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Kristin Dyer’s journey to Tallahassee and to her current position as Chief Financial Officer of Capital Regional Medical Center begins first and foremost with her sincere desire to help others. As early as high school Kristin knew she wanted to merge her love of science and her natural ability as a people person to make a difference. “I always knew I wanted to be in the healthcare field,” said Kristin. “I stumbled across health care administration and felt like it was something I would really enjoy.” She went on to earn a master degree in healthcare administration, health policy certification and a bachelor of science in health services administration from Ohio University before leaving the safety net of her home state. “Ohio was a great place to live,” said Kristin, “but I I wanted to spread my wings.” Her wings took her all the way to Savannah, Georgia, where she interned with a physician who was a captain in the Naval Reserves. “It was the first time I’d considered a military career,” said Kristin, “I was young with a good education and I recognized that in order to be successful I needed some challenging experience, so I went for it.” Upon joining the Navy she was stationed in New Hampshire, where she would ultimately meet her husband and start a family. As a lieutenant in the Medical Service Corp, she was the comptroller for two Naval Branch Health Clinics in New England and was then promoted to Comptroller at the Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms located in Twentynine Palms, California. “If you do well and you work hard, the Navy will push you,” said Kristin, “It was one of the best professional opportunities and life experiences I could have ever asked for.”

“there are moments in your life where you’re going to be given opportunities and I encourage you to go for it and give it your all.” After three years of active duty military service and five years in the inactive reserves, Kristin made the decision to leave the Navy and establish roots. She continued her work in health care administration at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a civilian employee, and then went on to serve as the Director of Finance Business Partners at Martin’s Point Health Care in Portland, Maine. In 2013, she became Controller of Portsmouth Regional Hospital, a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility. She was selected to participate in their Corporate Development Program and was promoted to Associate Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2015. She aspired to become a CFO in the HCA system, and never being one to shy away from change, Kristin seized an opportunity. Choosing where to relocate her two sons, ages four and six, was something Kristin and her husband took seriously. “It was during our search that we came across Tallahassee,” said Kristin. “Capital Regional is a wonderful facility. Tallahassee had a great community feel and it offered unique aspects other communities didn’t have.”

that puts patients first and strives to deliver high quality services,” said Kristin. “Our job to make the most challenging moments of our patients’ lives a little easier and make sure we’re giving them the best care and experience they can have.” As CFO, her number one responsibility is to offer financial stewardship for the facility and ensure Capital Regional can continue to deliver high quality care and excellent customer service to patients. “I’m not out there on the front lines treating patients,” she said, “But if I can get resources to the clinicians and other employees who are doing that, then I feel like my job is being done effectively.” As someone who has taken risks to get where she is today, she encourages other women to do the same. “It’s easy to get comfortable and not want to shake up your life and move across the country,” she said, “But there are moments in your life where you’re going to be given opportunities and I encourage you to go for it and give it your all.” And so, from Ohio, Georgia, New Hampshire, Maine and California, this wild bird has made her nest in Tallahassee, where she and her husband are looking forward to raising their family and becoming active in the community. With over 14 years of healthcare administration experience, Kristin brings to her position as CFO at Capital Regional not only her enthusiasm, but an unwavering commitment to service— and we are lucky to have her.

Since moving to Tallahassee in June of 2016, Kristin and her family have fallen in love with the city. “I am so proud to be on this team WWMB • Women Who Mean Business | Fall/Winter 2016

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