Our Staff


C. Brown, PA-C

Degree(s): BS Health Science
College: University of Washington School Of Medicine, MEDEX Northwest (PA training)
Specialty: Family Practice/ Primary Care, Respiratory, Surgery, Ortho
Special clinical interests: Respiratory, Surgery, Ortho, Endocrinology
Spoken language(s): In Addition to English, some German
With CRMC: A mix of part-time and full time since 2011.
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road: I came to Crossroad originally in 2011 as a Locum Tenum with Staff Care, to fill a need that had been empty for an extended time frame. I had need of steady employment, and CRMC had need of an additional medical provider. It became quickly evident that this was no chance meeting. Often God uses singular events to meet several needs at once, and this certainly fell in line with this principle.Since that time I have had the pleasure to return to the Copper River Valley to serve our Lord alongside other fellow believers. The experience here has been rewarding and refreshing, caring for the people of this beautiful part of Alaska. I consider it a privilege to be here among professionals that put pleasing God first, and in turn, providing higher quality care than I could elsewhere

D. Crowe, DNP, FNP-BC

Degree(s): Doctor of Nursing Practice (’11); Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner (’07)
College: Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, KY
Specialty: Family Practice
Special clinical interests: Diabetes, Patient education
Spoken language(s): English
With CRMC: since August 2011
Why I work at Cross Road: I have a strong desire to serve God in community missions and love that Cross Road has a faith-based mission to serve the community of Glennallen. The area is absolutely beautiful and the community has been very welcoming to me and my family. We look forward to serving here for many years!

Dede Duntze, ANP

Degree(s): MSN (’01), BSN (’86)
College: University of Alaska, Anchorage (’01)
Specialty: Rural health
Special clinical interests: Family medicine
Spoken language(s): English
With CRMC: From 1986-1999 as RN, since 2001 as an ANP
Why I work at Cross Road: It is important to me to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of my patients as I strive to apply the purpose statement and core values of CRMC. I serve at North Country Clinic & in the village clinics of Chistochina and Mentasta to promote a higher level of health in these rural areas..

S. Sarafin, BS, LMT

Degree(s) / Certificates: Kinesis Structural Integration Certification (’06); BS in Sociology, Psychology minor (’96)
Colleges: Kinesis Myofascial Integration, Kinesis Inc., Walpole, ME (’06); New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, Santa Fe, NM (’00); Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA (’96)
Special clinical interests: Postural assessment & movement re-education
Spoken language(s): English With CRMC: since May 2010
Why I work at Cross Road: To work with a strong team of professionals who are in service to the people of our community.

J. Fraley, PA-C

Degree(s): BA in English Education (’00), Physician Assistant Certificate (’05)
College(s): Cedarville University (’00), Kettering College of Medical Arts (’05)
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Special clinical interests: Trauma
Spoken language(s): English
With IAMC: since September 2014
Why I work at Cross Road: I want to work in a facility that gives quality care as an aspect of ministry whose focus is glorifying God.

Verna Schad, CNP

Degree(s): Certified Nurse Practitioner
College: South Dakota State University
Specialty: Family Practice
Special clinical interests: Mental Health, Women’s Health, Urgent Care, Pediatrics
With IAMC: since Aug 2016
Location: Delta Junction
Why I work at Cross Road: Verna enjoys the challenge of caring for a multicultural population in a beautiful setting and wonderful staff to work with.