John was born and raised in Sacramento with a Russian Slavic background. His career started as a Certified Medical Assistant, but he later recognized that there was an opportunity to enhance the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for the Healthcare Professionals. He joined the Health Information Technology team at a local Federally Qualified Health Clinic as a EMR Analyst. Over the course of five years, he leveraged his troubleshooting and analytical skills to educate health care professionals on how to effectively utilize the EMR systems for their own advantage. Outside of work you can find John enjoying the great outdoors camping, occasional hiking, snowboarding and off-roading to serve as his escape from the professional world.
Kristal was born and raised in Georgetown, CA, and has worked as a Medical Assistant for over 20 years. She was at urgent care for thirteen years, where she gained most of her experience as a Medical Assistant. Kristal then transitioned to Dignity Health for two years, where she was the point of contact to help onboard physicians and other medical staff to Cerner and was involved in additional roles, such as referrals and the front office. Kristal has been at UC Davis since 2018 as a Certified Medical Assistant and has worked in the Rocklin and Auburn ambulatory care clinics. She is a core member of the Rocklin PCH ambulatory care clinic, where she supports an Internal Medicine physician and helps new physicians and staff with Epic-related questions. She believes that through this externship, she will gain a wealth of knowledge of EPIC, data analysis, project management, and IT that she can bring back to her clinic. She is also excited to explore career paths in clinical informatics. Fun fact: while she is not at work, she runs her Mechanical Bull business and spends time with her family.