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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