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Staff & Board

The strength of Turning Point of Lehigh Valley has always been the commitment of its staff and volunteers. We nurture a culture of excellence that attracts the best and brightest people in our community. Our staff and Board members are passionate about our mission and deeply committed to making a positive and lasting difference in the lives of the people we support.

TPLV Staff

Lori Sywensky
Executive Director

Linda Thomas
Assistant Director

Nina McCarthy
Director of Operations

Andrea Search
Director of Advancement

Daisy Rivera
Safe House Director

Miriam Rivera
Counseling Director

Marlena Flora
Legal Advocacy Director

Mary McKenna
Children's Advocacy Director

If you are interested in being considered for a seat on the Board of Directors, please click here to find our Board Recruitment Assessment.

TPLV Board of Directors

Lisa Pammer

Lisa Pammer, President 

Controller, Piramal Critical Care 

"Domestic violence affects millions, both men and women of every race. After learning about the impact Turning Point has had on survivors’ lives I knew this was the right organization for me. No matter who we are or where we are we are capable of making change. The staff at Turning Point are committed to providing comprehensive services and support to assist those seeking that change. I wanted to be involved with such an important mission."

Sheila Ketterer

Sheila Ketterer, Vice President 

Owner, Three Bees Quilting, LLC 

"I have seen the impact of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse on close friends and loved ones who did not have somewhere to go for help. I want to be able to make a difference and help provide a solution for survivors."

Kim Laurito

Kim Laurito, Treasurer

American Bank, VP/Controller 

"Turning Point’s mission is one that is near and dear to my heart. It’s great to know that an organization as wonderful as Turning Point is a part of our community, providing an incredible support system to those in need of their services."

Deb Cummins-Stellato

Deb Cummins-Stellato, Secretary 

Owner and President of The Think Good Company 

"I have been champion for intimate partner abuse for over 30 years. I worked on college campuses for many years and served as a victim advocate. I have personally been affected by this issue having experienced emotional abuse in a former relationship. I am proud to support this organization and its mission."

Danielle N. Adams

Danielle N. Adams 

Owner, QueenSuite Coaching

"I am an advocate for human rights and civil liberties. I am passionate about Turning Point because of its leadership, its staff and the people we serve. Providing security and hope for a brighter tomorrow and abundant opportunities makes what we do an honor and a privilege. "


Cheryl Arndt, PhD

Cheryl Arndt, PhD 

Muhlenberg College, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

"It is very satisfying to know that we are helping people who are trying very hard to help themselves and their families. I am proud of the way the staff and leadership of Turning Point work with survivors to address many complex needs, including overcoming stigma and trauma."


Juliana Bolivar 

Juliana Bolivar 

Small Business Consultant & Entrepreneur

"Domestic violence is a real issue in the world. One of three woman suffer abuse from their partner and I was of them. Knowing that I always had a strong support system and it still felt like my life was over, kept me thinking about how it feels for women who don’t. Being able to walk in the shoes of a survivor encouraged me to support Turning Point, as the staff was key to my own process. It is definitely an opportunity to give back to the people that truly care."

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David Gilgoff

New board member! Bio and picture coming soon.

Robin M. Kulesa

Robin M. Kulesa

Lehigh Valley Public Media, Director of Membership

"As a child, I was taught to help others who were unable to help themselves. As an adult, through personal experience, I became very much aware of what Turning Point stood for and the services they provide. Turning Point is one of those organizations who not only helps those who cannot help themselves, but empowers individuals by rebuilding mind, body, soul and providing the tools needed to make a lasting change for an “abuse free” life. They embrace each person as an individual regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or otherwise, and are instrumental in rebuilding self-worth and self-confidence, something that is not easy to do. Each and every person who walks through their doors has a face and a name that is never forgotten, even long after they have left. Passion comes from doing something you believe in and love. Paying it forward, being able to help support someone in need or make a change in their life is big to me."

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 Paul Mazzucco

New board member! Bio and picture coming soon.

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Jennifer Moore

New board member! Bio and picture coming soon.


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Peter Nickischer

New board member! Bio and picture coming soon.

Lauren Wieser

Lauren Wieser 

Concannon Miller & Co., Senior Staff Accountant

"I am passionate about Turning Point because they go above and beyond to help our community every day. Turning Point provides people with a safe and welcoming place to go, and that is something every person deserves to have. I am both proud and excited to be part of this amazing organization."  

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Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 797-0530

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