As the Vice President of Connected Youth Initiative, Crystal manages CYI operations and supports the public-private partnership and older youth system in Nebraska for systems-involved youth and young adults. Crystal also supports CYI’s Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) program, Project Everlast, CYI’s anti-trafficking of youth strategies, and provides TA support to CYI contracted partners and Community Well-Being collaboratives statewide. She was previously the Independent Living Supervisor at PromiseShip. Crystal earned a B.S. in Psychology from Creighton University and an M.S. in Human Services from Bellevue University. She lives in Carter Lake with her husband and two children.