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CHNK Names New Chief Programming Officer

CHNK Behavioral Health announced that Crystal Leugers will serve as chief programming officer.

Leugers joined CHNK in January 2013 as a therapist for the organization’s residential treatment program before moving into a management position with CHNK’s outpatient services in 2015.

Most recently, she served as clinical director of treatment services, overseeing the programming and staff for both residential and outpatient services.

As chief programming officer, Leugers will be tasked with ensuring that CHNK’s treatment services respond to community needs, have adequate funding sources to remain sustainable, and are offered in ways that demonstrate quality and excellence, a news release said.

In addition to managing CHNK’s direct care staff, she will also help vet new programming ideas and make certain that CHNK is both effective and efficient in clinical practice and execution of duties.

“Crystal has consistently demonstrated her dedication to the mission of CHNK and to the clients we serve,” said CHNK Chief Executive Officer Rick Wurth. “She is a consummate professional who manages with integrity and with a thorough knowledge of her field. Crystal has taken great strides in understanding the multiple facets of CHNK operations and displays a true understanding of the complex financial underpinnings of our work. It’s a pleasure to have her join the leadership team here at CHNK Behavioral Health.”

-Staff report