Racheal Kunesh

Racheal Kunesh hails from North Carolina but is Midwestern at heart, having grown up on an Iowa farm as the youngest of six children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. She has been an active Alliance member at all levels since 1994.

Racheal has served on boards and committees for the Cabarrus Public Health Interest, North Carolina Physician Health Program, Community Free Clinic, CMC Northeast Hospital Foundation, and multiple booster organizations in support of her children. She enjoys connecting with others to accomplish great things while having fun and building lifelong friendships in the process. 

After completing her tenure as president of the North Carolina Medical Society Alliance, Racheal has contributed her energy at the national level for the past twelve years, serving two year terms as Communications Council director and as secretary prior to her election as president.

Racheal’s husband, Ben, is an internal medicine physician with Lake Norman Medical Group Internal Medicine. They are empty nesters and recently relocated to Lake Norman, where they are occasionally visited by their adult children Adam, Liz and Isaac. 

Racheal has worked in process and product development for 3M, Transcontinental and is currently employed as a product development engineer with Celgard, a manufacturer of separators used in lithium ion batteries. When not at work, she enjoys playing horn and playing in the dirt.

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