Category: CACS Announcements

Iversen-Pollreisz Announced as new CEO

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Board of Directors of Capital Area Counseling Services (CACS) announces today that Amy Iversen-Pollreisz has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective early March.  Iversen-Pollreisz will replace CEO Dennie Pfrimmer, who announced his retirement in September. 

Iversen-Pollreisz has served as the Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services since 2011.  In that role she has provided leadership and direction for the public behavioral health system, including community mental health and addiction services.  From 2000 to 2011, she held leadership roles in the Department of Human Services in the Division of Mental Health.  She served as an elementary school counselor in the Stanley County School System from 1997 to 2000.  Iversen-Pollreisz holds a BA from Dakota Wesleyan University and a Masters in Counseling from South Dakota State University.

“I'm thrilled at this opportunity to lead Capital Area Counseling, I look forward to working with the Board and the employees to ensure we provide high quality behavioral healthcare to people in central South Dakota.” said Iversen-Pollreisz.  Board President Tiffany Sanchez adds “We are excited for the leadership, passion, and knowledge Amy Iversen-Pollreisz brings to our organization. CACS has a wonderful team of mental health providers and add to that our new facility! With Iversen-Pollreisz as CEO, CACS will continue to be a great place to work and receive quality care well into the future!”

Capital Area Counseling provides a wide range of mental health services to children and families, adults with serious mental illness, individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or contemplating suicide, and, anyone who is seeking outpatient counseling.


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CACS Announces CEO Search

Monday, October 7, 2019

Position Announcement: Chief Executive Officer

Candidates should have a proven record of progressive leadership experience. The individual should have skill and experience in strategic planning, financial management, public relations, community collaboration, and the ability to lead and inspire a team of dedicated staff. Experience in the behavioral health, primary healthcare, social services or other relevant executive experience is preferable.

A bachelor’s degree is required with 5 years of progressive leadership experience in behavioral healthcare or related field.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of introduction to Maxwell Strategies at

Deadline is October 28, 2019.

Find more information at:


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Mollisons receive CACS Visionary Award

Monday, July 9, 2018
The Capital Area Counseling Service (CACS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce JIM AND SUSAN MOLLISON of Pierre have been presented the Board’s 2018 Visionary Award.
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Today is Capital Area Counseling Day Celebrating 50 years!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Governor Dennis Daugaard signed an Executive Proclamation declaring Tuesday, July 3, 2018 as Capital Area Counseling Day.
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CACS Official Approval of Construction of New Facility

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Capital Area Counseling, and their Board or Directors, approved unanimously in their June 21st board meeting, their dream of building a new integrated behavioral l health facility in northeast Pierre.
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Capital Area Counseling Launches Final Push to Raise $500K for New Facility

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Capital Area Counseling, and their Board or Directors, is launching the final public phase of their Building Better Tomorrows Capital Campaign with a goal to raise a final $500 thousand to help make their dream of building a new integrated mental healthcare facility in a central South Dakota a reali....
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CACS Announces Next Board Chairperson

Friday, July 14, 2017
The Capital Area Counseling Service (CACS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Doneen Hollingsworth of Pierre was elected Board Chair at the Board’s Annual Meeting held on June 22, 2017. Her term will run through June 2019.
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CACS Presents 2017 Visionary Award

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The Capital Area Counseling Service (CACS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Pierre Police Department has won the Board’s Visionary Award. Board Chair, Mark Swendsen made the presentation at Tuesday evening’s Pierre City Commission. Chief Dave Panzer was on hand to receive the honor on b....
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A First Look at New $4M CACS Building

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Dennis and Shirley are the Hughes County 'Building Better Tomorrows' Campaign Chairs and are among more than a dozen volunteers working to raise a total of $5 million to build and maintain a new main campus for CACS.
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CACS Welcomes Gary Ray to the BOD

Friday, April 29, 2016
We asked Gary a few questions to understand why he chose to serve on the board at CACS:
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