Kristi Baker is an Administrative Director for the Department of Pediatrics with Children's Mercy Kansas City. Her focus is on LEAN/Quality & Safety and Clinical Outcomes. In that role, Kristi provides senior level multi-departmental leadership in all aspects of planning, strategy and administration.Kristi joined Children’s Mercy in 2007 as a Strategic Planning Analyst and was promoted to Strategic Planning Manager after two years. Kristi served in that role until 2012, when she accepted the position of Director of Professional Services. In 2016, Kristi was promoted to her current position. Kristi currently co-chairs the Department of Pediatrics LEAN, Quality & Safety and Clinical Outcomes initiatives; assisting all Divisions in the Department of Pediatrics with setting and measuring Quality Improvement initiatives. She is also a Board Member of the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Kristi grew up in Oklahoma and is an avid Oklahoma Sooners fan. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and her Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas.