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Phone: 641.782.8457

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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.

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.

WES

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Alma Mater:

Northwest Missouri State University

Missouri State University

License:

LMHC

Fun Fact:

I am a Certified Scuba Diver.

MACIE

HR & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Alma Mater:

AIB College of Business 

Fun Fact:

I have lived abroad in France and China.

Contact for all Media Inquiries:

mblazek@crossroadsbhs.org

641-782-8457

Therapists

JOANNA

MH THERAPIST, Creston

Alma Mater:

University of Northern Iowa​

License:

LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

Must Haves:

Coffee.. Because coffee is life!

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.

EMBERLY

MH THERAPIST, Winterset

Alma Mater:

Grand Canyon University

License:

tLMHC (Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

Fun Fact:

I went to a desert, dug holes and hid treasures.  I then drew a treasure map for kids to go on a treasure hunt!

HANNAH

MH THERAPIST, Creston

Alma Mater:

Regis University

License:

tLMHC (Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

 

Secret Talent:

Taking photos

CARA

MH THERAPIST, Osceola

Alma Mater:

The University of Texas at San Antonio

License:

tLMHC (Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

 

Fun Fact:

I was a radio station DJ while in High School.

STACY

MH THERAPIST, Osceola & Creston

Alma Mater:

Simmons University

License:

LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker)

Must Haves:

Sweet tea and tacos.

MICK

MH THERAPIST, 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.

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.

Counselors

LESLIE

SUD MANAGER, Creston, Osceola and Winterset

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

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

WILLIAM

SUD COUNSELOR, Creston/Winterset

Alma Mater:

Walden University

License:

IADC (International Alcohol Drug Counselor)

Clinical Areas of Focus Include:

Substance Use Disorder, Problem Gambling Disorder, Addictions

JOLENA

SUD COUNSELOR, Osceola

Alma Mater:

Drake University

Licence:

CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)

Clinical Areas of Focus Include:

Substance Use Disorder, Problem Gambling Disorder, Addictions

Integrated Health Home

BRITTANY

IHH MANAGER

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

SIERA

CARE COORDINATOR, Osceola

Alma Mater:

Simpson College

Secret Talent:

DIY Projects and organizing things.

 

Can't Live Without:

My son and fountain pop.

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

CARLA

CARE COORDINATOR, Creston

Self-Care Routine:

Gardening and spending time with friends and family.

Secret Talent:

Jewelry making.

 

Must Haves:

Coffee

CLINT

CARE COORDINATOR, Creston

Self-Care Routine:

Naps when needed on the weekends.

Secret Talent:

Basketball

Best Part of Job:

The clients.

LISA

CARE COORDINATOR, Creston

Alma Mater:

Registered Nurse Graduate of SWCC

Self-Care Routine:

Walks at the lake, kayaking or a lovely cup of coffee in the peace and quiet of a morning.

 

Fun Fact:

I play the bass guitar.

Behavioral Health Intervention Services

LESLEY

BHIS SPECIALIST, Creston

Alma Mater:

University of Iowa

Secret Talent:

I am fluent in English & Spanish.

 

Self-Care Routine:

Yoga

Operations

KATIE

REGISTRATION TEAM LEADER, Creston

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. 

BRE

OFFICE MANAGER, Osceola & Winterset

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 641-202-2846 or email bleymaster@crossroadsbhs.org if you are in need of Victim Advocacy.

CHELSEA

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST, Creston

Secret Talent:

Music and movie knowledge.

Fun Fact:

In my spare time, I am a DJ at events.

Best Part of Job:

Working with amazing clients and co-workers.

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

ALICE

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE, Creston

Biography coming soon.

Psychiatric Providers

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.

DR. MORTENSEN

DNP, Telehealth

Dr. 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. 

DR. 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.

Registration

JESSICA

SCHEDULING SPECIALIST, Creston

Fun Fact:

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

 

Self-Care Routine:

Gardening, quilting and baking.

 

Secret Talent:

Quilting.

CAITLYN

SCHEDULING SPECIALIST, Winterset

Fun Fact:

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

 

Self-Care Routine:

Taking a"me" day whenever possible.  Reading a book outdoors or going for a drive.

 

Secret Talent:

Baking pies and pastries.

CALISTA

SCHEDULING SPECIALIST, Creston

Fun Fact:

I will be graduating from SWCC at the age of 18.

 

Must Haves:

Iced vanilla lattes.

 

Secret Talent:

Knitting.

CHARLEY

SCHEDULING SPECIALIST, Osceola

Can't Live Without:

My morning coffee.

 

Self-Care Routine:

I go to the gym, listen to music and make a point to go get my nails done once a month.

 

Secret Talent:

Make-up applications and skin-care.

CHRISTIANA

SCHEDULING SPECIALIST, Creston

Fun Fact:

I am a city girl who now lives and loves the country!

 

Must Haves:

Iced lattes, fuzzy blankets, and movies.

 

Secret Talent:

I like to play around and opera sing.