Who We Are

Executive Director, Terry Dodge, SSL

Sister Terry Dodge
Executive DirectorSister Terry Dodge, SSL

Since 1989, Sister Terry has committed to running and growing Crossroads, Inc. In recent years, her focus has been on women who have been released after serving life sentences.

She has been an invited speaker to many events around the country, advocating for support of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. In 2010, Sister Terry received the prestigious Minerva Award, presented by Maria Shriver, for women “who serve on the frontlines of humanity.”

“Over the years, Crossroads has grown from a simple group home for six women to a licensed residential program with a capacity for 24 women and a gender responsive curriculum; an employment readiness program open to any woman at risk; an advocacy project which educates the public about criminal justice issues, particularly women serving life sentences; and, most recently, a budding social enterprise called “Fallen Fruit from Rising Women.”

Board of Directors

Jonnie Owens – President
Frida Ross-Palomino -Vice President
Rose Ash – Secretary
Frank D’Emilio – Treasurer
Eddie Anderson
Marilyn Bidwell
Sr. Terry Dodge
Fleather Long
Pat Samuelson

Advisory Board

Laura Burt
Susan Castagnetto
Doug McGoon
Judy Ott-McGoon
Constance Rossum

Crossroads Staff

Sister Terry Dodge, SSL – Executive Director
Heather Long, MPH – Associate Director
Vicki Claudius – Human Resources
Jacqueline White, CAADAC – Program Director
Sheila Rosses, CAADE – Case Manager
Carla Doss, CAADE – Program Staff
Nancy Reyes, CAADE – Program Staff
Shelby Peters – Job Developer
BranDee Sizemore – Administrative Assistant
Nicki Des Rochers – Receptionist

2017 Non-Profit of the Year


Sr. Terry Dodge, Executive Director of Crossroads, receiving the Claremont Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year Award from Nikki Coulas, Past Chair of Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Photograph taken by Jose Vera, Claremont Chamber of Commerce