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Lynae Wingate, BA - Bio Sketch

Lynae Wingate is a project specialist with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

In this position, Lynae works with the federally funded Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) program. She is responsible for quality assurance and updates to the RHIhub website, as well as assisting with program finance support activities, project coordination, and web analytics.

Lynae grew up in Northwood, North Dakota, and earned a bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University. Prior to joining the CRH, Lynae was the office coordinator for the College of Behavioral Science, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Honors Program at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. She also has previous experience as a product developer and project coordinator for educational materials developer TREND Enterprises Inc., as an outreach director for the Public Broadcasting Service science show Newton's Apple, and as a program coordinator for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She began her working career in the Washington, D.C., office of Mark Andrews, a former U.S. senator from North Dakota.

Established in 1980, the CRH is one of the nation’s most experienced rural health organizations. It has developed a full complement of programs to assist researchers, educators, policymakers, healthcare providers, and most important, rural residents to address changing rural environments by identifying and researching rural health issues, analyzing health policy, strengthening local capabilities, developing community-based alternatives, and advocating for rural concerns.