Meet the NewStart Highly Qualified Clinical Staff

Kris Martin, RN, CBN


Kristien Martin received her Diploma Nursing Degree from Missouri Baptist School of Nursing in 1987. Kris has a 30 year history of nursing experience in many specialty fields, such as Case Management, Intensive Care, Cardiovascular, Medical and Surgical nursing. She started at St. Alexius NewStart in 2013 as the Clinical Bariatric Nurse. In 2015, she achieved her certification from The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Since then proceeded to become the Program Coordinator in 2016. Kris is married, has two children, and native to St. Peters. She enjoys working with patients, staff, and the hospital to help facilitate the programs services and provide high quality care.

Kris Martin, RN, CBN

To reach a NewStart nurse, call 1-800-245-1431 or 314-338-7970.

Jennifer Todd, RN, BSN


Jennifer Todd received her associates degree from Kaskaskia College in 1993 and her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2018 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Jennifer has a 25 year history of nursing experience in many speciality fields from Medical Surgical, Intensive Care, Neurological, Hospice, Case Management and Insurance appeals.  She started at St. Alexius NewStart in 2018 as the Bariatric Clinical Coordinator.   Jennifer understands the ups and downs that our patient’s go through as she is a bariatric patient herself. In July 2015 Jennifer had a Gastric Sleeve with her highest weight being 321 pounds.  Jennifer is single mom with one son, Joshua and is native of Centralia, IL.  In her spare time, Jennifer is training for her first Ironman 70.3 distance race that will take place in June of 2019.