Crystal joined The Kresge Foundation in 2008 as its first Human Resources Department Director.

Prior to joining The Kresge Foundation, Crystal served in executive leadership roles within the not-for-profit sector.

Crystal received a BA in public administration from Eastern Michigan University, an MA in administration from Central Michigan University, and certification in organizational development from Linkage Inc. in partnership with DePaul University. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources by the Society of Human Resource Management, and is certified as a human capital strategist by the Human Capital Institute. Crystal is also a certified facilitator for Everything DISC.