Executive Director

Kelly Peterson JD, is a successful attorney in Rapid City, South Dakota. Kelly graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law with high honors. She is founder of United Families and committed to bringing affordable visitation and parenting services to the Black Hills. As a former family attorney and divorced mother of three young children she understand the importance of family unity.

Kelly is both CEO and CFO. Ultimately she responsible for all decisions impacting United Families.

Assistant executive Director/Program  Supervisor

Matt Peterson graduated in 2006 from the University of South Dakota with a Master's Degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Matt has completed two years towards obtaining his Physical Education Teaching Certificate with a Minor in Coaching. Matt is the onsite person in charge of the Center. He supervises room monitors, handles conflicts, conducts orientations, recommends visit terminations, and works with the Executive Director to insure children have committed a fun and safe visit.

Executive Assistant

Dr. Don Peterson  is a Professor Emeritus from San Diego State University with nearly 50 years teaching experience at all levels K-12 to University. Dr. Peterson's undergraduate degree is from the University of South Dakota, his Master's degree is from Springfield College Massachusetts, and his PhD is from the University of Oregon.

Dr. Peterson is responsible for writing grants, drafting policies, billing, training and supervising monitors. 

Cindy Peterson  is a Medical Assistant with ten years of experience in medical settings, seven years managing a small business in Grand Junction, CO., and ten years working full time as a day care provider in various locations.

Cindy has multiple responsibilities. She is responsible for: hiring, training, and supervising staff and volunteers; scheduling and confirming visits (also assigning drivers), assists with billing, vehicle purchase and maintenance, and community outreach.



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