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Kelle Oestreich

Associate Professor

Kelle Oestreich received her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Kansas in 1999. The majority of her clinical career included caring for adult critical care patients. She also has expertise in disease management educating high-risk patients with asthma and COPD. Kelle completed a Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Health Care Quality with honors from George Washington University in 2018. 

Kelle is passionate about healthcare quality and enhancing the value of care to improve patient outcomes. She hopes to pass this passion along to her students. Kelle strives for excellence in education through innovation and technology in her classes. She utilizes high-fidelity simulation in her courses.  Kelle enjoys simulation as a teaching tool because, “Simulation lets our students make mistakes while developing skills without the fear of embarrassment or the threat to patient safety present in a real clinical setting.”

Kelle actively volunteers for the COPD Foundation, where she works to improve the quality of life for COPD patients through advocacy and education.

Kelle lives in Bucyrus with her husband (who is also a respiratory therapist and registered polysomnography technologist) and their four sons. The boys keep her very busy with baseball, football, golf, soccer, bass guitar, and 4H projects.