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.
Dan Mitchell, Director of Operations, manages daily shelter operations, facilities, and staff. With extensive experience in both the hospitality and nonprofit industries, Dan instills the staff with the mission that everyone should be treated with respect, kindness, and dignity. Dan has managed non-profits on both the east and west coasts over the past 17 years.
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 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.