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 Michael Corr --
Michael, how long have you been a Board member at Turning Point and what first inspired you to become involved at Turning Point?
I have been working with Turning Point in some capacity for nearly 17 years and I believe I’ve been on the Board for over 7 years. Even before becoming a board member I was drawn to the mission of Turning Point. Addressing mental health issues is one of the most essential and critical issues of our time.
Could you tell us a little about your background?
I grew up in Wilmette and have lived in Evanston with my wife and sons, ages 9 and 11 for over 5 years. I attended high school at Loyola Academy, undergrad at Miami University (Ohio), and graduate school at Northwestern University – Kellogg.
What field have you worked in? Could you tell us a little about your work and professional history?
I have worked at community banks my entire career. I am currently the Manager of Business Banking for Inland Bank & Trust. Serving the small business and non-profit communities has always been a primary focus.
Any activities that have lifted your spirits during the pandemic?
Skating on the backyard ice rink with kids has been a great winter pandemic activity. We also got a pandemic puppy, Coco. A heavenly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who lifts all our spirits on a daily basis.
Any book you've recently read or movie/TV show seen that you would recommend?
Beartown by Frederik Bachman is about a junior hockey team in a small struggling town in Sweden. It is a great book with well-developed characters dealing with very real and serious challenges. On the lighter side, Cobra Kai has been a blast to watch with the family. Also special mention to the tv show Ted Lasso – very funny.
What do you find most rewarding about serving on the Turning Point Board?
Any contribution I can make, whether financial or in service is rewarding because I know it is going to an organization that is passionate and effective in delivering essential services.
Anything else you would like to share with our community, Michael?
I would like to thank the Turning Point team for everything they do. They are making the world a better place, and we certainly need all of that we can get during these difficult times.
(Photo by Genie Lemieux-Jordan)
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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.