Guest Writer: Krista Potthast-Haynes

Krista Potthast-Haynes
Krista Potthast-Haynes. Krista Potthast-Haynes

About Krista:

Krista Potthast-Haynes, P.A. is a professional REALTOR® with Michael Saunders & Company, Licensed Real Estate Brokers in Boca Grande, Florida, and has practiced as a registered nurse for the past 30 years.


Krista Potthast-Haynes is a passionate advocate for improving healthcare delivery.  She volunteers as the Vice President of Education & Regulation for the Florida Chapter of the American Nursing Informatics Association and is the Co-Chair for Advocacy and Public Policy with the Central/North Florida Chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society.

Krista advocates at the Florida State Capitol with these organizations for improving healthcare delivery by leveraging health information technology for the continuum of care to benefit the residents of the state of Florida.


Krista holds a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics from the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree, Health Services Administration with a focus on Health Information Systems from St. Petersburg College.

In Her Words:

I have been a registered nurse for over three decades, working in specialties such as critical care, the operating room, medical device sales and education as well as a consultant for the design and implementation of health information technology software solutions for hospital organizations. In 2014, I was awarded the Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC) credential in Nursing Informatics.

I took a real estate course and loved it and that is how my career blossomed.  As a real estate professional, I continue to focus on obtaining certifications and designations that support my vision and mission to offer excellence in my real estate business. I have integrated my healthcare background and real estate career because current and future living requirements are changing for the needs of our population.

  People are choosing to age in place.  Being a baby boomer myself, my focus in on helping people to achieve their goals for an improved quality of life.  I want to live in my home and enjoy the benefits of what current and future design and information technology will offer for a comfortable and connected home that affords safety and socialization for as long as possible.

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