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2020 Horizon Award

The Horizon award recognizes a member that has been in the nutrition and foodservice industry for five years or less and is new to management. They have demonstrated a desire for future growth with their facility and community. They display leadership in fostering equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace as well. Congratulations, Crystal Layman, CDM, CFPP!

Crystal is a CDM, CFPP at Mountain View Healthcare in Mountain View, Missouri, a 105-resident, community-based skilled facility. Through open and constant communication with her staff, Crystal ensures everyone is on the same page. Crystal believes in treating all her staff equally and fairly, giving them the opportunity to learn and excel. Crystal has an acute ability to quickly read both her employees and residents’ personal emotions and needs, and then react to those needs in an effective, influential manner. She is quick to offer assistance and help in any situation despite her own busy schedule. One of the most rewarding parts of her job is when she can be a part of making a difference for even one individual who may be struggling with dietary needs.