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ICHWA Leaders

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of IDAHO COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS ASSOCIATION. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.

ICHWA Executive Director

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Caltin Cross

Caltin Cross comes from a large family and is the baby girl of 10 kids. She spent most of her adult life on the east coast and attended college all over the country, ending at Western Connecticut State University. Caltin has resided in Idaho since 2015, enjoying Idaho’s nature and time with her parents. Her father is turning 90 this year and they are planning a blow-out train themed party for him. She says he was an adventurous kid and spent his 16th birthday in a youth detention center for hopping a freight train from Utah to California to “see the ocean”. They made him shower twice before he could have the cake they made for his special day. She gets her love of adventure from her dad. Caltin has worked in the capacity of a Community Health Worker for decades and has found her happy place within the community around her wherever she resides. She believes that community is lacking for so many since Covid hit and is passionate about restoring it wherever possible. Caltin enjoys making new connections and meeting people where they are and believe we have something to learn from everyone with whom we come in contact. Caltin is an artist and a writer, working on her memoir with hopes of making folks laugh, cry, and feel a little less alone in this world. In her free time, Caltin can be found reading, in nature in a kayak or camping, and enjoying the unique scene the Treasure Valley has to offer. She has two cats and two dogs and has been a nanny for other people’s kids for over 25 years and sees the perks of being able to give the kids back to their parents at the end of the day. Caltin is overjoyed to be joining ICHWA as the Executive Director and cannot wait to put her passion for CHWs into action in Idaho and beyond. 

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