Pam Homan, Board Chair
Dr. Pam Homan is the executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Augustana, an initiative designed to build strategic partnerships with industry leaders, business heads and curators of creativity. In her role, Dr. Homan develops collaborations to enhance Augustana’s experiential learning opportunities for students and strengthens connections to the growing and changing needs of the Sioux Falls business community.
With over 35 years of experience in education, Dr. Homan is well respected for her commitment to leadership and service, her innovative thinking, her willingness to take on any challenge, and her passion for teaching, learning, and collaboration. She views change as a vibrant part of life.
Before joining the Augustana leadership team, Dr. Homan served as superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District from 2004 to 2015. There, she was responsible for more than 25,000 students at 23 elementary schools, five middle schools, three traditional high schools, an alternative high school, a project-based learning high school, a career and technical education academy and a post-secondary technical institute. Dr. Homan oversaw a period of steady, unprecedented growth for the district, which added more than 3,400 students, built five new schools, and created programs based around students' abilities, interests and learning styles.
Dr. Homan is a native of Sioux Falls and Washington High School alumna. She graduated from Augustana in 1981 with a double-major in elementary and special education. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Augustana and a doctorate in education administration from the University of South Dakota.
Barry Termaat, Board Chair-Elect
Barry Termaat is a current member and elder at First Evangelical Free Church in Sioux Falls. He has worked the past 12 years at Billion Automotive in several capacities. He has a heart for the marginalized and broken in Sioux Falls, and a heart for orphans and children around the world. He is very grateful for an opportunity to contribute to that passion through Khor Wakow.
Ben Jacobs, Secretary
Ben Jacobs has been involved with the Khor Wakow School Project since its inception in 2008. He is currently working at LifeScape as the Quality Assurance Manager and has worked with individuals with disabilities in some capacity since 2006. He actively volunteers with Special Olympics. Ben attended college at USD (Go Yotes!) where he received his B.S. in History Education. He currently lives in Hartford, SD with his wife and daughter.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our newest board members and officially thank them for their commitment to the Khor Wakow School Project. As Senior Meteorologist at KSFY, Phil Schreck is a familiar face to most of you and he is no stranger to our organization either. His children have helped raise funds for the school and Phil has served as emcee at a number of our events. Most recently, Phil has been serving on our Marketing & Awareness Committee. We are excited to have him join our board and grateful that he is willing to share his talents and his media experience to enhance our ability to keep our community informed of the great needs in South Sudan and KWSP’s efforts to help address those needs.
Jason and Angela Clark
Jason brings quiet competence in the area of finance and Angela brings outgoing enthusiasm for the children and for the broken, which is the heart and mission of Khor Wakow. Jason and Angela came to know David Jal through their church, where Jason served as the Business Manager, and Angela also got to know David as he brought his children to the daycare at Abiding Savior where she works with the children. What a delightful young couple with willing hearts to serve! Their complementary gifts and personalities will be wonderful assets. We will be blessed to have them join our team.
Daniel Hirschman, Treasurer
Daniel Hirschman grew up in Northwest Iowa and moved to South Dakota where he attended college. He met and married the love of his life, Jessica, 18 years ago. They have two daughters, Tabitha and Hannah. He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. While at USD, Daniel worked in the office of Disability Services as their Of-fice staff. After graduation he started working for the Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey located north of Sioux Falls. It was while he attended USD that he first met David. Daniel’s brother invited him to their house for Thanksgiving and the rest was history. Daniel’s family instantly adopted him into their family. He remembered years ago when his brother had an emergency, he left his baby with David. When asked why he picked David of all the people he knew in Vermillion, he said “I had complete trust in David”. David is like a brother to him. Daniel and his wife, Jessica have supported David and this work since he first talked to him about it. David and his family are like family to the Hirschman’s. They believe that God has special plans for David, not only for a school, but for all of the health and humanitarian endeavors to be done for the people. They will support David through this endeavor for the long haul.
Randall Hill, Board Member
Randall is currently working at GreatLIFE as the general manager of the Performance Center on 69th and Southeastern. He grew up in Harrisburg and attended college at Black Hills State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He's been blessed with a wonderful wife, Allison and a young son, Bridger. "Seeing God work through David, my mother, Brenda Hill, and the Khor Wakow project has been humbling and inspiring. I look forward to serving any way that I can" says Hill.
Former Board of Directors
- Lisa Neuhardt, President
- Grace Wellman, President
- Patricia Garcia, Treasurer
- Lisa Carlson, Secretary
- Laura Jacobs, Board Member
- Kathy Caldwell, Board Member
- Carole Cochran, Board Member
- Kimberly Stockinger, Board Member
- Pat Reichert, Board Member
- Ryan Corbin, Board Member
- Silke Hansen, Board Member
Advisory Committee Members
- Tom Stenvig
- Deb Norris
- Brenda Hill
Former Advisory Committee Members
- Ben Jacobs
- Janet Lindermann
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