Krista Maynard of YWCA Halifax is a super star. Her strong leadership and dedication to the well-being of her colleagues is admired, and helps keeps an often stressful childcare centre running smoothly. She is a creative thinker, and has used her skills to build structures and projects for the children on a very small budget. Krista is precisely the type of person who is the backbone of the social service and nonprofit sector. She is caring, compassionate, hardworking, loyal, and smart.