About Kristin

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is a community health nurse and lactation consultant living in remote Northeastern Minnesota.

A passionate advocate for rural communities,
Wharton believes #HealthyRuralFamilies begin in the time before and around birth.

Supporting Breastfeeding and Healthy Families in Cook County

Wharton’s rural community health expertise spans the spectrum of healthcare, including direct patient care and education, team leadership and program management, building community partnerships, and policy, systems and environmental change for vibrant rural communities and healthy families.

Wharton is a frequent speaker to public health, maternal child nursing, and community audiences on rural maternity care access issues and rural community health. Visit the Contact page to inquire about speaking engagements.