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Board of Directors

Turning Point is grateful for the committed individuals who volunteer their time on our Board of Directors. Their dedication and expertise aid us in serving survivors, supporting employee wellness, and promoting organization resilience.

Ilene Bischer, Chair

Company: Great Lakes Recycling

Biography: Ilene Bischer is a third generation owner and VP of Great Lakes Recycling. She is married with 4 children and has resided in Macomb County her entire life. She supports many local charities and is a recent graduate of Leadership Macomb. As the mother of 3 daughters, Ilene feels strongly that Turning Point provides women a safe and secure environment to heal and to put their lives and their children’s lives back together again.

Term: 2019

Paul Zaffarano, Vice-Chair Internal Operations

Company: Elite Fence, Technology Operations

Catherine Bulgarelli, Vice-Chair External Relations

Company: Home Wise Works

Leslie Sheidler, Vice-Chair Human Resources

Teresa Fiehn, Treasurer

Company: Lakeshore Legal Aid

Cindy Bala-Brusilow, Secretary

Sue Blanchard, Board Member

Company: Anton Sowerby Associates

Lauri Catenacci, Board Member

Elizabeth Darga, Board Member

Ruth Davis, Board Member

Christine Fornal, Board Member

Company: St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital

Term: 2020

Charley George Jackson, Jr, Board Member

Company: ARMY Contracting Command-Warren

Stephanie Marianos, Board Member

William Potthoff, Board Member

Company: Edward Jones

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