Kate Stenehjem, MLS

Program Manager
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)
(218) 216-7038


Kate Stenehjem, Program Manager, joined The Center in 2006 and manages the day to day operations of the Delta Region Community Health System Development Program (DRCHSD). In this capacity, she manages program development and planning and directs communications and outreach for DRCHSD. Kate also develops internal policies and procedures and serves as a subject matter expert on leadership development and telehealth. 


Prior to her position in management, Kate specialized in performing in-depth, strategic research and would synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information for the 45 state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) grantees and their hospitals. Kate was responsible for identifying and interpreting rural health needs and managing multiple informational websites for The Center’s Programs. She developed technical assistance manuals for specific rural health care topics and created website collections in response to rural health needs and health care trends. She disseminated rural health information to Flex grantees, SHIP grantees, State Offices of Rural Health, and many other rural health stakeholders at local, state and national levels. 


Kate received her Master of Library and Information Science (MLS) from the Emporia State University and has a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Cloud State University.