Kristen Lantz, Agency Director & Agency Director of Care Services – Delaware
Kristen Lantz currently serves as the Agency Director and Director of Care Services at CarpeVITA Home Care in Delaware. She started with CarpeVITA in 2013 as a Nurse Consult and, through her consistent commitment to her profession, has risen to be a key part of the management team.
Kristen graduated from Delaware Technical and Community College with her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2007. She immediately received a position in the competitive critical care nurse internship program with Christiana Care Health System. Upon conclusion of her internship, she was hired in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Here she went on to serve as charge nurse and as a member on the Rapid Response Team, which assists with inpatient emergencies in all areas of the hospital.
In 2011, Kristen completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Immaculata University. She also obtained her certification in Critical Care Nursing through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, which she still currently maintains.
After working in the Medical ICU for six years, Kristen was promoted to the role of Nursing Coordinator at Wilmington Hospital. In this role, she serves as the on-site administrator for all operations at the facility. She consistently uses her professional judgement and clinical nursing skills to ensure safe and efficient care is delivered in a fiscally responsible way.
Kristen is committed to professional development and went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership from Wilmington University in 2014. For her capstone project, she partnered with CarpeVITA Home Care to create an education plan for caregivers that was approved by the State of Delaware. This education was made available to caregivers in numerous formats to increase completion rates and maintain compliance. These efforts, along with extensive on-going caregiver performance evaluation, increase the quality of care that is delivered to CarpeVITA’s valued clients.
Kristen is married to her high school sweetheart, Justin. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 5 children and 2 energetic dogs.