Martha joined the staff of Cross Roads House in 2004 as the Development Director and was promoted to Executive Director in 2013. In her role as the development director she oversaw and executed a successful $5 million capital campaign to design and construct a new shelter facility. She works closely with the shelter's Board of Directors and is responsible for overseeing shelter operations, programming, marketing, fundraising, and financial management of the non-profit organization.
Sandy is the Program Director of Cross Roads House, where her primary responsibility is enhancement of programming to support residents’ physical and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and successful movement to permanent housing. To accomplish this she supervises the shelter and community-based social work team, works to establish interagency partnerships, identifies and addresses direct and clinical service staff training needs, and assists with obtaining new and diverse funding from government and other sources.
Jessica Parker joined the Cross Roads House staff in 2013. She has experience working in higher education and non-profits, doing fundraising, event planning, grant writing, marketing, and graphic design. Jessica received her BS in Communications from Emerson College.
As part of the Cross Roads House development team, Jessica enjoys managing marketing, fundraising, and event planning-related tasks for the shelter. Jessica is a member of the Portsmouth Rotary Club.
With over 25 years in the medical and social services industry, Jack brings a breadth of knowledge to his work at Cross Roads House. He has over 10 years experience in the kidney dialysis field as an area manager. He has also served as a Code Enforcement Auditor of fire safety regulations for the State of NH, in nursing homes throughout the state of NH.
Jack, a New Hampshire native, was also a therapeutic foster parent for over 10 years specializing in adolescents. He also worked for over five years with adults who have developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Additionally, he was an active supporter and coach for the Special Olympics in NH for a number of years.
Jim is responsible for all operations of Cross Roads House buildings and grounds. Jim brings over 20 years of experience in Facilities Management to his work here at Cross Roads House. During that time, Jim has learned that a healthy, safe, and secure building is the best platform for the business to operate and the residents to function. Whether it is production, office, or housing, at the end of the day it really is all about the people inside. They are the number one priority.
With more than 20 years of experience in all facets of the food service industry, Michael came to Cross Roads House in 2014 with a wealth of knowledge that helped us make better use of donated food, our committed volunteers' time, and even offer residents more meal options each day. Coming from the demanding life of cooking in busy restaurant kitchens in our nation's capital, Michael, his wife, and young son all appreciate the more family-friendly "nine to five" schedule of working full time as the Kitchen Coordinator at Cross Roads House.
Suzanne is the Database Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator for Cross Roads House. This dual role keeps her extremely busy, helping to coordinate volunteer needs and helping with the processing of the various donations and maintenance of the database.