Leadership and Staff


James J. Berrens, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

James Berrens, CEO, joined Crossroad in 2010 as our Chief Financial Officer and became our Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Before joining Crossroad, Jamie was the controller at Missouri Sea & Air Services based in Florence, Kentucky. Jamie received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati.

Following Crossroad’s mission of providing accessible, comprehensive health care in a faith-based environment, Jamie is working to expand Crossroad’s footprint to reach even more of those in need in our community.

Born and raised on the West Side of Cincinnati, Jamie and his wife Becky live in Green Township’s Monfort Heights and have five adult children.

Tim Vale

Timothy Vale

Chief Financial Officer

Timothy Vale, CFO, holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Cincinnati and joined Crossroad in 2016. Tim has worked for more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector as a CFO and as a controller. He is passionate about helping to create and maintain a stable financial foundation for nonprofits, allowing their good works to thrive.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Tim enjoys spending time with his family and refereeing youth sports. He is grateful for the opportunity to find creative solutions to the challenges Crossroad faces as a growing health care center.

Beth Platte

Elizabeth Platte

Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Platte, COO, completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Miami University and has a graduate degree in reading science. She has worked in health care for more than 30 years. Before joining Crossroad in 2016, Beth worked at a local hospital where she managed all employed surgeons and their practices. She also has extensive experience in physician recruitment and contracting.

Beth is a volunteer for ProKids, advocating for children who are abused and neglected. She was drawn to Crossroad because of the mission – honoring Christ by providing accessible and comprehensive health care for the vulnerable and underserved.

Doug Collins MD-CROPPED

Douglas Collins, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Douglas Collins, MD, Chief Medical Officer, joined Crossroad in 2023. Previously, Dr. Collins was an Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Cincinnati Department of Family and Community Medicine, residency and underserved global health divisions, where he continues to teach and precept in partnership with Crossroad.

Dr. Collins grew up in Cincinnati, received his bachelor’s degree at Wheaton College and his medical degree from Wright State University. Following a residency and fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, he and his wife Heidi served as medical missionaries in Cambodia from 2002 to 2011.

Dr. Collins and his wife have two adult children. They are active in their church, passionate about sharing Christ’s love through health care, and remain involved in overseas medical training in Guatemala.

Board of Trustees

Steve Smith
Principal, The Model Company

Chad Burnett
Vice Chair
Senior Engineer, Procter & Gamble

Kate Bennett
Retired Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati Health Network

Jenny Perez
Executive Director, Mary Magdalen House

Steven Bester
Medical Biller, Cincinnati Eye Institute

Celeste Dunlap

Roger Howell
Retired President, City Gospel Mission

Kimberly Johnson, LISW
Housing Program Supervisor, Shelterhouse

Pablo Martinez
Chief Marketing Officer, Pay Theory

Mark Norman, JD

Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

Monica Wilkins, MHA, PT
Director of Diversity Initiatives & Recruitment, UC College of Allied Health Sciences (retired)

Advisory Board

Thaddeus Bort, MD
Michael Cambron
Thomas Dewey
Richard Dineen
Steve Ferguson
Steven Lakamp, MD
Paul Trenz
Galen Warren, MD

Our Team

James Berrens, Chief Executive Officer
Douglas Collins, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Tim Vale, Chief Financial Officer
Beth Platte, Chief Operations Officer
Cassandra Lewis
, RN, Population Health Director
Angel Fay, HR Director
Gayle Linkletter, Communications Director