Board of Directors

  • Cameron R. Gongwer, M.D.

    Dr. Cameron Gongwer is the Executive Director of Crosspoint Global Health. He has passions for medical mission, discipleship, and whole person care. He is a primary care physician and medical consultant serving in South Bend, Indiana and in Ghana, Africa with the South Bend Clinic and TMS Global, respectively. He has been working in Ghana since 1995 and lived there full time with his family for 14 years. (Click on image above to see more biographical details)...

  • Curtis L. Gongwer, M.D.

    Dr. Curtis Gongwer currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of Crosspoint Global Health (CGH).  He is board certified in Family Medicine and is certified in clinical tropical medicine and traveler’s health by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.   In addition to maintaining a private practice in Indiana for over 20 years, he has helped organize short term medical clinics and provide medical services while on outreach programs in Ghana.  He is brother to Dr. Cameron Gongwer, President of CGH....

Emmanuel Otsin

Emmanuel Otsin (Manny) has been working with Crosspoint Global Health since 2016 and a board member since 2019. He served with Dr. Cameron Gongwer in the first Greenlight medical program in Ankaase-Ghana (West Africa ). Manny spent 18 months in Ankaase volunteering at the Methodist Hospital. Currently, he practices as an emergency department registered nurse in Philadelphia and lives with his wife and daughter in Drexel Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia. 

Jack Hofferth

Jack Hofferth is the CEO of Alpha Realty and Development Company which he has owned since 1978. Semi-retired now, Jack has been an executive for business, financial, real estate, and information technology companies. He spent 25 years with Associates Financial Services and was in charge of internal consulting. Jack also formed and led a construction company for home and commercial properties for 25 years. He is past CEO of DMI Mechanical contracting, a local engineering company. For 7 years he was the CFO of Kinetic IT Solutions, Inc. in South Bend, Indiana.

Jack is the Chairman of the Administrative Council of Good Shepherd UMC, his home church, which he built as a general contractor in 1994. In 2012 Jack also built the Alpha English school and church in Chinnerkanum, Tamil Nadu, India. Jack attended Indiana University South Bend. Jack is a native of Osceola, Indiana, where he currently lives. He is married, has 2 adult children, and 8 grandchildren.

James Blechl, M.D.

Dr. Blechl graduated from the University of Illinois before obtaining his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completing his residency through Saint Joseph Regional Medical Care Center. He is board certified in family medicine.

He currently serves as the Co-Medical Director of the Volunteer Provider Network. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Medicine and a member of the Christian Medical Dental Association and the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.

Dr. Blechl and his wife Barbara have two adult children. They are involved in providing medical care to the under served in the local community, as well as overseas. His hobbies include music, reading, woodworking and cycling.

Our Volunteers

We rely on volunteers from all walks of life to contribute to the ministry activities of Crosspoint Global Health.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at info

  • James Blechl, M.D., Medical Advisor & Volunteer Trainer
  • Linda Forbes, Administrative Coordinator
  • Cari Gongwer, Communications & Marketing Director
  • J. Gongwer, Webmaster, Travel/Med Education Resources
  • Randy Brooks, Volunteer
  • Emmanuel Otsin, Ghana Field Coordinator