Turning Point is very grateful the individuals who volunteer and serve our community. To read more about our board members click on their name.
- William Knight, 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.”
- Leslie Sheidler, Vice Chair–Internal Operations
Company: Kelly Services
Biography: Leslie Sheidler holds a bachelor’s degree in French and German from Middlebury College in Vermont and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. She has over 20 years of experience in staffing, financial analysis, and strategic planning for corporations. She is currently the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at Kelly Services in Troy, Michigan. Ms. Sheidler served as Board and Program Chair of the Detroit Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. In addition to her board membership at Turning Point, Ms. Sheidler is also a mentor for Girls of Tomorrow. “Domestic Violence is a terrible problem and we need organizations like Turning Point that offer safety; however education and prevention is vital to stopping this in the future.”
- Valentina Djelaj, Vice Chair – External Relations
Company: Wayne State University School of Medicine
- Tina Mattinen, Secretary
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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- Christine Fornal, Board Member
Company: St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital
- Leslie Hill, Board Member
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.
- Krystina Borrocci, Board Member
Company: UHY LLP
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.”
- Paul Zaffarano, Board Member
Company: Elite Fence