Ann Raney has worked as a clinician and administrator in community mental health for nearly 30 years. With advanced degrees in social work and religion, she has taught at The University of Chicago, is a graduate of Leadership Evanston, and maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice. Her clinical interests include relational therapy, spirituality, and mindfulness. Her position at Turning Point includes staff supervision and consultation as well as administrative oversight. She believes that all members of the agency team benefit from understanding all aspects of the agency’s mission to provide quality care to the community.
Kelly Schuler has over 20 years of strategic and tactical leadership experience within the healthcare field. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Marquette University. In the role of Chief Operating Officer, Kelly oversees financial activities, administrative staff, and business operations.
Martina Cortez has experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Her areas of expertise include mood disorders, addiction, and anxiety. In addition to her Compliance responsibilities, she also oversees the Intake Department at Turning Point. She also has extensive experience with training and supervising students and clinical staff. She uses a psychodynamic and client-centered approach, with a recovery-oriented focus. She believes that the most important thing she can bring to the therapeutic experience is an empathic and non-judgmental perspective that allows people to feel comfortable and safe. She has more than 13 years of experience in community mental health.
Noy Frial-Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has held various clinical and leadership positions in mental health and substance abuse counseling since 1997. He is a graduate of The National Council for Behavioral Health’s Middle Management Academy, and the Executive Leadership Program. Noy is responsible for the agency’s clinical operations, including the Residential Program, Case Management, Outpatient Therapy, Emergency Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Outpatient Groups, The Living Room at Turning Point, Clinical Training and Supervision for staff and interns, and services under the United States Probation and Pretrial Offices. Noy's clinical interests include managing depression and anxiety, substance abuse, work and life transitions, and improving general mental health. He is particularly sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ and Asian-Pacific Islander communities.
Ronit Peikes, Human Resources Director, manages the Human Resources department at Turning Point and is involved in the hiring of new staff, maintenance of personnel requirements and records, and ensuring compliance with employment-related laws and standards. In her clinical work, she works with adult clients. Her areas of interest and expertise include working with individuals with depression, bipolar disorder, women’s issues, and anxiety, as well as running therapy groups.
Stephanie Bright is our Compliance Coordinator and Intake Team Lead. Her bio will be available shortly.
Abby Hoffmann works as Turning Point's Director of Counseling Services, and is responsible for overseeing and expanding the Outpatient Therapy program, the USPO Program, and supports the CCO in managing the Intern Clinical Training Program. Abby is trained in marriage and family therapy from Northwestern University, which has provided her with an integrative and systemic orientation to treatment with individuals, couples, families, and children. Some of her clinical interests include working with couples, providing assistance with parenting issues, and improving the quality of parent-child relationships.
Jennifer Sultz has over 25 years of experience working with Chicago non-profits in executive leadership positions involving administration, development and event coordination. Her responsibilities include oversight of Turning Point’s development efforts including marketing and community outreach and all aspects of fundraising. She has a strong background in the arts and is a graduate of Grinnell College where she serves as an alumni volunteer.
Joe Bates is our Billing and Client Services Coordinator. He has many years of experience in the mental health billing field.
Melissa Iavarone is our Open Access Coordinator and Preceptor. Her clinical work involves seeing adolescents as well as adults. She is very proud to be a part of the Turning Point Team. Melissa received her BA in psychology, and then went on to earn her Master of Social Work while working as a case manager at Turning Point. She believes in an environment filled with empathy, compassion and communication. She strives to be a strong advocate for the individuals we serve.
Alexis King, Residential and ARCHES Program Coordinator, has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Studies with an emphasis in family social services from Northern Illinois University. Alexis has experience in working as a Case Manager and working with clients in residential programs to promote their independence. She is passionate and dedicated to the field of social services and mental health.
Julie Rooney, Director of Group Programming and Clinical Support Services, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 18 years of experience treating couples, families, and individuals. She is trained as a Marriage and Family therapist by Arizona State University, which provided her with a systemic and integrative approach to psychotherapy. Since 2015, Julie has worked in management roles at Turning Point and was the Groups Program Coordinator from 2017 to 2021. In addition to her clinical and management roles, she has provided clinical supervision to interns as well as clinical staff and is passionate about providing the highest quality supervision to her supervisees. In her clinical work, Julie utilizes a strengths-based, client-centered approach to support her clients in achieving their individual goals, fueled by a belief that we all possess the ability to change our stories and live the lives we desire. Julie’s clinical interests include women’s issues, parenting, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trauma recovery, and couples and family therapy.
Marie Shebeck, Crisis Program Coordinator, has a decade of experience working in various social service settings, particularly with immigrant populations. She is bilingual in French and English languages. Marie's interests include integrated care, mindfulness, vicarious and complex trauma work, and the immigrant experience.
Rayna Trayanova, Office and Facilities Manager, manages the support staff and works with all clinical staff. She also manages facilities needs and has been the primary contact for multiple large-scale construction projects on-site. She is fluent in Bulgarian and has some knowledge of Russian and Serbian.