Krysta M. Gougler-Reeves

North Carolina Manager for Policy & Engagement, Family Connects International

Krysta Gougler-Reeves is the North Carolina Manager for Policy & Engagement for Family Connects International. In this role, she leads policy engagement and analysis for North Carolina communities and serves as a resource for technical assistance on early childhood policy related to early intervention and home visiting programs. Gougler-Reeves joined the Center for Child and Family Policy in February 2017 to provide technical assistance to sites implementing the Family Connects model in their communities.

Gougler-Reeves has an interest in maternal and child health and previously worked as a program coordinator for a nonprofit supporting individuals with developmental disabilities; tutored teens during a four-month internship in Freetown, Sierra Leone; and conducted marketing and event planning for a domestic violence agency. While originally from Ohio, she made Durham home in 2010.


  • M.A. Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2016
  • M.A. Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2016
  • B.A. Marketing, Anderson University - 2008