Crystal ColemanChief Program Officer

    Crystal Coleman is currently serving as the Chief Program Officer at The Children’s
    Center, providing oversight of operations for behavioral health, psychiatric, and psychological
    services. In this role, she works in collaboration with her team of Directors, her peers, and
    Executive Leaders to develop and implement operational strategies, initiatives, and improvements
    to achieve expected outcomes.

    Crystal earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University and went on to
    obtain her master’s degree in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of
    Psychology (formerly known as the Center for Humanistic Studies). Crystal also holds the
    responsibility of operational oversight across all behavioral health programs at The Children’s

    Crystal began her professional career working as a family case worker in Child Welfare. Crystal
    spent a total of seven years working in the Juvenile Justice field She has been working in the
    Community Mental Health field in Wayne County for the past 16 years, as a Director. Crystal is
    very passionate about individuals understanding the signs and symptoms of mental health
    concerns, knowing when and how to access treatment and services, and reducing stigma related to
    mental health concerns, particularly within the African American culture. She continues to
    promote mental health and education in both formal and informal settings including community
    speaking engagements, local media interviews and panels, and amongst friends, family, and