Meet Kristin Bratcher
Updated: Jan 19, 2022
Kristin Bratcher serves as the Vice President of Achieve Accreditation. Her responsibilities include business development support, operations management, client relationships and corporate communications. Kristin also offers hands-on accreditation readiness consulting. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from Aurora University. Kristin is celebrating a fifteen-year career in the senior living industry in advancing leadership roles.
Kristin’s desire to help people drew her to her current role. She appreciates working with organizations on their quality and safety to achieve and maintain accreditation, resulting in the best care for residents. One of her favorite parts of her position is working directly with both consultants and clients. “I get to continue to grow my relationships with my clients in addition to providing guidance and education to the consultants too,” she said.
Kristin’s clients appreciate the genuine relationships she builds with them. Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehab Administrator Dianne O’Sullivan said, “Kristin Bratcher is awesome and never says ‘no.’ She always finds the time to be courteous and kind to staff even when she nudges them towards compliance.”
Throughout her eight years on the team, Kristin not only fulfilled leadership roles, but also grew close with other team members. Vice President Kerri Hackstock said, “The thing I enjoy most about working with Kristin is every task we are assigned to work on, we have fun with it. We get the job done but do not take anything too seriously, which actually makes us more productive and creative.”
Outside Achieve Accreditation, Kristin is a both a wife and a mom of young boys. Her family is the most important thing to her. During her free time, she can be found driving her sons to extracurricular activities or cheering them on from the sidelines. Kristin and her husband are also huge sports fans and attend one away game for the Chicago Bears each year. It is on their bucket list to visit every stadium. Kristin values her balance between work and family and manages to dedicate her full attention to both. “Being able to give my work 110% and then when it’s time to put my mom and wife hat on, giving that 110% too is most important to me,” she said.
Jessica Prucha, BAJ is the Office Manager and Brand Storyteller at Achieve Accreditation. Achieve Accreditation has helped skilled nursing providers and assisted living organizations to obtain and maintain their Joint Commission Accreditation for over 30 years.