Stacey Hunter Schwartz, Ph.D. took the reigns as Crossroads’ new CEO November 26, 2018, bringing with her an impressive background that’s perfectly matched to Crossroads’ mission.


Stacey is well-positioned to take Crossroads to the next level. She brings more than two decades of leadership experience in providing services to people with disabilities – including being a former instructor and counselor for students with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and serving as dean for disabilities and other special programs at Coastline Community College in Orange County.

Her background also includes management positions at Goodwill Industries in Arkansas and an independent living center in Kansas. She most recently co-founded a nonprofit that develops smartphone apps to increase independence for people with cognitive challenges. Stacey has also written and administered private, state, and federal grants totaling millions of dollars.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Crossroads family,” said Schwartz. “I believe the organization and all the management and staff are creating a true pathway to independence for people with disabilities.”

A native of Southern California, Stacey earned her B.A. in psychology at UCLA, graduating magna cum laude with admission to Phi Beta Kappa. She completed her M.A. at Loyola Marymount in counseling psychology and her Ph.D. in education (counseling psychology) from USC.