Kathleen Kuntaraf, MD, MPH

Associate Director for Prevention
  • General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • World Church
Kathleen Kiem Hoa Oey Kuntaraf MD, MPH, works at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, as an Associate Director for Prevention since the year 1995. She has promoted, coordinated, trained and provided various lifestyle training seminars including C.H.A.R.T.E.R.S. (Comprehensive Health and Rehabilitation Through Evidence-based Research Strategies), C.E.L.E.B.R.A.T.I.O.N.S. (Choice, Exercise, Liquids, Environment, Belief, Rest, Air, Temperance, Integrity, Optimism, Nutrition, Social Support and Service), Rural Health, Health Expos, Youth Alive reducing at-risk behaviors, in various places including Antigua, Abidjan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bermuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Cambodia, China, Chili, England, France, Gambia, Haiti, Indonesia, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Madagascar, Mali, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Russia, Santa Domingo, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Spain, Santa Domingo, South Africa, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vietnam, US, Yugoslavia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Being the only lady in the GC Health Ministries main office, she has accepted numerous invitations to the Women’s Ministries conferences at the General Conference level, various division levels, union levels, and local churches presenting the women’s Healthy Lifestyle Prescriptions. She and her husband, Jonathan Kuntaraf, D. Min, GC SS/PM Director have conducted more than 20 Evangelistic Campaigns in various places using the integrated method that they have both developed, so listeners could be approached in a balanced wholistic way.  Their daughter, Andrea Kuntaraf-Crane MD, is in her last year of subspecialty training in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the University of North Carolina. They have one granddaughter, Chelsea Crane. Prior to her current position, Kathleen has worked in Medan Adventist Hospital and Bandung Adventist hospital in Indonesia, and was the ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) Child Health project director in Bandung and then later became the projects coordinator for the West Indonesian Union Mission and East Indonesian Union Conference until the year 1988. She then was called to serve as Assistant Director for ADRA in the Far Eastern Division till 1989 and then became the Director of the Health department for the Far Eastern Division located in Singapore.