Vicky Blackard, RN, MBA/HM, CBN, CEN is the Program Manager for Weight Loss Services at BayCare Mease Dunedin Hospital and has worked for the BayCare Health System for the past eight years. Vicky is also a bariatric patient. Her journey in bariatrics began by losing over 125 pounds, and it is now her passion to help others through this life-changing surgery. Vicky recently wrote a workbook My Bariatric Surgery Workbook, to help her surgery patients through the process. Vicky graduated from Nursing School at St. Petersburg College, and she recently graduated from Western Governors University with a MBA in Healthcare Management. Vicky is a Certified Bariatric Nurse, and is active with OAC, and ASMBS.