Crystal Owens is a native of Boston, MA who recently moved to Queens Village, NY from Camp Springs, MD a few miles outside of Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Suffolk University. Although new to Early Childhood Administration, she considers herself a veteran in the fundamentals of Business Administration, Operations, and Management. To add to her skills, she is currently pursuing her SHRM designation.
Crystal’s work experience comes from some of the nations top healthcare organizations such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Medstar Health, and London’s National Health Service. She served as the Chair of the Cultural Competence in Healthcare Committee for four years. In her capacity as Chair she ensured that healthcare staff were competent in providing care to patients with diverse values, beliefs, and behaviors, including tailoring of health care delivery to meet patients’ social, cultural, and linguistic needs. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated in which she has served in several leadership roles, dedicated to providing assistance and support through established programs in communities throughout the world.
Outside of work she is an entrepreneur – a self taught baker & cake artist. She enjoys her time in the kitchen allowing her creative juices to flow by creating her own dishes, tweaking well known recipes, and stepping outside the box to create different cuisines. Give her ingredients and she will mash, blend, boil, roast, slice, and dice you a five star meal. She is also a wanderlust who loves to travel and enjoy time with her family and friends. Crystal currently lives in Queens Village with her fiance, a New York native who she met in Bali, Indonesia as a result of her travels. They welcomed their baby boy in July of 2022.
Crystal looks forward to serving and supporting our children, their families, as well as our BKS staff, for continued success and growth of The Brooklyn Kindergarten Society.