Watertown, South Dakota. She began her career with New Horizons as a Direct Support Professional before taking on dual roles as Case Manager and Direct Support Coordinator, supervising eight staff in an apartment setting for 16 residents. Sutton holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in Sociology from South Dakota State University.  She is a 2014 graduate of Partners in Policymaking.