Krystal Marx is a LEAD Project Manager whose current focus is on Washington State expansion. Krystal comes to LEAD with over 10 years in nonprofit management, specifically in the healthcare field, where she focused on project management, donor development and operations. Having experienced homelessness as a child in Grays Harbor County, she dove in to community activism through conducting homeless outreach in downtown Seattle, and teaching free community skills classes to the LGBTQIA+ community, social service organizations, and businesses across King County for the last seven years.
Krystal currently serves on the Burien City Council (2017 - 2021), where she worked to get LEAD to her city - the first in Washington state outside of Seattle - because she believes in the power of community engagement, harm reduction and the need for a public health focus in policymaking. She currently serves on the King County Board of Health and the Regional Law Safety and Justice Committee as a Sound Cities Association member in her role on Council, where she strives to increase community engagement and access to local government.