Meet our Team

 

The multi-disciplinary staff of Midwest Health Management Services include on-staff physicians, licensed mental health professionals, and licensed addiction professionals. We are dedicated to assisting individuals to improve the quality of their lives.

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AMANDA MCKNELLY, MS, LAC

Amanda has over 15 years of experience in working with individuals who have acute psychiatric issues and with individuals who have substance use related issues. ​She has worked with licensed medical professionals in various capacities including assisting in case management with HPAP and as a provider through a local agency.  

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MARIA PIACENTINO, MA, LPC-MH, QMHP, LAC​​​​​

Maria has over 25 years of experience assisting health care professionals who are experiencing emotional and substance use related concerns. She is dedicated to assisting and advocating for professionals in recovery.

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SHERRY GRISMER, MA, LPC, LAC​​​​​

Sherry has over 24 years of experience working in the mental health and addiction field.  She particularly enjoys supporting individuals with addiction, helping them through difficult times and discovering a life of recovery and wellness.  

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SUE HARRIS, MA, LPC-MH, LAC​​​​​

Sue has been a substance abuse counselor for more than 24 years and is also a licensed mental health counselor in South Dakota.  She has experience as a business owner and manager and has worked in various treatment environments. 

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CRAIG UTHE, MD

Dr. Uthe serves as the Medical Consultant for Midwest Health Management Services, LLC. and for the HPAP contracts. Dr. Uthe is an American Board Certified Family Practice Physician and belongs to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the SD Medical Association and the Federation of State Physician Health Programs.

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ELIZABETH JENSEN, DO

Dr. Jensen serves as the Lead Physician for The Physician Well-Being Program, sponsored by The South Dakota State Medical Association. Dr. Jensen is an American Board Certified Family Practice Physician and is a voting member of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs.