Turning Point operates under the direction of a Board of Directors. Board members share a commitment to the mission and vision of the organization and provide oversight, fiscal accountability, and community leadership.
Mr. Clarke is a versatile business executive with expertise in all areas of corporate, legal and administrative affairs. He specializes in businesses undergoing major transitions, including mergers and acquisitions, business integration, strategic planning, litigation management, corporate governance and more. He currently serves as Senior Vice President / Corporate Development and Strategy at Veolia North America, where he previously was Executive Vice President - Business Support. He has also served as Senior Vice President for Business Integration for Aegion Corporation, and a Partner at Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather and Geraldson.
Mr. Roberts retired from his position as compliance officer at Maryville Academy, a non-profit child and family welfare agency, in June of 2017. Previously, he served for 30 years in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as an assistant state’s attorney. Randy has concentrated his legal practice for most of his career in Illinois criminal, juvenile and child welfare law. He also has obtained a certification in healthcare compliance. Randy received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Loyola University of Chicago. He has served for 18 years as an elected village trustee for the Village of Skokie. He and his wife Margy, have been Skokie residents for over 30 years and are the proud parents of three young adults, Elizabeth, Kevin and Sarah.
Mr. Corr is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Byline Bank. He has been with Byline Bank, formerly First Bank & Trust, since 2002, providing financing solutions for small to mid-sized businesses throughout Chicagoland, while working to strengthen community roots by building and preserving relationships with not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce board of directors and past President and longtime board member of the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston. He has an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
Ms. Kray spent over 40 years providing human resource communication consulting to over 100 organizations. In 2019, she retired to start the next chapter of her life. She has an MBA in Human Resources Management and is a long-time resident of Skokie.
Ms. Anthony recently retired from the Skokie Public Library after serving as Director for 31 years. She is a consultant to public libraries in assessment, program development, and leadership. She is a Past President of the Public Library Association and the Illinois Library Association and also a past Chair of the Illinois State Library Advisory Committee. She currently serves on the Board of the Illinois Literacy Foundation. In the community, she is a past President of the Skokie Valley Rotary Club and continues to be active with Rotary. She is Vice President of the Skokie Community Foundation and a representative of the Public Library Association to the International Federation of Library Associations. She is a member of the IFLA Standing Committee for Metropolitan Libraries. Ms. Anthony is a past President of the Women's Board of the (then) Rush North Shore Hospital and also served on the Board of the North Suburban Health Care Foundation.
Ms. Devakiamma is a dynamic, transformational leader in technology strategy and execution. She specializes in people leadership, culture change, driving digitization through technology integration, building high performing teams and developing diverse talent. She currently serves as a Senior Director at CVS Health leading the technology strategy, and delivery of Aetna Commercial insurance portfolio. She also served as a Senior Technology Leader for digital transformation at Discover Financial Services and Nielsen. She has the enthusiasm, experience, strong technology foundation, and the ability to thoughtfully lay out the vision, and execution to bring success to any organization.
Mr. Holtz is the owner and lead developer for the Holtz Group/5207 Inc. and has been building websites for over two decades. Scott is one of the owners of North Branch Yoga in downtown Skokie. Scott has served on the board of the Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie (IMODS), Skokie Chamber of Commerce board and the Downtown Skokie Alliance. He is co-founder and co-host of the weekly 'It's Skokie' podcast. Recently, Scott moved back to Chicago and joined the Rogers Park Business Alliance.
Dr. Hughes, a school psychologist and a licensed clinical professional counselor, is an associate professor of School Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she also serves in an adjunct position for the International Psychology program. She is president of Bridging Cultures Inc., an organization dedicated to facilitating diversity and cultural transition challenges for school communities. She has served as a longstanding board member and previous president of the north suburban chapter of NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). An active member of the noon Rotary Club of Wilmette, she serves as chair of the international committee.
Diana Juarez has served as Director of the Niles Township Schools’ English Language Learner Parent Center since 2013, helping immigrant parents of all backgrounds to help their children through a better understanding of the education and health systems. As the daughter of immigrants herself, she was in the first generation to attend college and received her degrees in Communication and Linguistics. She is a life-long resident of Chicago and lives with her husband in Edgewater.
Mr. Kaplan is a Partner at Porte Brown LLC. He specializes in family owned businesses and not for profit audit preparations, in which he works closely with clients to ensure that they comply with federal and state regulatory requirements. He is currently a member of the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club and the Kevin Kaplan Foundation, and has served on the Board of the Evanston Mental Health Association.
Dr. Occhipinti held a faculty position for over 21 years with St. Joseph Hospital and Northwestern University Family Medicine Residency. Currently she maintains private counseling and consulting practices. She has worked with a variety of educational and non-profit organizations, as well as, for-profit businesses. Her areas of specialization include trainer and coach in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness for Peak Performance (mPEAK), professional and leadership development, change in the workplace, and stress management.
Mr. Smith is Director of Digital Marketing Strategy and Business Development for Harland Clarke, Inc. where he and his team of strategists develop and execute digital marketing programs for financial services organizations. He has served in a number of consulting, product management and business development roles for companies providing digital marketing, supply chain and logistics management solutions. He has an MBA in Finance & Marketing and has prior experience in non-profit Board membership. Vince and his wife Nancy are the parents of two young adults, Lauren and Rachael and are long-term residents of Deerfield, Illinois.