Social workers

Heartland Health Resource Center is operated by three licensed certified social workers, Amber Corey, Ashley Hosek, and Vicki Harkness, who are assisted by volunteers and a board of directors. If you would like to volunteer, please call our office or click here to learn about upcoming opportunities.

We are passionate about providing resources and support for HIV positive individuals.


Meet the staff:

Amber Corey, MSW, LCSW-PIP
DIRECTOR, Quality Management Coordinator

  • Began employment at Heartland Health in January of 2013
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Private in Practice in the State of South Dakota
  • Master’s in Social Work from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD
  • Provides both medical and non-medical case management services for clients
  • Completes yearly quality management reports for the Ryan White Part B program statewide
  • Provides client assistance for health insurance application completion and understanding health insurance benefits
  • Co-leads support groups offered at Heartland Health
  • Specializes in insurance benefits, grant applications, individual therapy, and non-profit operations

 

Ashley Hosek, MSW, LCSW – PIP
Program Supervisor

  • Began employment with Heartland Health in January 2012
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Private in Practice in the State of South Dakota
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
  • Provides both medical and non-medical case management service for clients
  • Co-leads support groups offered at Heartland Health
  • Completes Ryan White Part B client eligibility reviews and program enrollments 
  • Specializes in individual, couples and group therapy services, community referrals, and program development

 

vicki harkness, mph, msw, lcsw
early intervention services Supervisor

  • Began employment with Heartland Health in April 2020
  • 15+ years working with HIV services
  • Licensed Certified Social Worker in the State of South Dakota
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health from Capella University
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of North Dakota
  • Provides both medical and non-medical case management services, specializing in early intervention services
  • Co-lead support groups offered at Heartland Health
  • Processes co-pay and co-insurance costs for outpatient medical bills, dental, and vision services for active clients
  • Specializes in early intervention services, individual therapy, community referrals, and program development
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