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Sioux Falls VA Health Care System


Leadership Team

Portrait of Darwin G. Goodspeed

Darwin G. Goodspeed | 605-333-6842


Mr. Goodspeed has worked more than 16 years in health care leadership positions within VA, Department of Defense (DoD), and the private sector. He most recently served as Associate Director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and as Acting Director of the Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Goodspeed holds graduate degrees in Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri; a Master in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire College, Manchester, New Hampshire, a Master in Health Care Administration from Baylor University, Waco, Texas and an undergraduate degree in Business Management/Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Portrait of Sara Ackert, MS

Sara Ackert, MS | 605-333-6842

Associate Director

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Timothy L Pendergrass, MD | 605.333-6843

Chief of Staff

Portrait of Barbara Teal

Barbara Teal | 605-333-6843

Assoc. Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Exec

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Diane Maeschen | 605-332-3230, Ext. 9-4168

EEO Program Manager