South Dakota Division of Well being Secretary Joan Adam of Pierre will probably be retiring from the division.
“My time with the Division of Well being has been very rewarding. The dedication of the Division’s staff is spectacular and can proceed to serve the state effectively. I’m wanting ahead to specializing in household and private commitments,” mentioned Joan Adam.
Joan and her husband Karl dwell in Pierre, SD, the place they’ve raised their 5 youngsters. Their household additionally features a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and one grandson.
Joan stays energetic within the Pierre group and has served as a Board Member and President of the Pierre/Ft. Pierre Group Basis, Co-Chair of the Helmsley Most cancers Heart Fundraising Committee, and is presently serving because the Vice President of the Pierre College Board.
“Joan has lived a lifetime of service to the Pierre group and to the individuals of South Dakota,” mentioned Governor Kristi Noem. “She has been capable of put households first as a result of she acknowledges the significance of her family. I’m grateful for her recommendation and want her the perfect on all the things that she does.”
Joan has served on the South Dakota Division of Well being for a mixed 20 years, together with as Division Director for Well being Promotion & Illness Prevention, Division Director for Administration, and Secretary of Well being. In between her division director roles, Joan returned residence to lift her rising household.