Thomas Staebell

Tom has been working in education for 33 years.  His career began as a speech pathologist and he then moved into educational administration.  He retired as an elementary principal serving the districts of Pembroke, West Seneca and New York City.  Deciding to volunteer at Crossroads House after caring for his wife, brother, and mother, Tom has been a Crossroads House volunteer for seven years.  He provides resident care, end-of-life doula services, and facilitates our grief peer support group.  He is presently taking a course to become a certified grief educator.   
After being retired for 13 years, Tom is excited to become the Interim Executive Director.  He supports the vision of helping you live your best life until you take your last breath.  He believes our volunteers are the backbone of CRH.  Volunteers include resident care, fundraising, office, and gardening.  Without them we would not be able to open our doors.
Recently a family member of a resident stated, “coming into the house feels like you are getting a big hug.”  Tom believes that every resident and their family are immediately adopted into the Crossroads Family.  When they are here, and after, this becomes their home.  “We invite everyone to feel welcome here at the house.  Stop by, have a cup of coffee, and get to know us.  You’ll walk away feeling the love.”