About Us


The mission of the South Dakota Psychological Association is to advance psychology as a service and to apply the knowledge to benefit the health and well-being of the people of South Dakota.

The South Dakota Psychological Association (SDPA) is the only organization in South Dakota which represents the comprehensive interests of psychologists and promotes the profession by serving both its members and the public through high standards of ethical professional practice, education, research, advocacy, and collegiality. The SDPA is affiliated with the American Psychological Association.


SDPA 2015-2016 Executive Committee


Mark Perrenoud, Ph.D.
Rapid City, SD


Past President
Lynette Quast, Ph.D.
Rapid City, SD


President - Elect


Secretary / Treasurer
Melissa Boyer, Ph.D.
Ft. Meade, SD


Federal Advocacy Coordinator (FAC) Rep
Hilary Kindsfater, Ph.D.
Belle Fourche, SD


APA Council of Representatives (COR) Rep
Laura Hughes, Psy.D.
Rapid City, SD


Mental Health Advocacy Commission Rep
Mindy Hedlund, Ph.D.
Rapid City, SD


Member at Large
Trisha Miller, Ph.D
Rapid City, SD


Student Representatives
Rachel Nelson

Kayla Nalan-Sheffield


Public Education Campaign (PEC) Coordinator
Kari Scovel, Ph.D.
Rapid City, SD


SDPA Association Management
Kristin Bennett, Executive Director
SDPA, c/o Nonprofit Resources
22640 Hazel Lane
Rapid City, SD  57702
Phone:  (605) 470-0707
Fax: 866) 275-5537
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