Bariatric Manager

Vicky Blackard, MBA/HCA, RN, CBN

Vicky BlackardVicky Blackard 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 authored a workbook My Bari Pre-Surgery Workbook, to help her surgery patients through the process. Vicky graduated from Nursing School at St. Petersburg College, and graduated with honors with a Masters in Business Administration from Western Governors University. Vicky is a Certified Bariatric Nurse and is active with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.