Meet Our Team
Crossroads employs a team of licensed professionals to ensure safe, healthy, and sustainable recovery practices for all clients who walk through our doors.
Michael Patnaude, DO
Dr. Patnaude has served as Crossroads’ medical director since 2005. In this role, Dr. Patnaude oversees all medical aspects of the agency and its integration with the clinical care of clients. Dr. Patnaude attended medical school at the University of New England and completed his residency at Maine Medical Center. Board certified in Psychiatry, he is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Maine Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists.
Jonathan C. Fellers, MD
As a board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist for the Back Cove Women’s Residential Program and the Co-Occurring Eating Disorder and Addiction Residential Program, Dr. Fellers works with our clients, their families, and the health care system to promote high quality evidence-based screening, assessment, and treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Addiction involves both biology and psychology, and Dr. Fellers takes a particular interest in helping disentangle this complexity. Dr. Fellers completed his fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry in 2013 and two residencies at University of California, San Francisco and University of Virginia Health System. A graduate of Cornell Medical College in 2002, Dr. Fellers is affiliated with both Maine Behavioral Healthcare, Spring Harbor Hospital and Maine Medical Center.
Claudia Heise, MD
Dr. Heise is a board-certified family medicine specialist who serves as the physician for our Co-occurring Eating disorder and Addiction Residential Program. In this capacity, Dr. Heise supports our clients by meeting with them on a weekly basis to assess their medical needs, order labs as needed, and provide medical intervention recommendations that support the client’s treatment plan. Dr. Heise works closely with the clinical treatment team in the program and is an integral member of the residential program team. Dr. Heise is board certified in Family Medicine and received her medical degree in 2013 from the University of Illinois.
Christine Brown, RN
As the nurse for the Back Cove Women’s Residential Program, Christine oversees the medical review of clients admitting to the residential program to ensure stability prior to and at admission. Often she will meet with clients to identify any health issues that need monitoring or may interfere with the treatment process and communicate this information, in conjunction with the medical director, to the residential program staff.
With over twenty-three years of experience working as a registered nurse with adults and children with mental health, substance use and co-occurring disorders, Christine focuses on treating the whole person and not just the symptoms. She has worked in a variety of settings including in-patient, residential and community-based treatment.
Erin Burke, LPN
NURSE, Children and Mothers Program
Erin joined the team at the Children and Mothers Program in 2018 as the nurse to support the clients and their children during their residential stay. Erin has worked for several years with clients in treatment for substance use disorders and is a firm believer in the impact recovery support has on outcomes. In her working career, Erin has held positions in pediatricians’ offices working closely with new mothers to learn and support the infant early health development.