Who We Are

Deborah Beringer, LBSW – Caregiver Case Manager

Deb Beringer is the Caregiver Case Manager for Sioux Falls and surrounding communities and started when the program first began in 2015.  She is a licensed social worker and prior to this position she had been the Director of Social Services at a Long Term Care Facility in Sioux City for 25 years.  She has degrees from both the University of Iowa and The University of Northern Iowa.  Deb has routinely observed that when family caregivers gain awareness of resources and are offered support groups, education, and counseling, there is a positive impact on their role as caregiver.

Carmen Spurling – CAREgiver Outreach Director

Carmen Spurling started with the CAREgiver Outreach program in November 2018.  Prior to this position, she worked as the Regional Manager for the Long Term Services and Supports division of the Department of Human Services for almost eight years.  Carmen has seen firsthand how the issues facing caregivers can cause frustration, fatigue, and additional health issues.  She strives to provide support and education to those serving as unpaid caregivers to empower them to continue in their role as long as possible.