Lifetime Achievement Award


Turning Point is delighted to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Ann Fisher Raney, AM, LCSW has been recognized with the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter.

Raney has worked as a clinician and administrator in community mental health for nearly 30 years. She has served as Chief Executive Officer of Turning Point Behavioral Health in Skokie since 2001.

“I’m humbled by this honor,” said Raney. “Having the opportunity to work in community mental health has given me an opportunity to serve and grow in surprising and challenging ways. Working with my colleagues at Turning Point has allowed me to witness compassion and skill in action every day. I look forward to continuing this shared work.”

Under Raney’s leadership, Turning Point launched a Living Room crisis respite program helping 98% of its clients avoid hospital visits, doubled the physical size of the agency which led to a significant growth in services, established an annual town hall meeting with local and state legislators which is now in its 22nd year, and expanded to a second Living Room in neighboring Evanston opening this summer.

With advanced degrees in social work and religion, Raney has taught at The University of Chicago and maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice. She is a graduate of Leadership Evanston, a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, and she has a certificate in Leadership Arts from the Graham School at the University of Chicago. She was selected for the 2014 Executive Leadership Program by the National Council for Behavioral Health. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board for the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health and serves on the Board of Impact Grants Chicago.

For more information on the National Association of Social Workers and on this year’s award recipients, please click HERE.


About Turning Point: Turning Point Behavioral Health is a non-profit outpatient mental health center serving children and adults, with a mission to provide “solid support, when and where you need it most.” Each year, Turning Point provides approximately 28,000 service hours to 1,400 children and adults from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, approximately 90% of whom are low income. Located in Skokie, Turning Point was honored with the 2017 Excellence in Mental Health Award from the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, the 2015 Impact Award for Excellence in Behavioral Healthcare Management from the National Council for Behavioral Health, the 2017 Public Health Partners of Excellence Award from the Skokie Health Department and Board of Health, and the 2021 Skokie Business of the Year Award.