Staff & Board of Directors

Back Row: Jacquelyn Adams, Kathleen Chaves, Kathy Sanchez, Marcy Edwards

Front Row:  LuAnn Cook, Judith Stoffer, Beth Mastel-Smith, Terry Drever Gee, Amanda Grove

Absent:  Brian Watt, Terri Bell, Gratton Miller

Crossroads Board of Directors

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Staff

Brian Watt, Board Chair

Retired USFS Forester and Community Band Organizer

Committees:  Budget & Policy

 

Terri Bell, Treasurer

Retired Business Owner- Clarke and Clarke Ins.

Committees:  Budget & Policy

 

LuAnn Cook, DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice, St. Lukes/Eastern Oregon Medical Associates

Committees: Oktoberfest, Small Fundraisers

 

Marcy Edwards, Attorney

Committees: Budget and Policy, Oktoberfest

Bio:

I have practiced law in Washington and Oregon for over 40 years. Although the first several years were in State and Federal positions, my past 30 years were within law firms and corporations where I honed interpersonal skills involving cooperation, mediation, and achieving business goals. I was frequently the messenger and the interpreter between engineering groups, finance, and management. During those years I also served on several boards ranging from startup companies to multi-national corporations. With my husband, who is also an attorney, we managed to maintain a wonderful work and personal life balance.

 

Beth Mastel- Smith, Ph.D

Professor and Assistant Dean for Professional Development, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Tyler

Committees:  Education 

Bio:

Dr. Beth Mastel-Smith lives in Baker City where she spearheads the Dementia Friendly Baker County initiative and teaches online for the University of Texas at Tyler’s School of Nursing. Beth values opportunities for creative expression that art offers people living with a dementia which can have positive effects on their physical and mental health and quality of life.

 

Kathy Sanchez

Exercise Instructor with Seniors

Committees:  Small Fundraisers, Education

Bio: 

I retired with a CADC-II, QMHA, and an AA in Accounting. Also have several specialized training certificates working with targeted populations. Currently I have a certificate in Life Coaching and I am a Fitness Instructor with Seniors at the Y.

One of my passions is dance  and I hope to have The Day of the Dance become an annual event in Baker City.

I have enjoyed being involved with Crossroads and look forward to a continued role with this organization.

 

Ginger Savage, Executive Director

Bio:

Ginger has been the Executive Director with Crossroads for the last 16 years.  She is currently a Board Member of the Cultural Advocacy Coaltion of Oregon.

Awards: 2000 Baker County Women of the Year

Peggi Timm Civic Leadership Award Winner

Married to Kerry Savage, Baker County Assessor Mom to Blain Savage, Rocky Mountain Instruments and his wife Whitney and Lee Robert Savage, USPS 

 

Melody Chaves, Education Coordinator

 

Ryan Kitson, Pottery and Ceramic Studio Manager

 

Kathleen Chaves, Secretary

Project Directro, Carnegie Renovation Project 2002-2008

Commitees:  Grants, Friends of NHOTIC, Education

Bio:

Born at the Annapolis Naval Academy to a U.S. submarine officer, Kathleen grew up living throughout the United States.  After graduating with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, she lived and worked in London and Spain for many years where she became fluent in the Spanish language. 

After working with International Business Machines (IBM) for ten years, Kathleen married Richard Chaves and joined Chaves Consulting, Inc. in Baker City, Oregon as CEO.  As a volunteer Executive and Project Director, Kathleen designed and led the local project campaigns, capital fundraising campaigns, and wrote the grants to raise $3.0 million to build the state-of-the art, 28 acre Baker Sports Complex facility, and 2) raise $1.6 million to renovate the 1909 Carnegie Library to become Crossroads Carnegie Arts and Cultural Center with the vision of serving children and adults from all financial means throughout Northeast Oregon.

She and Richard have received the following awards in recognition of their contributions to the community:

  • Baker County Woman of the Year, 2008
  • Business of the Year, 2009 by Historic Baker City
  • Business of the year, 2010 by Baker County Chamber
  • One of 10 Corporations in America supporting the Arts (BCA10), 2012 by Americans for the Arts

Jacquelyn Adams, DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice, St. Alphonsus Medical Center

Committees:

Mentor for Lone Pine Mercantile Gift Shop, Small Fundraiser

Bio:

Jacquelyn is a life long Baker County Resident who graduated from Baker High School. She owned a successful retail store in downtown Baker City and participated on the board of Historic Baker City.  After her children graduated, she embarked on her undergraduate studies.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health & Sciences University and then went to work for Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Baker City.  In 2021, she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice education through St. Mary’s Notre Dame.  Jacquelyn is currently working as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Saint Alphonsus Medical Clinic.   She enjoys arts and crafts, plays the piano and is currently learning to play the guitar.  Jacquelyn and her husband have 9 grandchildren are raising two of their grandchildren.  She has had a broad range of interests including scuba diving, earning her general aviation pilot license, and tactical handgun and shotgun training.

Terry Drever-Gee

Retired Records & Research Specialist Baker County

Commitees: Budget & Policy, Pottery, Small Fundraiser

Bio:  

Moved to Baker County in 1987 to work for the largest gold mining operation in the county.  Retired from Baker County Assessor's Office, research and records in 2016. Owner of Gaia Resource, a business dedicated to community involvement in Environmental, permitting, marketing, liaison (political, agency) issues working with local, state and federal issues. 

 

Amanda Grove

Mental Health Therapist & Adjunct Faculty  

Committees:  Education and Oktoberfest

Bio:  

Amanda received her Masters of Social Work from Boise State University in 2011. She has since worked in a variety of mental and physical health disciplines, serving individuals, children & families across the lifespan.  Amanda has practiced in both Idaho and Oregon in inpatient/outpatient medical settings, behavioral health services, schools, and coordinated care organizations. She has served on several interdisciplinary committees working to improve service delivery and promote best practice education in behavioral & physical healthcare. Amanda is passionate about service access, equity, and provider support in rural communities. She moved back to her hometown of Baker City, OR in 2014, where she teaches part-time as an adjunct faculty for Boise State University, and also works part-time in a telehealth-based independent counseling practice, as a member of the Boise River Wellness Collective. She loves spending time in her garden, and outdoors with her family, friends, & animals. 

 

Gratton Miller

Operations Manager- Artesian Blue

Committees:  Friends of NHOTIC

 

Judith Stoffer

Retired Photomicrographer & Illustrator, Walter Reed Biosystematics

Committees: Grants

Bio: 

I have lived in Baker City since 2018. A native of California, I have a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley and MA in Medical Illustration from The Johns Hopkins University. I spent 35 years in Baltimore, MD, before retiring from working at the Smithsonian Institution. Recently I have resumed making art (oil painting) after a 30 year hiatus. I also enjoy hiking, biking, camping, snowshoeing. My CCAC volunteer skill set includes copy editing grant proposals.

 

 Angela Blair, Community Art Director

Lessie Dickinson, Shopkeeper & Membership

 

Caroline Chalmers, Gift Shop Manager Lone Pine Mercantile 

 
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