Katie Sexe-Talbot ’00: A Leader in Healthcare Administration

Posted on June 19th, 2015 by

Katie Sexe-Talbot '00

Katie Sexe-Talbot ’00

When the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recognized 51 local women this spring, including industry-leading executives and entrepreneurs for their professional achievements, leadership qualities, and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community, Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Katie Sexe-Talbot ’00 was among those honored.

As clinic administrator for the Edina-based obstetrics and gynecology practice Clinic Sofia, Sexe-Talbot is responsible for key operations such as accounting, payroll, public relations, and marketing. She also oversaw aspects of a new clinic building when Clinic Sofia expanded into Maple Grove. Clinic Sofia is fully staffed by women and is inspired by the Greek goddess Sophia—a symbol of women’s wisdom, life stages, fertility, monthly cycles, and nurturing.

“Five years ago, I made the leap from a finance/accounting role to health care operations and it was the best decision I ever made,” Sexe-Talbot said. “I absolutely love what I do and I have the great fortune to work with an incredible team of women. Our staff is amazing—kind, cohesive, and all there for the same mission: to take care of our patients. It’s true that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Sexe-Talbot began preparing for her current career back in 1996 when she came to Gustavus as a freshman from Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

“My time at Gustavus prepared me well for my current role as a healthcare administrator. What I appreciate most about my time at Gustavus was having the opportunity to explore my interests, in the classroom at out,” she said.

Mpls St. Paul Women in BusinessWhile she initially pursued sports medicine/physical therapy coursework, Sexe-Talbot says she soon fell in love with the business of medicine after taking courses in finance and accounting. She was also able to hone her business acumen by participating in the College’s Investment Club and Student Senate.

“At a small, liberal arts college, I was able to easily transition from a science track to a business one,” she said. “I like to say that I received the ultimate liberal arts education, as I majored in business management, minored in sociology and anthropology, and completed the pre-physical therapy core coursework.”

After completing a summer internship in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Health and Human Services, Sexe-Talbot was able to secure a highly regarded healthcare consulting position straight out of college. Before moving to her current position at Clinic Sofia, Sexe-Talbot spent several years building the internal audit department from the ground up at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support and education I received at Gustavus,” Sexe-Talbot said. “I went on to receive a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and one from the University of St. Thomas, but I am always and forever a Gustie!”

Sexe-Talbot is active in several community activities focused on health care, children, and families. She is on the finance committee of Fairview Physician Associates and has served on the leadership council and development committee for the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Katie and her husband Kevin live in St. Paul with their two children.

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jakin@gustavus.edu
507-933-7510

 

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