We are a ‘hands on” board committed to providing a safe, secure and private environment for our staff and residents. We have a passion for recovery and love for our residents and staff who inspire us in countless ways. Our purpose is to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of The Turning Point Home so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.
Current Board of Directors
- Timothy S. Lucey, President
- Jo Ann Zawacki, Vice President
- Blair Brownyard, Secretary
- Sylvia Carr, Treasurer
- Peter W. Lind, Director
- Karen Ryman-Riley, President Emeritus
Major responsibilities of directors*:
- Organizational leadership and advisement
- Organization of the board of directors, officers, and committees
- Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
- Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
- Oversight of program planning and evaluation
- Personnel evaluation and staff development
- Review of organizational and programmatic reports
- Promotion of the organization
- Relationship building
- Fundraising and outreach
*Members of the board share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of The Turning Point Home.
Length of term: Three years, which may be renewed pending approval of the board.
Meetings and time commitment:
- The board of directors meets on the third Monday of the month, 7:00 p.m., at The Turning Point Home. Meetings typically last 90 minutes. When the third Monday falls on a holiday the board will meet on the following Monday.
- Committees of the board typically meet an average of four times per year, subject to their respective work agenda.
- Board members are asked to attend two to three special events or meetings per year, as they are determined.
- Special events include the Butterfly Banquet and Spaghetti Dinner fundraisers and the Board Dinner in December in lieu of the regular board meeting.
Expectations of directors:
- Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able, to include major fundraising events.
- Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
- Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by The Turning Point Home’s mission, objectives, and programs.
- Help communicate and promote The Turning Point Home mission and programs to the community.
- Become familiar with The Turning Point Home’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
- Understand the policies and procedures of The Turning Point Home.
- Financially support The Turning Point Home through philanthropic leadership by making a self determined, personally significant annual contribution, in a manner commensurate with one’s ability.