Crystal Kohanke headshot.Crystal Kohanke, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, ACC, serves as senior vice president and chief people officer for Arkansas Children’s.

Kohanke has a wealth of strategic experience in diverse organizations and industries ranging from healthcare to education, marketing services and the financial sector. She most recently served as group vice president of Human Resources for CHRISTUS Health South Texas, where her responsibilities have included the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

Kohanke earned a BBA in Accounting from St. Mary’s University and her Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management Systems from Chapman University. She is a SHRM-certified professional, a certified stakeholder centered coach, an associate certified coach and holds the Professional in Human Resources certification.

She has been recognized with the DiversityFIRST Award from the Texas Diversity Council and the National Diversity Council and received the Women Leadership Award in the corporate executive category from the San Antonio Business Journal.