Joan Kasten joined Children's of Minnesota in 1985, working on the St. Paul campus until 1998 when she transitioned to the Minneapolis campus, where she continues to work.

She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (1988) and is currently a preceptor for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Among her favorite attributes of working at Children's, Joan credits a the caring atmosphere, her ability to help children, and her appreciation for the great people she works with

In addition to Children's Joan has worked at United Hospital and Swedish American Hospital