Who We Are

Board and Staff

Administrative Staff

Alena Taylor
​Executive Director
715-425-6751, ext. 101
alenat@turningpoint-wi.org

Amy Berg, CFRE
Development Director
715-425-6751, ext. 102
amyb@turningpoint-wi.org

Program Staff


Haley Konsela
Legal Services Coordinator
715-425-6751
haleyk@turningpoint-wi.org


Chayse Ludowese
Child and Youth Services Coordinator
715-425-6751
chaysel@turningpoint-wi.org


Katie Ryan Niznik, MA
Sexual Assault Services Director 
715-425-6751, ext. 104
katier@turningpoint-wi.org


Samantha Pierson
Client Services Coordinator
715-425-6751
samanthap@turningpoint-wi.org



Thursday Night Support Group Facilitator
Tuni

Crisis Services Support Staff

Amber

Jenn

Kit

Payton

Sydney

Tasha

 

 

Second Chances Thrift Store

 

Whitney Blank
Second Chances Thrift Store
Retail Manager
715-426-5463

 

Second Chances Retail Associates:

Bella

Jay

Julia

 

 


Board of Directors

Don Stovall
Interim President

Professor, School Psychology Program; University of Wisconsin River Falls

 

Krista Herum
Interim Treasurer

Accountant at Thorsen, Breidinger, & Novak, P.A.

 

Dori Marty
Secretary

Director of Grants/Resource Development at WITC

 

Ashley Burt
Director of Care Group Communications
HealthPartners

 

Cheryl Emerson
Community Volunteer

 

Edna Grotjahn-Early
Community Volunteer

 

Kristin Jepson
Insurance Agent
State Farm Insurance River Falls

 

Michelle Johnson
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

 

Mike Metro
Owner
Metro Health and Fitness Studio

 

Senator Patty Schachtner
(Honorary, Non-Voting Board Member)
Wisconsin State Senate, 10th District; and St. Croix County Medical Examiner

 

Carrie Torgersen, MD
Family Practice Physician
Allina Medical Clinic, River Falls