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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.


CategoriesCACS Announcements

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:


CategoriesCACS Announcements

CACS and YMCA Wrap Up the Walk/Run 60 for 60 Event

Monday, December 17, 2018
Capital Area Counseling Services (CACS) and the Oahe YMCA partnered with the Mobros/Mosistas of Central South Dakota to support the Movember Foundation in November.
CategoriesPress Release

CACS: Winner of the 2018 Bush Prize for Community Innovation

Monday, December 17, 2018
CACS is a 2018 recipient Bush Prize for Community Innovation. Each year the Bush Foundation celebrates organizations that are extraordinary in not only what they do, but how they do it. The Bush Foundation President, Jennifer Ford Reedy, said "the 2018 winners drive breakthrough solutions for our re....

Capital Area Counseling Services to Host 3rd Annual Recovery Color Walk

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Capital Area Counseling Services Board of Directors and employees recognize September as Recovery Month. Recovery Month is observed across the U.S. and sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servic....
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CACS Board Proclaims August as Teen Suicide Prevention Month

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
TeenSuicideThe staff and Board of Directors at CACS set aside the month of August to help bring awareness to the impact of teen suicide and the prevention efforts in place in our community.
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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.
CategoriesCACS Announcements

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.
CategoriesCACS Announcements, Press Release
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