About us

Get to know more about TurningPoint,
our team and our mission.

TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that improves the quality of life for individuals impacted by breast cancer by providing and advocating for specialized, evidence-based rehabilitation while reducing socioeconomic, racial, cultural, and geographic barriers to care. 

We are a TurningPoint

TurningPoint was created to address a gap in breast cancer rehabilitation services for both the physical and emotional aspects of recovery. It’s our mission to improve survivors’ quality of life, advocate for evidence-based rehabilitation and minimize various barriers to care. This means that TurningPoint can provide services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. We’re deeply passionate about helping all breast cancer survivors thrive and get back to doing the things they enjoy.

How TurningPoint makes a difference

Meet our team

Our team is dedicated to supporting patients with breast cancer in a compassionate and caring environment. TurningPoint’s team is highly trained, experienced and understands the many difficulties that breast cancer survivors face. Some have even gone through breast cancer themselves. Others have walked alongside loved ones during their breast cancer journeys.

Leadership team

Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT, FAAOMPT
Program Director and Founder

Jill has extensive experience as a clinician
and educator in the fields of breast cancer rehabilitation, orthopaedic physical therapy and manual therapy. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. She…

Carmelita White, BSHCM
Administrator

Carmelita is an experienced healthcare professional with over 16 years of experience in healthcare leadership and holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management. She attributes her strong work ethic and value of people to her Midwest upbringing as she is a native of…

Mallory Mark, PT, DPT, CLT, CES
Clinical Director

Mallory received her B.S. in Health Science from the University of Dayton in 2014 and is a 2016 graduate of Chatham University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Following graduation, Mallory worked in an inpatient rehabilitation setting with both the neurologic and oncology…

Clinical team

Carrie Kozel, PT, DPT, CLT, CES
Senior Physical Therapist

Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from The University of Georgia and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of North Georgia. Prior to joining TurningPoint, she was involved in research in women’s health and worked in…

Janae Finley, PT, DPT, CLT, CES
Physical Therapist

Janae received a BS in Exercise Science from Georgia State University in 2008 and graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2012. Following graduation, she worked as an orthopedic physical therapist for 6 years and came to TurningPoint Breast cancer…

Hannah Afify, PT, DPT, CLT, CES
Physical Therapist

Hannah obtained a BA in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The George Washington University in 2017. She started her PT career at an outpatient clinic in Decatur, GA where she…

Jessica Waterman, PT, DPT, CLT, CES
Physical Therapist

Jessica has more than twelve years of experience in the field of women’s health, oncology and orthopedics. Jessica graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. She then continued her education at Duke University…

Kathryn Olive, PT, DPT, CLT
Physical Therapist

Kathryn graduated with her B.S. in Health & Exercise Science from Wake Forest University in 2007 and went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010.  Prior to joining TurningPoint in 2021, Kathryn spent ten years working in a…

Allison Brazelton, PTA, BS, CLT, CES
Physical Therapist Assistant

Allison received her Bachelors of Science degree from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. Following her degree from Murray State Allison obtained her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Daymar Institute in Clarksville, Tennessee. Following graduation Allison and her husband…

Meera Solomon, LMT, CLT, CES
Oncology Massage Therapist

Meera has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007. She combines her experience working in both spas and clinical settings to provide an experience that blends the best of both worlds, relaxing and therapeutic, safe and effective. Prior to joining the staff at TurningPoint in 2014, Meera provided…

Lisa Barker, LMT
Oncology Massage Therapist

Lisa left the corporate finance world to pursue a vocation that would positively impact the lives of those around her. She is passionate about helping others create a healthy balance in their lives by relieving pain, stress, or providing healing restorative massage. In addition to…

Naynette Kennett, BS, MSW, PHD, LCSW
Counselor

Naynette is a Lecturer at Kennesaw State University in the Department of Social Work and Human Services. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, a Masters of Social Work from California State University…

Lisa Hubbard, RD, LD
Dietitian

Lisa is a registered and licensed dietitian who has been working with TurningPoint since 2011. Originally from Northwest Indiana, Lisa moved to Georgia in 1993 and called it home 26 years. Lisa is a graduate of Purdue University and has been a dietitian for 28 years with 23 of those…

Administrative & Events team

Sandy Moody, CSC
Office Manager

Sandy is originally from Eastern New York. Having family members and friends who have been directly affected by breast cancer, Sandy was thrilled to join the staff at TurningPoint, 9 years ago. Since then, Sandy remains thrilled as she strengthens her knowledge base in support of…

