Kristy Byers
Medical & Healthcare Liaison

Kristy has been a nurse for almost 30 years in the acute care hospital setting. Working for Dignity Health and Prime Healthcare, her areas of expertise are in Critical Care and Emergency/Trauma Services.

When patients were released it was part of her job to educate patients about aftercare, go over their co-morbidities and what activities they can resume.   In addition to reviewing any medications at the time of discharge, providing info about a healthy diet, weight loss and the importance of incorporating exercise into the patient’s life was important.  She believes prevention is important and having patients participate in an exercise and wellness program are key to health and longevity.

Kristy has her BSN in Nursing and currently is enrolled in the University of Texas, Arlington Master’s program in Nursing, focusing on Hospital Administration.

She has been a consultant to Disaster Management System for, an international disaster preparedness organization, serving as an education provider for nurses and the community on disaster preparedness and response. During this time she was on the care team during the San Bernardino shooting in December 2015.

She has been an acute care hospital coordinator for Disaster Preparedness.  She has organized drills and provided education to hospital staff.  She has worked with multiple with fire departments, police, and First Responders to facilitate county-wide disaster drills.  She has been trained by FEMA as a leader in Hospital Emergency Response Teams (HERT) to set up hospitals in disaster zones.

Kristy founded Anicca’s Pantry in 2012, which serves the homeless human & strayed animal population in San Bernardino community.  They find homes for abandoned & stray animals & foster animals belonging to the homeless population while they are receiving medical care.