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Kjell John Rodne

Kjell John Rodne, healthcare administrator.


  • Rodne, Kjell John was born on July 6, 1948. Came to the United States, 1959. Son of Johannes and Margit (Gautun) Rodne.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, Duluth, 1971. Master of Social Work, 1985. Certified, University Association Human Resources, 1995.

      PMA science of success diploma, 1996. Personal computer training program diploma, 1996.


    • Assistant youth director Young Men’s Christian Association, Duluth, 1967-1968. Counselor Northwood, 1968-1971. Team leader, 1971-1976.

      Social worker, 1976-1977. Program director, 1977-1985. Personnel director City of Duluth, 1985-1986, administrative assistant, 1986-1992.

      Management consultant, 1992-1993. Administrator Northwood West, 1993-1995. Director quality assurance, 1995-1996.

      Chief Executive Officer Duluth Bethel Society, 1996-1997. Director program operations Youth Continum, New Haven, 1997-2000. Director St. Croix Camps, 2000—2004.


      Board directors Minnesota Council Residential Teatment Centers, St. Paul, 1977-1985, 93-96.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Duluth City Council, 1978-1985, president, 1981. Board directors United Development Achievement Center, Duluth, 1981-1985, United Way of Duluth, 1981-1989, Duluth Economic Development Authority, 1989-1992, Arrowhead Growth Alliance, 1990-1992, Northspan, 1991-1992. Member Lake Superior Association Labor Management (board directors 1989-1992), International City Managers Association (public policy committee 1991-1995), National Association Homes for Children.


    • Married Kathleen Anne Gordon, September 21, 1966. Children: Jay Robert, Lee Eric.
    • father: Johannes Rodne
    • mother: Margit (Gautun) Rodne
    • spouse: Kathleen Anne Gordon
    • children: Jay Robert Rodne
    • Lee Eric Rodne
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    Born July 6, 1948
    (age 69)