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Case Management – Central Region

Tacey DunwoodyTacey Dunwoody
Director of Benchmark Case Management Services

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. Tacey 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.

Colin Hutchison
Regional Director 

Colin Hutchison has worked in the human services field for approximately 21 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Dakota. Prior to his employment with Benchmark, Colin managed two of South Dakota’s Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities waivers, CHOICES and Family Support 360. He played a key role in bringing Conflict-free Case Management into the state of South Dakota during his time as a Waiver Administrator for South Dakota’s Division of Developmental Disabilities.

Kenna BauerPhoto
Case Manager, Central Region

Kenna comes to Benchmark Human Services with over 15 year of Case Management experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Black Hills State University and an Addiction Studies Certification from the University of South Dakota. Kenna’s previous experience includes; Direct Support Professional, Residential Supervisor, Mental Health Case Manager, and Certified Addiction Counselor. Kenna is passionate about working with people in all walks of life.


Courtney Bierle
Case Manager, Central Region

Courtney Bierle has worked at LifeQuest for two years as a Direct Support Professional and counts those she has worked with as family. She recently graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute with an associate’s degree in Human Services. Courtney is excited to be part of the Benchmark team and to continue helping people with disabilities live full lives.


Brandi Blue
Case Manager, Central Region 

Brandi Blue has worked in the human services field since 2011. Prior to joining Benchmark, she worked as a direct support professional at the Center for Independence in Huron, SD and Black Hills Special Services in Sturgis. She also worked in special education as a behavior interventionist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Human Services from Southern New Hampshire University, and completed an internship as a case manager with Community Counseling Services.

Courtney O’Dell
Case Manager, Central Region

Courtney O’Dell has experience working as direct support professional with the Huron area Center for Independence. She lives in Huron, SD and graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute with an associate’s degree in Human Services. Courtney has a strong passion for helping others reach their goals.

Mary SchroederHead shot
Case Manager, Central Region 

Mary Schroeder has 11 years of experience in case management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Dakota Wesleyan University. Before joining Benchmark, she was employed with LifeQuest for almost 20 years, having started in residential services and then working as a vocational instructor before becoming a case manager.


Stephanie WoodraskaStephanie woodraska
Case Manager, Central Region

Stephanie Woodraska worked for 16 years for LifeQuest, 13 of those years as a case manager. She began her career in the field as a direct support professional. Woodraska served as a member of the POM validation team at LifeQuest, and served on the PCT leadership group. She has been part of work groups created to revamp LifeQuest’s ISP process to include personal outcome measures and person-centered thinking. Stephanie studied computer software at Mitchell Technical Institute.