Amy has over 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Prior to becoming the CEO, she served as the Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Social Services for nine years, overseeing the Division of Behavioral Health and the state psychiatric hospital in Yankton and providing executive leadership in integrating the state’s mental health and addiction systems. Prior to that, Amy held leadership roles in the Department of Human Services, including serving as the Director of the Division of Mental Health for several years. Amy also served on various Governor appointed oversight councils and task forces during her career with state government. Amy has a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Human Resource Development from South Dakota State University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Human Services from Dakota Wesleyan University. Amy is a South Dakota native, growing up on a cattle ranch near Murdo. Amy’s husband Greg works for the Department of Transportation. They have two daughters, Paige (17) who is a junior at T.F. Riggs High School and Addison (12) who is a 6th grader at Georgia Morse Middle School.
Jennifer Gray, MSW, CSW-PIP, QMHP
Jennifer received her Bachelors in Social Work from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, in 1992 and her Masters in Social Work from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia in 1999. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Private Independent Practitioner, and a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Jennifer has been employed with Capital Area Counseling Service for fifteen years, and she currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer. When asked what she enjoys most about her work, Jennifer replied, “seeing all the amazing work that our staff do with clients to help them meet their goals.”
Becky Spoehr, BS
Becky received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2009. She has a major in dietetics and minor in psychology. In 2010 Becky joined Capital Area Counseling Service, and she currently serves as the Director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area. When asked what she enjoys most about her work, Becky replied, “seeing the positive impact being made on every youth who walks through the Club’s door, either it be educational programs, supportive role models or an overall safe environment.”