Patrick Czerny, ATP Coordinator of Technical Services
Patrick has been with the project since November 1992 and is a nationally certified Rehabilitation Technician. He is responsible for coordinating all technical services provided by DakotaLink and works from our main office in Rapid City South Dakota. Patrick provides quotes for evaluations as well as equipment purchases and training. He also plays a key role in the development of our four geographically located Demonstration Centers. These facilities offer onsite assistance and some products that individuals can see or evaluate before purchasing.
Page Hudson, Grant Program Manager
Page has been with DakotaLink since January 2001. He has a Psychology degree from South Dakota State University, 3/4 coursework complete for his Masters in business from the University of Sioux Falls and has been a technical manager for over 7 years prior to his employ with DakotaLink. His duties include coordinating the activities of the DakotaLink federal project with other agencies and programs in the State that provide services or advocate for individuals of all ages with disabilities or limitations who might benefit from an Assistive Technology device or service. He also provides information and training on Assistive Technology and DakotaLink services to individuals, groups, service providers, and public agencies.
Josh Popelka, Assistive Technology Specialist
Joshua has been with DakotaLink since February 2020. He is based out of the Sioux Falls office and is responsible for providing installation and training for assistive technology along with conducting client assessments in Southeastern South Dakota. He has an AAS degree in Computer Information Systems and holds various certifications in low vision applications. His primary area of expertise with DakotaLink is working with consumers who are blind or have low vision.
Brett Burden, Rehabilitation Technician
Brett has been with DakotaLink since March 2008. He is based out of the Rapid City office and is responsible for providing installation and training for assistive technology along with conducting client assessments in western South Dakota. He has an AAS in Computer Networking and a Comptia Network+ certification. His primary area of expertise prior to DakotaLink is in the fields of print services and computer hardware and software.
Andrea Steele, Billing Specialist
Andrea joined the DakotaLink team in December 2013 and brings to the project a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. She is responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, and provides training to individuals as well.
James Honomichl, Rehabilitation Technician
Based out of the Brookings office, James has been with DakotaLink since March 2005. He conducts client assessments and provides clients with installation and training for assistive technology. James has a Computer Science degree from South Dakota State University, and holds CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications. Prior to joining DakotaLink, his background included network and computer system administration and support.
Mark Cook, Rehabilitation Technician
Mark has been with DakotaLink since July 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Math/Computer Science from the University of Washington and is a Comptia and Microsoft certified computer technician. His job consists of providing information about assistive technology devices, conducting assessments, along with installation and training for individuals and groups. His primary area of expertise is in the field of computer equipment, but has experience in construction and equipment repair as well.
Open Position, Assistive Technology Specialist
He has a degree in _ from the University of _. He is responsible for providing information and referral on assistive technology devices, conducts assessments and research into the procurement of devices, and provides installation and training for individuals, groups and agencies/organizations.
Charity Day, Purchasing Agent/CCTV Program/Lending Library
Charity joined the DakotaLink project in August 2020. She attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She has various job duties which include information/referral, managing the State CCTV lease program, and purchasing/receiving.
Tim Goembel, Driver
Tim joined DakotaLink in April 2017. Tim works out of the Sioux Falls office as a personal driver.