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Turning Point offers confidential resources to individuals and families.

Staff & Board

The strength of Turning Point of Lehigh Valley has always been the commitment of its staff and volunteers. Since 1978, Turning Point has worked unceasingly to make our mission a reality — to eliminate domestic and intimate partner abuse in the Lehigh Valley through empowerment, education, and engagement.

Our agency has grown from a group of formerly battered women answering a hotline in their homes, to a nonprofit agency serving victims of domestic violence and their children in the Lehigh and Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania. During our 40-year history, we have served more than 85,000 victims.

Turning Point Staff

Lori Sywensky
Executive Director

Linda Thomas
Assistant Director

Lu Novak
Fiscal Director

Andrea Search
Community Outreach Director

Deisy Rivera
Safe House Director

Nina McCarthy
Operations Director

Miriam Rivera
Counseling Director

Marlena Flora
Legal Advocacy Director

TPLV Board of Directors

  • Lisa Pammer – President
  • Sheila Ketterer – Vice President
  • Thomas Domin – Treasurer
  • Deb Stellato – Secretary
  • Danielle Adams
  • Cheryl Arndt
  • Juliana Bolivar
  • Rev. Donald Hayn
  • Joanna Jaindl
  • Robin Kulesa
  • Kim Laurito
  • Joan Marcus
  • Lauren Wieser


Do you need help? Call our 24 hour Helpline: 1-610-437-3369

444 E. Susquehanna St.
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 797-0530

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