Tobacco Prevention Coordinators
Tobacco Prevention Coordinators are South Dakota’s tobacco prevention experts. They provide specialized support to your organization’s or community’s work.
Coordinators can assist in a variety of ways:
- Communicate State Plan goals and key data
- Provide technical assistance for grantees, coalitions, and partners
- Present health education and promotion programs like training workshops, conferences, and school or community presentations
- Share media materials that educate about the dangers of tobacco
- Provide support in adopting voluntary smoke- and tobacco-free policies at the local level (such as multi-unit housing, schools, parks, city buildings and grounds)
If interested in support with any of these areas, reach out to your regional coordinator.
Coordinators are based in four regions across South Dakota. Locate your county on the Tobacco Control Program map. Then, find your coordinator’s contact information below.
Counties: Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins
Counties: Aurora, Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Campbell, Charles Mix, Corson, Dewey, Douglas, Gregory, Haakon, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Jackson, Jerauld. Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Potter, Shannon, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Walworth, Ziebach
Counties: Bon Homme, Clay, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Turner, Union, Yankton
Counties: Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Marshall, McPherson, Roberts, Spink
Kaitlyn Ashley, Statewide Tobacco Cessation Coordinator
Kaitlyn promotes the SD QuitLine by providing education, outreach, and referral resources to healthcare professionals, health systems, employers, and other organizations or individuals through training, resource materials, and cessation policy enhancement.
She works with health professionals around the state to advise their patients to quit using tobacco products and make referrals to the SD QuitLine. Kaitlyn is available for in-person or virtual training about the SD QuitLine, which can be tailored to suit the audience.
South Dakota Tobacco Control Program Leadership
Sierra Phelps, Tobacco Control Program Director
Sierra oversees the tobacco control program, including the SD QuitLine, community and school outreach, counter-marketing, prevention programs, surveillance, and evaluation. She provides oversight for all tobacco control program development, strategic planning, grant writing, management, budget preparation, staff supervision, outreach to partners, and policy development.