Meet Our Team

Administration

ERIN 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alma Mater:

Harding University

Self-Care Routine:

I put my phone on silent, drink a cup of tea and read a good book.

Secret Talent:

I am a speed reader; I read on average three books a week.

Contact Information:

Email: emiller@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3108

MACIE

HR & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Alma Mater:

AIB College of Business 

Fun Fact:

I have lived abroad in France and China.

Self-Care Routine:

Massages, music, and a cup of tea

Contact for all Media Inquiries:

Email: mblazek@crossroadsbhs.org

Phone: 641-278-3122

TANNER

INTERIM CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Alma Mater:

Oklahoma Baptist University

License:

LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)

Secret Talent:

With difficulty he can translate Biblical Greek and Hebrew.

Contact Information:

Email: tclark@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3101

BRITTANY

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR

Alma Mater:

Buena Vista University

Best Part of Job:

Helping empower clients to be successful in their everyday life.

 

Self-Care Routine:

Going on walks, massages and mani/pedis

Contact Information:

Email: bpalmer@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3115

ANDREW

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Alma Mater:

Drake University

Self-Care Routine:

Working outside and golfing

Fun Fact:

I enjoy traveling and experiencing new things, which include trips to China and New Zealand.

Contact Information:

Email: amartin@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3121

Therapists

AMBER

Mental Health Therapist,

Osceola & Winterset

Alma Mater:

Our Lady of the Lake University

License:

LMSW

 

Fun Fact:

Advanced Ving Tsun Kung Fu Student

Contact Information:

Email: afloyd@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 515-705-2376

MICK

CLINICAL TEAM LEAD, Creston

Alma Mater:

Missouri State University

License:

tLMHC (Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

Fun Fact:

I played the saxophone from fifth grade all the way through high school.

Contact Information:

Email: mcollias@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3107

SARAH

MH THERAPIST, Creston & Osceola

Alma Mater:

Capella University

License:

tLMHC (Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

 

Self-Care Routine:

Hiking to new destinations and painting the landscape of the area.

Contact Information:

Email: smartin@crossroadsbhs.org

KEITH

MH THERAPIST, Tele-Therapy

Alma Mater:

California Coast University

License:

LMSW, IADC (Licensed Master Social Woker and International Drug and Alcohol Counselor)

 

Fun Fact:

I like to use baby shampoo.

Contact Information:

Email: kgardner@crossroadsbhs.org

JOANNA

MH THERAPIST, Creston

Alma Mater:

University of Northern Iowa​

License:

LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

Must Haves:

Coffee.. Because coffee is life!

Contact Information:

Email: jesker@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3113

ERIK

MH THERAPIST, Creston

Alma Mater:

Missouri State University

License:

tLMHC (Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

 

Fun Fact:

I have visited five of the seven continents.

Contact Information:

Email: emartinez@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3111

MARY

MH THERAPIST, Creston and Osceola

Alma Mater:

University of Iowa

License:

LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

 

Fun Fact:

I grew up on a farm with sheep, goats, and pigs.

Contact Information:

Email: mhoughtaling@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-223-9032

JOSEPH

MH THERAPIST, Osceola

Alma Mater:

Drake University

License:

tLMHC (Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)

Contact Information:

Email: jbreshears@crossroadsbhs.org

HANNAH

CLINICAL TEAM LEAD, Creston

Alma Mater:

Regis University

License:

tLMHC (Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

 

Secret Talent:

Taking photos

Contact Information:

Email: hcampbell @crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3114

SHARON

MH THERAPIST, Creston and Osceola

Alma Mater:

St. Ambrose University

License:

LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

 

Fun Fact:

I know how to square dance.

Contact Information:

Email: sheisdorffer@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3106

JOSHUA

CLINICAL TEAM LEAD, Winterset

Alma Mater:

Simmons University

License:

LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

 

Secret Talent:

Slightly above average amateur historical European single-sword fencing enthusiast.

Contact Information:

Email: jkrueger@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 515-705-2372

Counselors

LESLIE

SUD COUNSELOR, Creston

Alma Mater:

Northwest Missouri State University

License:

CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)

Clinical Areas of Focus Include:

Substance Use Disorder, Problem Gambling Disorder, Addictions

Contact Information:

Email: lrussell@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 515-705-2377

MAKAYLA

TREATMENT ASSISTANT, Creston

Alma Mater:

Buena Vista University

 

License:

tCADC (Temporary Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)

Clinical Areas of Focus Include:

Intensive Outpatient  and Enhanced Outpatient Program

Contact Information:

Email: msteinbach@crossroadsbhs.org

Direct Phone: 641-278-3110

Integrated Health Home

ASHLEY

CARE COORDINATOR, Creston

Alma Mater:

Buena Vista University

Best Part of Job:

She loves that she gets to meet people right where they are and provide them with the tools to live a joyful life as defined by them.

 

Must Haves:

Essential Oils and Natural Cleaning Supplies

Contact Information:

Email: aarmstrong@crossroadsbhs.org

MORGAN

CARE COORDINATOR, Creston

Alma Mater:

Upper Iowa University

Self-Care Routine:

I enjoy long walks outside and traveling.

