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

Marilyn Bidwell, President
Dinny Rasmussen, Vice President
Pat Samuelson, Secretary
Frank D’Emilio, Treasurer
Therese Diaz
Mary Eme
Lydia Ganac
Sean Harrison
Anita Jain

Crossroads Staff

Sister Terry Dodge, SSL – Executive Director
Rev. Sarah Averette-Phillips – Associate Director
Heather Long, MPH – Director of Development
Jacqueline White, CAADAC – Program Director
Vicki Claudius – Volunteer Coordinator
Robyn Elmore – Case Management
Ava Pinkney– Program Staff
Kelly Brown – Program Staff
Kathleen O’Connell – Program Staff

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