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Fifteen years ago, University of Florida accounting graduate and show dog mom Inga Young founded 8-koi on August 8th in her hometown of Melbourne, Florida. Since then, the woman-owned small business has grown to support millions of dollars in government contracts and hired hundreds of employees around the US. As a first generation American, Inga credits her success to her parents, and practices everyday gratitude for the opportunity to learn from her coworkers and peers in the industry. Design, build, staff, and supply… 8-koi offers full-spectrum contracting solutions with a human touch. See more about the EDWOSB’s capabilities in design engineering, construction, technical, and healthcare-related services.
Krista Dupell is a Registered Nurse with over two decades of experience in direct care and healthcare administration. She joins 8-koi as Healthcare Program Manager to lead the growth of the Healthcare Division.
Prior to joining 8-koi, Krista worked as a nurse directly at the bedside in a variety of specialties before accepting nonclinical roles. In her position as a daytime lead medical review nurse working for an occupational health company, Krista’s department provided medical determinations for contractors deploying overseas to austere environments to over 15 locations in support of Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of State (DoS) contracts. She was later promoted to be the program manager of the department and grew it from four contracts to eleven contracts and expanded lines of business with existing clients. In developing skills and discovering a new interest in the business side of healthcare, Krista was compelled to return to school in pursuit of her MBA in Healthcare Management at Saint Leo University.
“She’s a rare find with a unique education,” says COO Dean Rosenquist. “We’re confident in Krista’s industry expertise and initiative to help take our healthcare division to the next level.”
Krista’s personal life closely aligns with her profession as she is married to an Orlando-based first responder and two of her four children are pursuing active-duty military careers.
“Not only do I love the business side of healthcare,” said Krista, “but I love the opportunity to work here because of the amazing culture. Every employee has a voice and is empowered to be involved in company growth.”
Please help us welcome Krista to the Team and be sure to connect with her on LinkedIn to learn more about her work.