Crossroad Health Center
5 E. Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Crossroad Pediatrics West
5914 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238
Sally Stewart, MSW, Chief Executive Officer
A native Cincinnatian, Sally Stewart has worked in Over-the-Rhine for over 25 years and loves the diversity and historical aspect of the community. She holds a master's in social work from the University of Kentucky. In the 1980s, Sally began working with a group of health care providers who were motivated by their Christian faith and shared a vision of providing health care to the residents of Over-the-Rhine. Following her convictions, Sally moved into a modest Over-the-Rhine apartment where she could see and feel firsthand the needs of her neighbors. As one of Crossroad’s founders, she has devoted the past 20 years promoting accessible, affordable and quality health care services for all residents of the community.
As one of Crossroad Health Center's founders, Sally has been Crossroad's first and only Chief Executive Officer. Through Sally’s hard work and vision, Crossroad continues to grow in size and quality. Under her leadership, Crossroad has grown from a small health center in a converted classroom at Peaslee Neighborhood Center to two locations, one at the corner of Liberty and Vine streets in Over-the-Rhine and Crossroad Pediatrics West located in Western Hills. Sally wants Crossroad to be a source of hope for people in the community with a focus on families and giving children a healthy start in life.
David Rahner, M.D., Medical Director
David Rahner, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. David Rahner is the Medical Director of Crossroad Health Center. Dave attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati where he served as a leader of the Medical Student Christian Fellowship, and also met his wife, Trish Powers, M.D. After serving on medical missions in Asia, Dave and Trish felt confirmed in their calling to mission work. Initially this desire was directed overseas, but after three years of membership in an inner-city church Dave and Trish were sold on the inner city. Immediately after finishing residency training in 1992, Dave and Trish joined the staff at Crossroad Health Center as it was opening. They also moved their young family into Over-the-Rhine.
Dave has received numerous local and state awards as a physician, most recently the Quality of Care Award from the Ohio Senate and a Healthcare Hero Award runner-up from the Cincinnati Business Courier. He is also a volunteer assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and has been chosen as a top family doctor by Cincy Magazine in 2010 and 2011.
Dave and Trish now have eight wonderful and busy children. They are excited to be a part of God’s expanding work among the poor of Cincinnati.
Jamie Berrens, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Annie Scheid, MSW, Development Office
Lea Ann Ruff, Practice Manager
513-381-2247, ext. 1325
Kyle Vath, RN, Clinical Coordinator
513-381-2247, ext. 1332
Amber Severn, CNP
Amber Severn began her career at Crossroad Health Center in 2003 as a bilingual receptionist. Today, she is an experienced nurse practitioner.
At Crossroad, Amber was inspired by witnessing firsthand what a nurse practitioner was capable of doing. The position combined everything she liked about medicine, including the opportunity to see and treat patients on her own. Amber completed a one-year accelerated program at the University of Cincinnati, obtaining a BA in nursing while continuing to work part time at Crossroad. She went on to earn a master's in nursing, and received her nurse practitioner certificate in October 2008.
Amber has learned that Crossroad's faith-based mission makes a huge difference. She appreciates the deep connection among staff and their desire to do the right thing. In addition to her busy schedule at Crossroad, Amber is married and the mother of two young boys.
Shirley Brook Gumm, RN, CPNP, MSN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Brook Gumm has been a pediatric nurse for more than 30 years and at Crossroad Health Center for more than 15 years. Brook received her master’s degree in nursing administration from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, and her nurse practitioner post-graduate education at the University of Cincinnati. She is a recipient of the Florence Nightingale Award for Nursing.
Brook spent three years in Guatemala and is fluent in Spanish. She lived in Over-the-Rhine for 15 years and loves the neighborhood and its residents. She is married and has a young adult son. Brook has particular interests in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), asthma and in helping people get to know God.