Meet your admission counselor



Meet your admission counselor

Need help exploring an associate degree or certificate? Do you want to learn what a St. Kate's program is like, find out how your credits will transfer, or get help to apply? Let our admission counselors be your guide. If you have a question about a specific program, e-mail or call one of the admission counselors listed below. Your counselor is available to meet with you in person, or consult with you on the phone or via e-mail.

lienesch.jpg Dave Lienesch - Assistant Director of Admission

651.690.7801 •

Contact Dave if you're interested in learning more about:

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

What I like best about St. Kate's: "I like the supportive atmosphere that the faculty and staff provide for the students here."


Bonita Lindell - Director of Associate Admission

651.690.7803 •

Bonita is your guide if you're not sure which program is right for you and want help exploring healthcare careers and educational programs — or if you're interested in any or the following programs:

  • Coding Specialist
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Sonography

Hometown: West Point, Mississippi

What I like best about St. Kate's: "St. Kate's is committed to the development of effective, ethical leaders. This empowers people to be change agents. I also like the diversity of degrees, students, staff and faculty."


martinez_thumb.jpg Juanita Martinez - Assistant Director of Admission

651.690.7802 •

Contact Juanita if you're interested in learning more about any of these programs:

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Associate of Science

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

What I like best about St. Kate's: "I am always active and watching for the opportunity to meet and help students understand what education is about. I like being part of the process that will shape students' lives. Thank you for the privilege of helping you shape your dreams! Can it really get much better than that

Alissa Speckel - Application Coordinator

Has your application been received? Do you need to submit a college transcript or other item for your application file?  What's next? Contact Alissa if you'd like assistance understanding "where you are at" in the application process.

Hometown: Cambridge, Minnesota

What I like best about St. Kate's: "St. Kate's is an amazing institution. I've had the unique experience of starting at St. Kate's fresh out of high school, and it's been lilfe changing."