Kathleen Cramer

Executive Director

Kathleen is the new Executive Director of Turning Points. She brings 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience and a wealth of knowledge in team building, community engagement, fundraising and planned giving to the organization. Most recently, she served as a licensed financial advisor with a Fortune 300 not-for-profit org. She is originally from Michigan but has lived all over the US. She and her husband, a retired Navy Veteran, are  new to Manatee/Sarasota. They are adjusting well to Florida with their 2 kittens and 1 dog.

Kathleen’s email is kcramer@tpmanatee.org

Margi Dawson

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 2 young English Bulldogs, Bruce Wayne & Harvey Dent. Or is it the other way around?

Francisco Enriquez

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!

Andy Guyre

Data Manager

Andy is a Marion, Indiana native who has been involved in social services in Manatee County since 1998. He has also spent time in Chicago doing immigration related work. He has extensive knowledge in non-profit contracts and Florida’s public assistance eligibility. He is a career public servant having worked in government positions at the federal, state, and local level in positions to serve the most vulnerable citizens.

Tina Juillerat

Senior Director of Impact

Tina is no stranger to the Turning Points family – she has been a volunteer for 2 ½ years in various lead roles. Before Turning Points, Tina worked for 25 years in management consulting, helping clients with large project management, process improvement, system implementation, organization design, data/analytics, team effectiveness, and innovation projects, while also leading several consulting firm operations.

Tina is originally from Ohio and enjoys traveling and outdoor adventures, running, watching basketball and football, and reading nerdy books.

Alfonso Peralta

Director of Clinical Services

Rafael Alfonso Peralta, MD, MBA, is a multifaceted professional with a diverse background in medicine, business, and entrepreneurship. With a foundation in healthcare as a Medical Doctor and an additional dimension in business with an MBA, Alfonso has leveraged his expertise to pioneer two successful companies from inception.

As the founder of WordDoc Translations and Global Safety Management, now rebranded as TotalSDS, Alfonso has demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership prowess. These ventures reflect his commitment to innovation and excellence in providing essential services to diverse industries.

Alfonso’s journey exemplifies a fusion of medical expertise, business acumen, and a drive for impactful entrepreneurship, making him a dynamic force in both the healthcare and business sectors.

James R. Cardwell II

Community Resource Manager

James, the Community Resource Manager, is a seasoned senior-level executive with over 25 years of experience in education, corporate training, workforce development, and program development. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role, having held impactful positions in various organizations where he consistently achieved impressive outcomes in areas such as student achievement, operational efficiency, and partnership building. 

James holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Technical Writing and Sociology from George Mason University. James resides in Manatee County with his wife and is committed to giving back to his community.

 His motto, “If you stay humble, treat everyone with respect, and give back to your community, you will have a full and successful life,” reflects his values and approach to both his personal and professional endeavors.

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his place is great for people who need help or are going through rough times, they can help with food stamps, clothing, showers, food (to take home for those who have a home, or a meal Mon-Fri), they have computers available to use, they also have housing assistance for those who qualify. There is also a lot more that they do, this place helped me so much when I had nowhere to go.
Justin Balser
Went to the One Stop Center and Turning Points today for a tour of the facility - was excellent and informative - if interested, make an appointment - takes about an hour and well worth the time to see all that is going on there - there were clients in all areas - the place was a beehive of activity - a wonderful facility for our community and one of the top in the country - highly recommend checking it out.
Sue Wait
Turning points is so awesome. Without them I would not have a wonderful home for my family and I.
Tammi Wallin
I volunteered at the Stand Down held in Palmetto on Nov. 1st. I was so impressed with the services available for the all those in need. There was a separate building just for veterans. I was in that building and saw how they helped the men and women with any paperwork. They serviced breakfast to all and had a bounce house for children. I give this organization an A+.
Sally Helmbrecht

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