Kristine has a heart for healthcare which dates as far back as she can remember. She comes from a family of doctors and nurses, including a mom who was a nurse and had the ability to fix every “boo boo.” This passion ultimately compelled Kristine to receive a Bachelor of Science in nursing herself which she uses to contribute to healthcare by consulting with nurses and other professionals in business development. During college, Kristine gained hands-on experience working on the acute care floors in the hospitals, not only managing care given to patients but gaining a keen insight and understanding of the patients’ needs and continuing education while at home following discharge.
Kristine uses this insight to maintain a successful career in healthcare consulting and business development. Some of her career highlights to date include streamlining processes and creating more effective and efficient workflows, establishing trust, and building relationships while collaborating with clinicians of various roles within the healthcare system. She develops successful strategies in healthcare business development by assessing individuals’ needs and implementing tactics appropriately. She also has a compassionate heart that longs to serve the community in the way of being there for those at their most vulnerable, which many people can pick up on within the first conversations.
Kristine has also spent a couple of years working as a caregiver herself for private families before moving into business development. This experience included providing care for her grandfather and helping him with daily activities as his dementia and Alzheimer’s progressed. She was able to see firsthand the difference that patient-centered, compassionate care makes in an individual and family’s life.
Kristine is a Bay Area native who grew up in the Willow Glen community in the heart of Silicon Valley and recently moved back to the South Bay after spending several years in San Francisco. Kristine is fascinated with local history and volunteers as a docent with History San Jose. She also served as a foster parent to furry friends with Muttville leading to the adoption of her own chihuahua. Her greatest joy, however, comes from spending time with her daughter where she gets to show her all the hidden gems of our local community and much, much more.