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 Scott Kaplan --
Scott, 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 11 years. I have had family members with mental health issues and that experience inspired me to join Turning Point's Board.
Could you tell us a little about your background?
I was born in Chicago and raised in Skokie and have lived most of my life in the Chicago area.
What field have you worked in? Could you tell us a little about your work and professional history?
I am an accountant with a local public accounting firm. I work with individuals, businesses and non-profits, providing accounting, tax and consulting services.
Any activities that have lifted your spirits during the pandemic?
I've really enjoyed connecting via Zoom with a number of my fraternity brothers who live in other states.
Any book you've recently read or movie/TV show seen that you would recommend?
Love the new show, The Equalizer.
What do you find most rewarding about serving on the Turning Point Board?
Knowing that I am helping such a wonderful organization. I've really enjoyed my time on the Board.
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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.