About the Foundation

Learn about foundation, the impact your gifts make possible, and our guiding mission: To grow the knowledge of hospice, palliative care, and grief recovery.

What We Do and Who We Help

We're a non-profit that supports the terminally ill, hospice and palliative care organizations, caregivers, and the grieving.

We Educate Your Community

We educate and support communities across the country by providing free end-of-life and grief recovery educational workshops.

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We Help Children in Grief

Crossroads Kids is a community that honors the validity of child and family grief by facilitating the healing process. Staffed by master's level social work and psychology staff at a 1:2 ratio, Crossroads Kids provides a safe, therapeutic environment for both children and families that encourages openness, honesty, communication, and healing.

See how we help grieving kids & families heal

We Educate Healthcare Professionals

By partnering with ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, we provide industry-leading, nationally-accredited continuing education courses that help medical professionals meet and exceed licensing requirements and provide stellar patient care.

Expand your professional caregiving knowledge

We Offer Funding to Community Organizations

Our objective is to offer education to community organizations who provide end-of-life care and assist those organizations providing grief recovery support. We offer funding to enhance community awareness supporting end-of-life care and services.

Jumpstart your organization's efforts

We Support Family Caregivers

We provide free educational workshops, resources, guides, tools, support services and more for family caregivers — those who provide care for their terminally-ill loved ones at home.

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Foundation FAQs

How are donation dollars spent?

Monetary gifts benefit the community from which they are given. We work through local hospices to provide funds for the support of community organizations, healthcare providers, and caregivers who are involved in end-of-life issues and who support grief resolution.

Am I paying for administrative costs?

We seek grant funding to defray administrative costs. Our goal is to keep administrative costs to ten percent or less.

How can I get involved?

Your help is always appreciated in the form of donations and personal time spent volunteering at your local hospice. You can also participate by helping us raise awareness of the philosophy of hospice and palliative care.

What is the mission of the Foundation?

Our mission is dedication to ultimate life. This means that we work toward a better quality of life for the terminally ill and their family, friends, and caregivers.

Our Staff

Teresa Adair

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Teresa Adair is responsible for all aspects of policy and partnerships for the Foundation. She has a passion for hospice and an admiration for the people who support it. Teresa has been involved with the Crossroads Hospice family since inception in 1995.

Kris Skaggs

Executive Administrator

Kris Skaggs is our executive administrator. She has over 17 years of experience in administration and accounting. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.

Dorothy Franks, MA

Grief Recovery Method® Specialist

Dorothy Franks possesses 40 years of experience as a counselor, social worker and schoolteacher. Ms. Franks served at St. John Hospital, Laureate Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic, St. Francis Hospital, and is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist in The Grief Recovery Method®.

We're Focused on the Mission

Over 90% of our funds are used to support the mission of hospice.

Board of Directors

Debbie Vaught

Chair, Grief Recovery Method® Specialist

Debbie Vaught has worked for 30 years in human resources management and owned an international manufacturing company. Her experience has all been “people related” and she has been active in many projects within her community.

Susan Bacon


Susan Bacon has spent more than 25 years in the volunteer and nonprofit sectors, including managing facilities, raising funds, coordinating events, supervising groups of volunteers, and working directly with private corporations and community donors.

James Barber, D.Min


James Barber has an extensive background in faith-based studies and teachings. He served as an assistant pastor at churches in Rockwall, TX and Tulsa, OK for eleven years, and as Chaplain and Director of Crossroads Hospice of Oklahoma for seven years.

Kathy Clarke


Kathy Clarke possesses 20+ of project management expertise, enriching our board and the foundation’s operational efforts. Invigorated by her longstanding passion for hospice, she is instrumental in guiding our foundation’s community education and outreach efforts. Kathy is the owner of Sagerock Advisors in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In loving memory of Mr. Tom Walden

Honorary Chair (2010 - 2013)

Mr. Walden guided the Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation from its infancy. He brought to the Foundation a wealth of knowledge gained from over forty years in corporate human resources working for global companies including Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Revlon, Incorporated and Acme Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation. Mr. Walden was also prolific in leading various efforts for charitable causes.

The Foundation is dedicated to continuing his love of people in all we do; he is truly missed.