Director of Nursing & Operations
Kathryn.Koehne@CrescentCove.org | 952.426.4711 x8
Kathryn joins the Crescent Cove staff as the Director of Nursing and Operations in 2019. After obtaining her degree in nursing from Marquette University, she worked in various pediatric position in Milwaukee, Duluth and Des Moines. Most recently, Kathryn held a nursing leadership role at Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She obtained her doctorate nursing degree from the University of Minnesota in Health Innovation and Leadership in 2015. Her desire to return to her career passion – care of children and families – brought her to discover Crescent Cove.
Kathryn is adjunct faculty at Viterbo University teaching online courses in the graduate nursing and MBA programs. She also is a national presenter and consultant, teaching nurses how to deliver safe and effective patient care through telehealth encounters. To maintain connection with kids, Kathryn has taught in the preschool program at the LaCrosse Area YMCA. She teaches a cooking class for children 4–12 years old, enjoying this adventure for 22 years! Over the years, she has been active in community programs and volunteerism in the communities where her family was residing.
Kathryn was inspired to be a nurse, as a young child, when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. During the five-year journey, she assisted in providing care for her mother who died when Kathryn was just 15 years old. This experience was life-changing and created a desire to deliver the highest quality of care. The mission of Crescent Cove aligns with her career priority to build trusting relationships with children, families and community partners.
The joy of Kathryn’s life is her family which includes her husband and four young adult children and two grandchildren. When not working, she spends time with them -- playing, chatting, attending events, applauding at performances, celebrating successes, providing support during challenges and sharing traveling adventures.