Meet a Board Member!
Turning Point is pleased to continue its Spotlight Series featuring the members of our wonderful Board of Directors! This week, we interview Board Member Marge Kray --
Marge, how long have you been a Board member at Turning Point and what first inspired you to become involved at Turning Point?
I’ve served on the Board for 17 years. I’ve always been interested in Psychology and I was interested in working on a non-profit Board. Luckily those two interests came together with Turning Point at the perfect time. It was kismet.
Could you tell us a little about your background?
I was born in Poland and came to Chicago when I was 6. I’ve lived in the Chicago area since I first came here.
What field have you worked in? Could you tell us a little about your work and professional history?
Although retired now, I worked in Human Resource Communications Consulting for over 40 years.
Any activities that have lifted your spirits during the pandemic?
Walking, tennis, and golf (when it’s a little warmer). Activities with a few others outside has really helped me as have my cats who are real cuddlers.
Any book you've recently read or movie/TV show seen that you would recommend?
The “All Creatures Great and Small” books by James Herriott. The books are based on his true experiences as a country vet in Yorkshire. They are really funny and speak to a kinder time. Good way to de-stress before bed.
What do you find most rewarding about serving on the Turning Point Board?
Feeling that I’m doing something so worthwhile and useful. Over the years, I’ve seen so much progress in the organization. It’s wonderful to be part of that evolution and growth.
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ABOUT TURNING POINT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE CENTER, established in 1969, is a non-profit outpatient mental health center, serving children and adults, with a mission to provide “solid support, when you need it most.” Each year, Turning Point serves approximately 1,300 children and adults from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, approximately 90% of whom are low income. Located in Skokie and recognized as a leader in innovation and community support, 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, and the 2017 Public Health Partners of Excellence Award from the Skokie Health Department and Board of Health, in recognition of exceptional contributions to the health of Skokie.