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christi barnas, trustee, area 1 (1/2021-12/2022)

christi barnas, trustee, area 1 (1/2021-12/2022)

Christi Barnas is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Managing Partner/Co-Owner of OMNI IV, a company that provides health conscious adults with the best cutting edge medical treatments that improve life quality and vitality.  She is passionate about health and wellness and helping people achieve their best quality of life, at any stage.
A native of Boerne, Texas, Barnas received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emory University in Atlanta. While there, she participated in the Farm Worker Family Health Program, delivering preventive care services to migrant farm workers and their children in a farming community in southwest Georgia. Barnas also co-authored a published research article titled “Lack in a Land of Plenty: Predictors of Household Food Insecurity in the U.S.,” a systematic review of research on food insecurity across the nation.
Barnas spent three years working as an RN in the Emergency Department at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She then shifted gears and began her work in Hospice and Palliative medicine, where she works to maintain comfort and quality of life for terminally ill patients. Barnas moved to California in 2011, and received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Holy Names University in Oakland. 
After completing her Master’s degree, Barnas remained in the field of Hospice and Palliative medicine, working as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at VITAS Hospice of Sacramento, Sutter Health’s Integrated Palliative Care Program and Yolo Hospice. As a hospice and palliative care NP, Barnas infused clinical experience with compassion, providing care and support to patients and their families and maintaining an open line of communication during all phases of struggle with a chronic disease.
Barnas is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She served as President of the Sacramento chapter of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association from 2018-2020. In addition to her nursing degrees, she also has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Barnas applied for appointment to the school board because she believes that education and health are intrinsically linked. Schools play a critical role in promoting students’ physical and emotional wellbeing. At the same time, healthy children are more likely to succeed academically. Barnas believes that her health care experience gives her a unique perspective that can help WUSD increase both the health and academic achievement of its students.
Barnas lives in West Sacramento with her husband Jason, an attorney, and their two daughters, both of whom attend school in WUSD.

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