Turning Point is very grateful for the individuals who volunteer and serve our community. To read more about our board members click on their name.

  • Tina MattinenChair

    Company: Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals

    Biography: Tina Mattinen is the Development Specialist in the Office of Philanthropy at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. The hospital has supported Turning Point for several years. “I feel Turning Point provides a safe, compassionate and caring environment for families in need.”

    Term: 2019

  • William Knight, Immediate Past Chair

    Company: Lakeshore Legal Aid

    Biography: Bill Knight is the Executive Director of Lakeshore Legal Aid, and is devoted to providing the most vulnerable members of our communities with access to our justice system. He states, “Turning Point provides the safety, support, and voice that survivors of domestic violence need to regain control of their lives and their independence.”

    Term: 2017

  • Linda Cassidy, Vice Chair Internal Operations

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  • Leslie Hill, Vice Chair External Relations

    Company: First Merit Bank

    Biography: Leslie is a Client Advisor with Huntington PrivateBank. She’s been in the banking industry for 36 years. Leslie joined Huntington’s predecessor, FirstMerit in 2013 after spending 33 years with J.P. Morgan. In her role as a Client Advisor she coordinates banking, lending, trust and investment services to high net worth individuals and their families.  She also serves on the board of the Financial & Estate Planning Council of Macomb.    She joined Turning Point in order to give back to her community and support resources to help women in unsafe environments and prevent further abuse.

    Term: 2019

  • Diane McNamara, Treasurer

    Company: Finance – Retired

    Biography:  Diane believes it is important to make the  community aware of  the far reaching effects of domestic violence on victims/survivors and the community and the important roll Turning Point is playing to eliminate domestic violence. She is a retired banker with a degree in accounting and held the position of VP Controller for many years.  She is also on the board of Macomb Literacy Partners.  She also belongs to various groups including Soroptimist International of Macomb and DAR.

    Term: 2017

  • Ilene Bischer, Board Member

    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

  • Krystina Borrocci, Board Member

    Company: UHY LLP

    Biography:Krystina is the marketing director of UHY LLP, certified public accountants. In addition to her service at Turning Point, she is also on the alumni association board of directors for Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business and a reserve deputy for the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office MACE (Cybercrime) unit. Krystina received her B.S. in marketing in 2007, followed by her MBA in 2010, both from Wayne State University. “Turning Point is virtually in my backyard. There’s an alarming rate of domestic violence and sexual assault incidents in Mount Clemens, in all of Macomb County, and surrounding area. Turning Point will welcome you with open arms; you do not have to fight your battle alone. They are a safe haven for women and children in need of immediate protection, they offer resources and support to victims, and programs for survivors who have had enough and are ready to stop the cycle of abuse.”

    Term: 2020

  • Cindy Brusilow, Board Member

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  • Ruth Davis, Board Member

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  • Valentina Djelaj, Board Member

    Company: Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Term: 2018

  • Christine Fornal, Board Member

    Company: St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital

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    Term: 2020

  • Julie Gatti, Board Member

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  • Jessica Gura, Board Member

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  • Erin Henry, Board Member

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  • Paul Zaffarano, Board Member

    Company: Elite Fence

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    Term: 2020