YRAHEC Staff

Mission Statement: To enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community/academic partnerships.

Serving a primary 24-county area in southern South Dakota: Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Lake, Lincoln, Lyman, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Tripp, Turner, Union, and Yankton counties. YRAHEC also serves an extended area of Bennett, Custer, Fall River, Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Mellette, Pennington, Shannon and Todd counties.

Contact Us at:


Sandy Viau-Williams (Executive Director):  sandy.viau@yrahec.onmicrosoft.com

Cheri Buffington (Associate Director Post Secondary Programs):  cheri.buffington@yrahec.onmicrosoft.com

Corryn Celmer (Associate Director of Community Programs):  corryn.celmer@onmicrosoft.com

Cyndi Beers (Office Manager): cyndi.beers@yrahec.onmicrosoft.com

You can also reach us at 605-655-8285.