In 2010 Crystal Hayling relocated to Singapore leaving her position as President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF). She had worked at BSCF since October 2004 continuing her long-time commitment to helping underserved communities as a leader of philanthropic organizations. Through BSCF, she worked to make health care effective, safe and accessible for all Californians, and to end domestic violence.
Prior to joining BSCF, Crystal was Senior Advisor for the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a Seattle-based independent grant-making foundation. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Crystal launched and served as Director of the Medi-Cal Policy Institute, a public policy think-tank founded by the California HealthCare Foundation to ensure that all low-income Californians have access to health care. Under her leadership, Crystal partnered with the Foundation's technology team to develop Health-e App, the nation's first web-based Medicaid application. From 1992 to 1995, Crystal created a $35 million grant initiative targeting gang violence while at the California Wellness Foundation in Woodland Hills. Her work was instrumental in redefining violence as a public health threat to youth-not just a criminal justice problem. Crystal has lived and worked in Mexico and China and also served as a member of the first annual Aspen Institute Health Policy Roundtable.
She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Masters in Management Science from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Crystal is a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.