With over 25 years of experience, Janet Kusch enjoys a national reputation as a leader in women’s health care. In her roles as nonprofit leader, adolescent and women’s health advocate and cancer survivor, she has helped individuals and organizations successfully thrive in overwhelming circumstances.
Janet received her B.S. in Nursing at the University of Minnesota and holds two Master’s degrees in Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and Community Counseling from Winona State University.
Janet’s core values are based on a belief in the value of prevention. She believes that getting ahead of potential problems before they occur is fundamental. Her belief in the goodness and value of every individual, opportunities for growth in diversity, life-long learning and value of laughter and play are at the core of her presentations and programs. These beliefs and values have been the foundation in her 43 years as a licensed registered nurse, advocate for children, women and families and working with at-risk teens for 10 years.
Janet distinguished herself serving for 15 years as the CEO of a non-profit health care organization. With a staff of 23, Janet and her team served thousands of clients annually in three regional clinics and accomplished a $500,000 capital campaign. Janet is a respected and distinguished advocate for the health of families, women and children locally, state-wide and nationally where she has promoted “helping create healthy lives and families.”
Janet is proud of her roles as wife of 43 years and mother of three successful children for a cumulative 112 years (every child is different and so is every year). Janet is a 23 year the river of bone cancer, turning a devastating diagnosis into life’s best lesson. She rallied for cancer support and education by initiating coordination of multidisciplinary cancer support services in the 7 Rivers Region. She also co-founded Living Better Today, a cancer support group.
Janet continues to embody her values as Vice President of JFK Associates, Inc.