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Executive Team & Board of Directors

Cameron R. Gongwer, M.D., MPH

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.  Working under the Methodist Church Ghana, Dr. Cameron was the first full time physician and Medical Superintendent in charge of the Methodist Faith Healing Hospital-Ankaase. 
Under his leadership the facility grew from a health center to a district referral hospital which now operates solely with national staff under Ghanaian management.  While in Ghana, Dr. Gongwer was involved directly with patient care, administration, community health development and training of medical students and family medicine residents. Dr. Cameron and his wife Anne have one daughter, Caylor.
Specialty
Primary Care/Family Medicine, Tropical and Travel Medicine, Global Public Health
Degrees
Doctor of Medicine, Master in Public Health, Master in Biochemistry, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health
Training
Dr. Cameron Gongwer is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Doctor of Medicine and Master’s in Biochemistry from Indiana University.  He has a Master’s in Public Health degree from the University of Ghana. He earned a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr. Cameron is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Family Physicians and Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.  He is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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Curtis L. Gongwer, M.D.

TREASURER

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.

Speciality

Primary Care/Family Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Travel Health

Degrees

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Certificate in Tropical Medicine, Certificate in Travel Health

Training

Dr. Curtis Gongwer serves as the Medical Director of Crosspoint Global Health. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Curtis earned a Certificate in Tropical Medicine from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.

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Emmanuel Otsin, RN, MPH

BOARD MEMBER

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.

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.

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Jack Hofferth

“When we do a bio it seems we are taking credit but in my case I have been blessed by God all my life”.

-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.

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Software/Webmaster consultant

VOLUNTEER

John Gongwer is the founding principal at iCatalyst, a practice that prototypes innovative collaborative solutions for public and private sectors, and serves as the Executive Director of 21Wilberforce (21wilberforce.org), a human rights organization dedicated to globally defending the universal rights of religion, belief, and conscience for all people. His background includes launching international social innovation ventures, community engagement and mobilization, program management, strategic consulting, and leadership training. 

He has run the operations of a Silicon Valley software company and technology incubator facility, served as a consultant to the U.S. military and various other U.S. Government agencies, worked in the U.S. Senate, and initiated and directed international development programs that received support from such funders as the World Bank, USAID, U.S. Department of State, and the European Union. He holds graduate degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, where his most recent research focused on disruptive innovation strategies using emergent networks and collaborative digital technology.

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Other Volunteers

  • Linda Forbes, Board Member
  • Cari Gongwer, Communications & Marketing Director
  • John Gongwer, Software/Webmaster Consultant
  • Randy Brooks, Board Member
  • Alisha Hunt, Volunteer
  • Joshua Otsin, MS, Web Content Manager