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are at risk of homelessness or who are homeless
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Management Staff

Adell Erozer

Executive Director

Joining Turning Points after spending 17 years living abroad, Adell brings a global perspective to the challenges of helping the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless. She is a resourceful and enthusiastic advocate for the invisible people of Manatee County. Adell is married to Dr. Savas Erozer, and they share their home with Joie, their smart and adorable rescue dog. If you ever want a great story, ask about whitewater rafting in Nepal.

Francisco Enriquez

Director of Operations

Frank is eager to serve the community after retiring with 20 years of service in the Army. He is a Brooklyn NY native and a recent Florida resident but has lived all over the world. He follows all sports (except golf) and has really enjoyed following and being involved with the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Buccaneers. But, hailing from NYC, Frank is a true New York fan – with the Yankees, Giants and the Rangers being his favorites!

Cheryl Hedger

Director of Volunteer Services

Cheryl started as an Americorps / VISTA volunteer but now is the Volunteer Coordinator at Turning Points. She has been a community activist for most of her life, living her belief that the world can be a better place. A grandmother of 8, she is determined to show what dedication to service can do for her community. If you ever get a dinner invitation from Cheryl, don’t turn it down – she owned a restaurant and is an outstanding organic chef.

Beverly Hill

Open Door Resource Center Manager

Beverly’s professional background includes program development, implementation and evaluation in Community Health & Wellness, education and nonprofit leadership. She believes that human health, wellness and safety are basic human rights and that everyone is deserving of achieving them to the best of their ability, which is what she strives to help clients achieve through her work with Turning Points. Beverly is a naturalist at heart and enjoys spending time in Nature and volunteering for wildlife rescue and humanitarian aid causes.

Margi Dawson

Director of Development

Margi is a Trenton, New Jersey, native and must have gained her love of history from being surrounded by important sites from the Revolutionary War. Margi spent most of her career in corporate retail and made the switch to non-profit work a few years past. She LOVES the environment surrounding non-profit work and in helping people in need AND making this world a better place. Margi and her husband share their home with their young English Bulldog, Bruce Wayne. Or is it the other way around?

Maria Rodriguez

Director of Program Services

Maria was born in the Bronx, NY, and is of Puerto Rican and Colombian descent, so she is fluent in Spanish. She is a Retired U.S. Army Commissioned Officer, Military Police Corp and is a member of several local veterans groups. She was even a Semi-Finalist in Ms. Veteran America 2019! She LOVES, LOVES, LOVES Books!! And LOVES the mountains, camping, and swimming. But Maria’s first loves are her children – 6 in all – one of whom recently gave her the honor of becoming a grandma.

Sue Westcott

Clinic Administrator

Hailing from Philadelphia PA, Sue has been in the social service sector her entire career, including a 20 year stint with Planned Parenthood as the Director of Patient Services. She has also served as the Executive Director of ALSO Youth, a local LGBTQ organization. An avid animal lover, she has 4 rescued babies, 3 dogs and a cat, Benny. Fun facts about her: Her father has written 25+ books on Philadelphia sports and her brother in law was a director on Game of Thrones! Ask her about her awesome kids, Samantha and Harrison, and make sure you have plenty of time to hear her brag…

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Donations from people like you ensure our organization is able to continue helping single mothers, the elderly, families, youth aging out of foster care, domestic violence victims, the disabled, and others attain housing and related services.