When he went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick. Matthew 14:14, NAS 

Providers

Carl 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

Deborah A. 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 
Location: Glennallen
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
Location: Grizzly Lake
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.

James Freuler, PA-C, BS

Degree(s): Physician Assistant, Bachelor of Science
College(s): Bryan College, TN, Travecca Nazarene College University, TN
Specialty: Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Special clinical interests: Pediatrics
Spoken language(s): English
With CRMC: 1990-1997 and since June 2016 
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road: I feel the need to fill the need. And I really like Glennallen.

Jonathan G. 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
Location: Delta Junction
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.

Suzanne (Sue) 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
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road: To work with a strong team of professionals who are in service to the people of our community.

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.

Who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Cor. 1:4, NAS

Admin. Staff

Bill Whittington, CEO

Role: The CEO directs the overall operation of the facility’s activities in accordance with current applicable Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times. The CEO is also responsible for the planning, organization and controlling of all areas of financial administration of the organization.
With CRHM: since Sep 2018
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road:

Deborah Jones, CFO

Role: The CFO directs the overall operation of the facility’s Finances in accordance with current applicable Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.
With CRHM: since Sep 2014
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road:

Dr. Donald G. Hudson, D.O., Medical Director

Degree(s): Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Role: Dr. Hudson is on contract with Cross Road as a consultant and oversees quality assurance within our Medical Department. He conducts quarterly reviews of our providers and reports to the CEO. He is also responsible for reviewing and approving Medical and Nursing Department policies and procedures.
With CRHM: since Mar 2010

Debbie Davey, Director of Compliance and Risk Management

Degree(s): MBA, CRA, OCT-C
Role: Debbie helps oversee corporate compliance in all departments and works with the board of directors and department managers to develop and maintain compliance with federal and state statutes, CMS guidelines, HRSA program requirements and others. She helps assess risk throughout the organization, makes recommendations, and works with others to develop policies and procedures to help mitigate known risks and plan for potential risks. She also oversees staff training, federal and state reporting and HIPAA privacy.
With CRHM: since Nov 2012
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road: The Lord opened the door for me to work at Cross Road Health Ministries in 2012. I have consistently sought to serve the Lord through whatever work the Lord has given me to do, but I am pleased to now be serving with fellow believers at CRHM. Although there is no "perfect" workplace, it is nice to know that, as believers, we are striving toward the common goal of making an impact for Christ in the communities we serve.

Kristin Hartwig, Human Resources Manager

Degree(s): BS in Human Resources Management, Millikin University
Role: As Director of Human Resources, I follow the employment timeline from application to post-employment, all while following internal & governmental guidelines & requirements and providing the best customer service possible to the CRHM team.
With CRHM: since Dec 2017
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road: God's Hand directed my husband and I to Alaska in 2014. My hope, as the Director of Human Resources, is to help others find their fit at CRHM and to enjoy their work.

Mary Baker Kaspari, Delta Junction Clinical Director/Director of Nursing

Degree(s): RN
With CRHM: since Jan 2014
Location: Delta Junction
Why I work at Cross Road: In 2011, God assigned to me the project of bringing sustainable healthcare to the Delta Junction area, so I continue to work on the project until it is achieved. I have lived in this beautiful area for 18 years, and believe it is heaven on earth!

Lari Maize, Glennallen Clinical Manager/Director of Nursing

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Associate of Science in Nursing
With CRHM: 2012-2014, since Apr 2018
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road: Why I work at Cross Road: CRMC is an amazing place to work! We get the opportunity every day to show God’s love in a tangible way. As a Clinical Manager, I am honored to serve the Nurses and Medical Assistants who daily serve our patients.

Dale Varra, IT Manager, Information Officer, HIPPA Security Officer

Role: Dale is responsible for the IT Department within CRHM to include the implementation and administration of network security, services, projects and end user support. Dale manages IT department personnel, budgets and technology vendor relationships.
With CRHM: since Jun 2018
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road: I have always found great Joy helping others and seeking out new challenges. My position at CRHM provides me opportunity to fulfill both; keeping up with the demands of information technology and helping fellow coworkers and clients in a Christ first environment. For, True Joy comes only when we are focused upon walking with the Lord and esteeming others (Phil 2:2-5 KJV).

Terry Holmes, Maintenance Director

Role: Terry oversees all aspects of the maintenance department, personnel and budgeting to include associated properties, equipment and HVAC
With CRHM: since Aug 2018
Location: Glennallen
Why I work at Cross Road: I have felt a calling to be more involved in mission work and felt led to seek out an opportunity to fulfill this desire.  This position with Cross Road allows me to fullfill my desire for mission work and to be home and closer to family.

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