Board and Committees

Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs the Black Hill’s Board of Directors are made up of community and business leaders dedicated to helping young people succeed. The Board of Directors provides fiscal management and strategic direction and, in addition, helps build a network of like-minded community members and organizations that can help the Clubs achieve their mission. The following are all independent, voting members of Boys & Girls of the Black Hills Board of Directors. 

Chair: John Pence, Retired, Community Volunteer
Treasurer: Justin O’Neill, O'Neill Law Office
Secretary: Mike Hanson, Hill City School District Superintendent

Jason Alexander, Alexander Enterprises

Laurie Pauli-Tarrell, State of South Dakota, Dept of Social Service

Ron Everett, Lead Mayor

Carmen Ronish, Neiman Timber & Rushmore Forest Products


Resource Development Committees

Comprised of staff and board members, as well as community volunteers, the Resource Development Committee oversees the fundraising and resource development efforts of the Boys & Girls Clubs.

The RD Committee provides direction and support for all development efforts including the annual GREAT FUTURES campaign, special fundraising events, and Partners for the Future sponsorships.

Hot Springs Resource Development Committee
John Pence, Retired
Laurie Pauli-Tarrell, DSS State of South Dakota
Rachelle Elshere, DSS State of South Dakota
Nikki Shaw, Hot Springs School District
Chris Kattke, Director of Mueller Civic Center
Shane Fugier, Golden West Telecommunications
Chris Pannill, Sons of the American Legion

Hill City Resource Development Committee
Briana Tyler, Southern Hills Title
Event Volunteers: Erica Welu, Darla Houser, Judi Quinn

Lead-Deadwood Resource Development Committee
Jamie Gilcrease-Heupel, Lotus Up Espresso, Owner
Tracy Island, Comfort Inn & Suites General Manager
Natasha Fuller, CAI Construction
Sarah Canida, Community Volunteer
Lindsy Thomas, Veterans Affairs
Amber Diers, Holiday Inn & Suites, Deadwood Gold-Dust, General Manager

Volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Black Hills and are vital to the success of our programs and special events. We invite you to learn more about how you can help kids build great futures. To find out more about the important role the Resource Development Committee has on the Clubs or if you would like to join our Committee, please contact Richard Walker, Resource Development Director at or (605) 574-2010.

Boys & Girls Club of Hill City
297 Walnut Drive
P.O. Box 677
Hill City, SD 57745
Phone: 605.574.2010
Boys & Girls Club of Lead-Deadwood
845 Miners Avenue
Lead, SD 57754
Phone: 605.584.1113
Boys & Girls Club of Hot Springs
105 N. River Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: 605.745.8000
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