Board Chair

Krystle Starvis serves as Associate Director at the Aspen Institute leading program strategy and operations for Weave: The Social Fabric Project and learning and culture activities for Aspen’s Leadership Division. In this role, Krystle splits her time between designing offerings for employees that center belonging and ensure positive employee experience while also leading programs that explore trust in America and amplifies the work of community leaders who are building and strengthening relationships locally. From 2020 – 2021, Ms. Starvis served as co-chair of Aspen’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. 

Krystle joined The Aspen Institute after three years managing workforce development and reentry programs for Living Classrooms Foundation, where she was responsible for the creation and implementation of training and employment initiatives to serve City residents who were either un- or under-employed. Since joining Aspen, Krystle has served as Co-Chair for Aspen’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, a member of Aspen’s policies review committee, and has facilitated dozens of staff-wide conversations on equity, belonging, and creating a culture of learning in the workplace. 

In addition to her role on CLIA’s Board of Directors, Ms. Starvis serves as an Advisory Team Member for BMore Invested, a community-centered grantmaking strategy to support organizations in Baltimore led by leaders of color, and Advisory Board Member for CLLCTIVLY, a place-based social change organization supporting the Black-led ecosystem in Baltimore. The proud Baltimore native holds an M.S. in Human Services Administration from the University of Baltimore and a B.S. from Towson University.