Core Organizer/Trainers & Trainer Apprentices (COTA):

A team consisting of one Person of Color and one White Person facilitate Crossroads trainings, as our experience reveals that a mixed-race training team creates a safe and more liberating space for participants. We also strive to maintain gender balance between co-facilitators when possible.

R. James Addington
Organizer/Trainer

Joy Bailey
Staff, Organizer/Trainer

Ryan Bailey
Organizer/Trainer

Rev. Willard Bass, Jr.
Board, Organizer/Trainer

Laurie Beckman Yetzer
Organizer/Trainer

Kara Bender

Kara Bender
Organizer/Trainer

Jyaphia Christos-Rodgers
Board, Organizer/Trainer

Derrick C. Dawson
Board, Organizer/Trainer

Louise Derman-Sparks
Organizer/Trainer

Robette A. Dias
Staff, Organizer/Trainer

Emily M. Drew
Organizer/Trainer

Rev. Dr. William J. Gardiner
Board, Organizer/Trainer

PaKou Her
Organizer/Trainer

Aliisa Lahti

Aliisa Lahti
Organizer/Trainer

Mary Pat Martin
Organizer/Trainer

Rev. Dr. B. Jo Ann Mundy
Board, Organizer/Trainer

Rev. Charles Ruehle
Organizer/Trainer

Sue Ruehle
Organizer/Trainer

Diane Rogers
Organizer/Trainer

Dr. Victor M. Rodriguez
Organizer/Trainer

Rev. Michael P. Russell
Organizer/Trainer

Anne Stewart
Organizer/Trainer

Carmen L. Valenzuela
Board, Organizer/Trainer

Jessica Vazquez Torres
Organizer/Trainer

Lillie Wolff
Organizer/Trainer

Karen Ziech
Organizer/Trainer


In Memoriam: Art Hoekstra

In November 2011 Crossroads lost a great friend and colleague. Art lived and worked as a social worker and community organizer in multicultural settings for over 30 years, most recently as an Organizer/Trainer for Crossroads. When he learned he had nail cancer (acral lentiginous melanoma) Art did what he always does – set out to educate, agitate and organize about this little-known and often undiagnosed cancer. Upon Art’s passing, Jessica Vazquez Torres shared these words “We celebrate the life of one who was a testament to hope, whose vision for a different world inspired, whose love for family and friends sustained, and whose capacity for solidarity will challenge me to work for an alternative future. Rest in peace dear friend.”

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