 

Fun Fact:

I do photography in my free time. Self portraits and nature photos are what I enjoy capturing.

Contact Information:

Email: mchristensen@crossroadsbhs.org

CLINT

CARE COORDINATOR, Creston

Self-Care Routine:

Naps when needed on the weekends.

Secret Talent:

Basketball

Best Part of Job:

The clients.

Contact Information:

Email: cbrown@crossroadsbhs.org

BRETT

CARE COORDINATOR, Creston

Bio coming soon!

Contact Information:

Email: bshepherd@crossroadsbhs.org

CARLA

NURSE CARE MANAGER, Creston

Self-Care Routine:

Gardening and spending time with friends and family.

Secret Talent:

Jewelry making.

 

Must Haves:

Coffee

Contact Information:

Email: clawson@crossroadsbhs.org

JESSICA

Social Services Support, Creston

Secret Talent:

Quilting.

Self-Care Routine:

Gardening, quilting, and baking.

Fun Fact:

I have five Cayuga ducks that live in my front yard.

Contact Information:

Email: jpetter@crossroadsbhs.org

Behavioral Health Intervention Services

BECKY

BHIS SPECIALIST, Creston

Alma Mater:

Buena Vista University

Fun Fact:

I love to travel and try new foods.

 

Self-Care Routine:

Meditation 

Contact Information:

Email: rmcguire@crossroadsbhs.org

Operations

KATIE

OPERATIONS MANAGER, Creston, Osceola & Winterset

Self-Care Routine:

Sitting outside enjoying the nice weather or a hot bath.

Secret Talent:

Being a cow whisperer.

Best Part of Job:

Being able to see the positive impact that Crossroads has on our community and our clients. 

Contact Information:

Email: krice@crossroadsbhs.org

Phone: 641-278-3102

BRE

Quality Improvement & Utilization Manager, Osceola 

Self-Care Routine:

Singing in the car.

Nationally Credentialed Victim's Advocate:

I help victim's of domestic abuse and similar crimes.

 

Contact: 

Call Bre at 641-278-3109 or email bleymaster@crossroadsbhs.org if you are in need of Victim Advocacy.

Nurses

VICKIE

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE, Creston

Self-Care Routine:

Spending time with family, baking and shopping to unwind.

Fun Fact:

I'm big on garage sales and thrift shops.

Alma Mater:

Southwestern Community College of Nursing

Contact Information:

Email: vpaulus@crossroadsbhs.org

Phone: 641-278-3124

ALICE

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE, Creston

Biography coming soon.

Psychiatric Providers

SANDE EDWARDS

PMHNP-BC, Creston, Osceola & Winterset

Sande was born in Iowa and raised at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.  She earned a bachelor’s in conservation and wildlife management from Missouri State University and then moved west and worked as a park ranger in Idaho for many years. Sande returned to school and earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Idaho State University in 2005. She began her nursing career in Colorado, then transitioned to travel nursing and has worked in many hospitals from California to the Midwest. Sande eventually landed in southern Iowa and worked at Clarke County Hospital in the emergency department and as the nursing education specialist. While working at Clarke County Hospital she attended school part time to earn her master’s in nursing from Walden University as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three boys, gardening, raising chickens and goats, traveling, and summer vacations with her family.

KIM SPEARS

PSYCHIATRIST, Telehealth

Ms. Spears has provided services with Crossroads since 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Boise State University and her Masters in Nursing at Stonybrook University, Long Island.  She spent six years working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital and has been practicing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner since 2007. She currently assists patients in our Creston and Winterset offices.

DR. ANTONY

PSYCHIATRIST, Telehealth

Dr. Antony started with Crossroads in May 2014. He earned his bachelor of Medicine in 1995 from St. John’s Medical College. He has been a board eligible psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient care. Skilled in psycho-pharmacological management and psychiatric disorders. Currently Dr. Antony serves clients at the Creston location.

MEGAN MORTENSEN

DNP, Telehealth

Megan Mortensen is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner offering psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and medication management for patients age 5 and up.  She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner from the University of Iowa in 2013.  She then went on to complete her Post-Doctoral Certificate for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2014.  She is registered with the Iowa Board of Nursing, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and credentialed through the ANCC. 

Registration

CAITLYN

Scheduling Specialist, Winterset

Secret Talent:

Baking pastries and pies.

Self-Care Routine:

Taking a "me" day whenever it's possible.

Fun Fact:

I have been 14,000 feet to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado.

Contact Information:

Email: ccooper@crossroadsbhs.org

MEGAN

Scheduling Specialist, Creston

Bio Coming Soon!

CALISTA

Scheduling Specialist, Creston

Secret Talent:

Knitting.

Must-Haves:

Iced vanilla lattes.

Fun Fact:

I graduated from SWCC at the age of 18.

Contact Information:

Email: cmason@crossroadsbhs.org

HESPER

Scheduling Specialist, Creston

Bio Coming Soon!

MEGAN

Scheduling Specialist, Osceola

Bio Coming Soon!

Email: crossroads@crossroadsbhs.org

Phone: 641.782.8457

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