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New director for Turning Pointe

'It's an honor for me to have the opportunity ...'

Meg Quinlivan is the new executive director of Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center in Shelton.

Quinlivan has been executive director of the YWCA of Kitsap County and Prison Pet Partnership.

In a news release, the nonprofit organization noted Quinlivan has more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership, nonprofit management, fundraising and program development.

"Meg has held leadership positions in similarly focused organizations, but an order of magnitude larger than Turning Pointe; nonprofits with strategic financial and capital development needs to manage on top of complex social service operations," Board Treasurer Matthew Melendez said in a news release. "Her work has always cen-

tered trauma-informed approaches to advocacy and empowerment using a social justice lens to interrupt the cycle of violence in culturally and racially appropriate ways."

In the news release, Quinlivan said, "Over the years, I have had the incredible opportunity to work for organizations that inspire, educate, protect and strengthen communities and it's an honor for me to have the opportunity to help lead Turning Pointe through its next chapter."

For the past few months, Becky Sayan-Ayers was interim executive director. She is the former chairwoman of the group's board of directors.

"Serving Turning Pointe over the last five years has been a true privilege and labor of love," she said in the news release. "I know the future of Turning Pointe is in good hands all the way around with a committed board of directors, new leadership under Meg, such caring and devoted staff, and an amazingly supportive community. Many exciting challenges and opportunities ahead!"


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