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Marilyn Alstrom |  Co-Founder & Executive Director

Founder (1993)


Marilyn Alstrom, Executive Director, holds a Masters in Public Administration from UMKC, BS in Business and Public Affairs from University of St. Mary and served as the Vice President at KVC Behavioral HealthCare from 1993-2003.  Marilyn served as member of the Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Committee for Economic Education from 2006-2012, and President of the Village West Rotary at the Legends 2013-2014.  Ms. Alstrom is member of the founding board of the Jefferson C-123 Education Foundation and served as chairman since 2008. Marilyn is responsible for the development, implementation and expansion of the 20/20 Leadership program from 1993 to the present time. 

Crystal Nance (Alum 2006) | Program Director


Crystal Nance, Program Director, is the first alumna of 20/20 Leadership to hold a full-time position with the organization.  She graduated from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in 2006 and earned degrees in public relations and sociology from Drake University in 2010.  Additionally, Crystal earned a master of education from Northern Arizona University in 2012. 

She previously served as the Manager of Training and Volunteer Support for the Northern Region of Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri, as well as the Assistant Director of Admission and Diversity Initiatives at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa.  Before returning to Drake, Crystal served as the Parent and Family Services Coordinator at Northern Arizona University, as well as the advisor for the Black Student Union. 

Before transitioning to a full-time role, Crystal served on the Board of Directors for 20/20 Leadership since 2013. 

Sally Dannov (2004) | Marketing Director


Sally Dannov, Program Administrator, BS, formerly with Hallmark Cards for fifteen years, joined 20/20 Leadership in 2003 soon after the organization received its 501(c)(3) status.   Ms. Dannov is responsible for measuring outcomes, marketing, technology, and strategic planning. Sally also assisted students in developing the Kcteenlink website focusing on health, education, careers, fashion, technology and “Real Talk”. Sally and students from F.L. Schlagle High School raised $35,000 to create the website.  Students received the 2012 KANSAS--Young Entrepreneurs of the Year presented by the Kansas Department of Commerce and 2012 Missouri--Minority Enterprise Development Association--Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, as a result of Sally’s leadership.  Sally joined the Board of Directors in 2004 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2007-2010.