Kim Marquardt was working as a pre-op supervisor with the North Coast Surgery Center when she came to MiraCosta as Director of Health Services, which essentially is the college’s chief medical officer. She has been a medical professional working in a number of positions over the past two decades, most of which have been at Tri-City Medical Center, where she worked as a perinatal clinical data analyst, assistant nurse manager, and registered nurse in labor and delivery. Marquardt also served as Director of Staff Development at Life Care Centers of America in Vista.
“This is a great opportunity to contribute to the MiraCosta College community and beyond,” said Marquardt—whose oldest son, a senior in high school, is taking dual-enrollment courses through MiraCosta College—and who became a registered nurse after studying at DeAnza College in Cupertino. “I’m an enormous community college proponent and believe strongly in what they stand for.”
A Massachusetts native who moved to Vista with her family when she was nine, Marquardt said immediate goals are focused on transitioning back to in-person services in a manner to safely serve MiraCosta College’s more than 15,000 students, while also retaining several elements introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as telehealth appointments. Other areas of focus include further integrating the Health Services team with the larger campus community and expanding opportunities with community partners.