Arelis Cortés
Event Coordinator

Arelis attended Lanier Technical College and earned a certificate in Accounting. After her schooling, Arelis took time to travel and engage in community volunteer work. Born in Puerto Rico, Arelis writes and speaks fluent Spanish which is a great asset for our office. Arelis does…

Emily Schwenk, BHS
Administrative Coordinator

Emily is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she received her Bachelor of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership & Management. Through her education she learned how to be a competent, effective leader working to enact change in health care management and…

Meet our board

Mani Young
Board Chair

Mani is Vice President of Product Management at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She has over 25 years of technical and product expertise in managing complex and high revenue solutions. Her technical proficiencies allow her to look at products in an innovative manner that…

Mike Kozel
Board Vice Chair

Mike serves on TurningPoint’s Marketing and Development and Executive Committee. TurningPoint has been dear to Mike for many years. For 13 years, Mike has chaired golf tournaments to benefit TurningPoint and has raised over $275,000. Volunteering for…

Bob Bachrach, BBA
Governance Vice Chair

Bob serves on the Executive Committee. Bob received his Bachelor of Business Communications from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. As a member of the Atlanta community for more than 35 years, Bob has been active in several organizations…

Barbara Grant, CPA, MST, CVA
Board Treasurer

Barbara serves on the Executive and Finance Committee. Barbara is a Consulting Principal with PYA, P.C., a national CPA firm that specializes in the healthcare industry. With over 30 years of professional experience, Barbara serves hospitals, physician groups, and other…

Thomas P. Smith, BS, MS
Board Secretary

Thomas serves on the Executive and The Pink Affair Committee. Thomas P. Smith is a seasoned public relations and communications practitioner, having worked across multiple industry sectors for more than two decades.  Currently he advises entrepreneurs, along with…

Jason A. Berstein

Jason is a partner and co-chair of the Data Security and Privacy group at the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. His practice focuses on data privacy, technology transactions, and intellectual property. He has an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Vanderbilt University and his…

Marlene DeSimone, BS
Development and Marketing Committee

Marlene is the President of MMD Healthcare Consulting.  As a healthcare consultant, she primarily focuses on commercialization, marketing, patient adherence, engagement and advocacy strategies with biopharmaceutical and medical device companies.  Marlene has…

Thomas Diasio, CPA
Finance Committee

Thomas is a retired Partner of EY for 40 years. He specialized in information systems controls, auditing and security. He is also a CPA.  Currently, he is a consultant for EY working internationally. His former clients included many multinational and international companies. Tom…

John Flagel, CFA

John is a Senior Investment Consultant at Aon. John leads a team of professionals that provides investment consulting services to pension plans, endowments, foundations and defined contribution plans. He works together with clients to build the foundations for…

Dr. Kim Lipscomb, MD
The Pink Affair Committee

Kim, a native of Jacksonville, AL, is a board-certified OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist in private practice at Northside Maternal-Fetal Specialists, an affiliate of Obstetrix Medical Group, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. She specializes in the care of women with high…

Amena Mitchell, MBA, CSM, CSPO
Marketing and Development Committee

Amena is a Management Consultant specializing in Information Technology.  She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, who has resided in the metropolitan Atlanta area for over twenty years. Amena received a BBA from Mercer University, and an MBA from Kennesaw State University…

Sunny Roesel, CPA

Sunny is a Financial Executive and Controller for Greif, Inc., a global manufacturer of industrial packaging.  She has over 25 years of experience in Finance and Accounting in the manufacturing, healthcare, and telecom industries. Sunny earned a BS in Accounting from Auburn…

Pat J. Royak, BS
Finance and Governance

Patricia, CEO of Atlanta-based Royak Consulting, has worked as an innovative global executive for more than 30 years. She collaborates to transform the human capital and platforms of public and private equity owned middle market firms. She has achieved success by recruiting…

Lois Rusco, MBA

Lois has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years.  She has started and operates 3 profitable businesses.  Recently, she sold her virtual office company and is now focusing on charity work.  Lois’ has a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Marketing / Management.  Her background also…

Kathy Smith, BS
Chair of The Pink Affair Committee

Kathy was a founder and former Executive Director of the Leadership Johns Creek program for adult leaders living or working in Johns Creek. Prior to taking on this part-time position in 2009, Kathy worked in the corporate world of technology for 20+ years. When her…

William (Bill) D. Stubblefield, BS, MS

Bill is a former Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Division President of corporations in the U.S. medical equipment and scientific instrument industries. Two of the corporations’ stocks traded on the NASDAQ.  Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree from the…

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