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Stacy Kusler, BA - Bio Sketch

Stacy Kusler is the workforce specialist at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) in Grand Forks.

Stacy is responsible for connecting rural healthcare facilities within North Dakota with healthcare professionals seeking employment in a rural setting. She works with health professions graduates across the United States to inform them of career opportunities in rural North Dakota. Through her work, Stacy is addressing the healthcare workforce shortages throughout the state.

Prior to joining the CRH, Stacy worked as a marketing specialist for independent medical facilities in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She is originally from Pierz, Minnesota, and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a minor in sociology from UND. Stacy is active in the community of Grand Forks, where she has lived since 2001.

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.