Program Officer

Wayne Booze

Wayne Booze is a Program Officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program. Currently, he is focusing on the expansion of access to the best standard of diagnostic care for women’s breast health – digital mammography, and exploring healthcare workforce development issues. Additionally, his technological background helps to streamline the budgeting and grantmaking, and grant management functions of the Rural Healthcare Program.

Prior to joining Helmsley, Wayne served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Dakota, and a senior research analyst for the government research bureau of USD, conducting and analyzing surveys and assisting local governments with ordinance revision and strategic planning.

Wayne earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of South Dakota in 2008. With roots in family farming, Wayne enjoys the great outdoors, including kayaking, cycling, fishing, camping, hiking, and hunting.