Kap Wilkes, MBA

Director of Program Development
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)
(218) 216-7026

Kap, Director of Program Development, joined The Center in 2012. Kap focuses on developing rural health consulting services for the organization; products and services that increase the capacity of health organizations and networks, in alignment with The Center’s vision to sustain and improve health care in rural communities. She is responsible for management of the Network Technical Assistance program and the rural health care recruitment and retention focus area. The Network TA team supports over 100 rural health networks across the nation, providing support, expertise, and training for network development and leadership development in areas such as, collaboration between diverse partners, communication and marketing, managing change and improving performance, strategic planning and program evaluation, value proposition and business planning, health information technology, and rural health network care coordination models.

Kap is a certified facilitator and has helped organizations with their strategic planning and problem solving efforts to adapt and innovate for over fifteen years. She uses balanced scorecard methodology for planning, and provides leadership support for optimizing plans with a systems approach based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework. Kap is an adjunct faculty for The College of St. Scholastica School of Business and Technology teaching within the Rural Healthcare MBA program both Organization Development and Performance Improvement courses. She received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas Lawrence and Bachelor of Arts in Physics/Astronomy from Agnes Scott College.

Past Events

Past Webinar

The Five Characteristics Common to Thriving Rural Health Networks

November 16, 2017

Rural health networks are one of the answers for successfully shifting toward value-based care models. This webinar discusses the five common characteristics of a sustained rural health network, how to focus efforts to support those key attributes and what it takes to plan for the future.

Past Network Development Webinar

The Role of Networks in a Changing Health Care Landscape

February 21, 2018

Rural health network leaders discussed the role of networks in a changing health care environment during a September 2017 summit. Their findings, including six common roles networks should play to support network members in the transition to population health are presented in this webinar.