Serving at the Crossroads was founded to serve those less fortunate simply because we can.



On an on-going basis, SATC’s intention is to assemble the resources, talents, programs and services that will enable the indigenous population of the de Copan region of Honduras to benefit from the establishment of a healthcare center. This facility will offer a diversified and multidisciplinary approach to diagnose, treat, educate and care for those it serves so as to give patients hope, invigorate the spirit of the community and enable families to break out of the cycle of poverty and illness that entraps the impoverished.



Our mission is to gather the resources necessary to build, equip and sustain a medical clinic in the town of La Entrada, ensuring that it has a dependable supply chain of medications and services that will be administered by Honduran medical and dental healthcare practitioners empowered to relieve the pain and suffering of impoverished patients and their families with our help.


Board of Directors


Robert Sumner, DDS

Robert “Bob” Sumner practiced dentistry for 36 years in West Chester, PA, where he was a partner in Sumner, Spellman, and Thompson, P.C. Prior to coming to West Chester, Bob served 2 years as a dentist in the United States Air Force. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Temple University School of Dentistry. In 1987, he took the first of numerous trips abroad to provide dental care to people in need. Over the next 15 years he travelled to the Marshall Islands, Costa Rica, Baja peninsula of Mexico, Brazil, and Honduras, serving the impoverished in those countries. He retired from practicing dentistry in 1995. In 2004, he founded Serving at the Crossroads.



Mike Tysowsky, Ph.D.

Entomologist and former Manager of Environmental & Scientific Affairs at Zeneca in Wilmington, DE. His areas of interest are public health, communications, strategic planning and implementation.


Bobbi Hess

Barbara "Bobbi" Hess joins the Board of Directors after several years serving as Newsletter editor for Serving at the Crossroads. Bobbi is a management consultant and corporate officer for Strategic Insight in Arlington, VA. She has more than 35 years experience in strategic planning, program planning, and budget development for major defense programs; and federal and Department of Defense training institutions.  Over the years, Bobbi has has been an active volunteer serving in leadership positions for church, her sons'  schools, and the Boy Scouts. She enjoys traveling, hiking, entertaining, and reading a good book. Bobbi lives in Burke, VA with her husband Doug. They have two sons--Phillip who lives and works in Manhattan and Brian who is a junior at Virginia Tech.


Pete Thompson, DDS

Pete is an excellent dentist.