Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT
TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT, FAAOMPT founded TurningPoint in 2003. She is Executive Director of TurningPoint and a breast cancer survivor. She has over 25 years experience in orthopaedic physical therapy and manual therapy and has taught undergraduate and post-graduate physical therapy courses. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Jill is a clinical researcher and has published extensively in journals including Physical Therapy, Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Spine. Jill is a member of the oncology section of the American Physical Therapy Association and has presented locally, nationally and internationally on breast cancer rehabilitation.
Rebekah Wasserman, MPT
Physical Therapist, TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Rebekah Wasserman, MPT, is a physical therapist and certified yoga instructor at TurningPoint. She is a graduate of Clemson University with a BS degree in Zoology and received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University. She worked as a physical therapist with Piedmont Hospital and the Piedmont Arthritis Center for over 10 years. Rebekah is a past board member with the Arthritis Foundation and has been an active community and school volunteer over the past 20 years. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Alliance Theatre, serves as Vice Chair of the Turning Point Board and is active with the Women & Philanthropy branch of The Jewish Federation. Her other volunteer activities have been with Sope Creek Elementary School and Pace Academy. Rebekah and her husband, Mark, have two sons and reside in East Cobb.
Angela Dotson, CPA
Partner, Habif, Arogeti and Wynne, LLP
Angela Dotson, CPA, is a Partner in the Advisory and Business Services Group at Habif, Arogeti and Wynne, LLP. Angela provides tax services to corporations, partnerships and individuals. Angela has extensive experience in working with owners and managers of commercial real estate. She has developed expertise in the not for profit area and growth oriented medium sized businesses. Over her 10 year career, Angela has helped clients resolve issues with the Internal Revenue Service and various state agencies. Angela earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Accounting (concentration in taxation) degrees from the Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Black Accountants. She is active in various civic organizations.
Karen Fortune, CPA/CFF, MACC
Karen Fortune, CPA/CFF, MACC is a partner in IAG Forensics, a Marietta, GA-based CPA firm, specializing in forensic accounting and investigations. Her experience is comprised of both public and private practice, having spent several years in public accounting and serving as a CFO for a biotechnology firm. She possesses extensive experience in financial reporting, auditing of both public and private companies, addressing complex accounting issues, evaluating and designing internal controls, and performing corporate investigations. An experienced public speaker, Karen has authored many articles on accounting and fraud-related topics. Karen earned her B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Florida’s Fisher School of Accounting. She also earned a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Florida in 1992. She holds a Certificate in Financial Forensics from the AICPA.
Kathy L. Smith, BA
Executive Director, Leadership Johns Creek
Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce
Kathy L. Smith is the Executive Director of the Leadership Johns Creek program for the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce. Prior to taking on this part-time position in 2009, Kathy had worked in the corporate world, was a stay-at-home mom and full-time “volunteer”. Whether she was helping out in her son’s classroom, assisting his Scout pack/troop or serving on the local and state PTA, Kathy loved “being involved”. For the past 11 years Kathy has enjoyed assisting her sorority alumnae chapter in funding the fight against breast cancer. Since 2002 the members of the Zeta Tau Alpha North Fulton Link Alumnae Chapter have hosted an annual fundraiser, entitled The Pink Affair. Kathy received a BS in Business Administration from The University of Tennessee. She has one son and resides in Johns Creek, GA.
Andrew Riepe, BA
Crown Tenant Advisors
Andrew has spent his entire commercial real estate career focused exclusively on representing the interests of healthcare tenants. He has built his company, Crown Tenant Advisors, by concentrating exclusively on his clients’ interests in an unbiased manner. Having worked at large national commercial real estate firms prior to starting his own company, his skill sets have been formed both in a corporate setting and an entrepreneurial environment. Prior to a career in real estate, Andrew was a professional baseball player in the Boston Red Sox minor league system, and college baseball coach at Davidson College and Emory University. Andrew graduated from Wake Forest University and resides in Atlanta with his wife and three children.
Angie Dumler, CFP
Angie Dumler, CFP, is a Partner on a Wealth Advisory team at Morgan Stanley, working for 8 years handling client relationships, business development and proactive management of the financial planning process. Angie started her career in the not for profit world with a position at a Historic Preservation Organization in Boston. Her passion for community service extends across a range of age groups and organizations. Angie’s interest in TurningPoint comes from recently supporting her mother through diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer with the knowledge that her maternal grandmother and great grandmother were both survivors of the disease. Angie graduated Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology from Saint Lawrence University in Northern New York. Angie, her husband John, and daughters Sarah and Isabella reside in Sandy Springs.
Theron Jones, DMD, MPP
Dentist and Owner, Sandtown Family Dentistry
Dr. Theron Jones, DMD, MPP is a dentist in his own practice, Sandtown Family Dentistry in South Atlanta. Theron is a member of the Emory College Alumni Board and a Board Member of Kudos foundation that helps underprivileged youth work towards achieving their goal of entering healthcare professions. He has worked with the American Cancer Society in the past on an Oral Cancer Initiative in Massachusetts. He graduated from Emory University with his undergraduate degree, Medical College of Georgia with Doctor of Dental Medicine and has a master of Public Policy in Health Policy from UCLA. He is currently enrolled in an MBA program part-time at Georgia State University. Theron is married and has a 4 year old daughter.
Dr. Kim Lipscomb McDaniel, MS, MD
Dr. Kim Lipscomb McDaniel, MS, MD, 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 risk and complicated pregnancies and serves populations of women in greater Atlanta and surrounding cities, as well as remotely via telemedicine. Her professional interests include prenatal diagnosis, antepartum testing, quality of care improvement; as well as exercise, nutrition and wellness in pregnancy.
Prior to joining her current practice in 2006, she spent 10 years as full-time associate faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, serving as division chief of Maternal-Fetal medicine at UCLA Olive View Medical Center. She is currently a standing member of the Quality Improvement and Perinatal Services committee for the department of OB/GYN at Northside Hospital, where she leads in setting policies and standards for the Women's Center. She is the current chair of the Northside Hospital Professional Relations committee. Her social and community service, as well as philanthropy, focuses on areas of women's health and empowerment, children, education and the arts.
A family and personal experience with breast cancer drives her passion to educate women about early breast cancer detection, as well as educate and support breast cancer patients through treatment and healing. Her personal experience with TurningPoint was essential to her recovery and return to normal activities. Dr. Lipscomb McDaniel obtained her medical degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She completed her OB/GYN residency and her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at LAC/USC Women's Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. She resides in Atlanta, is married and has a teenage daughter.
Ann Fort, JD
Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP
Intellectual Property Practice Group
Ann Fort, JD is a Partner in Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and a seasoned litigator involved in complex civil matters. Ann Fort has protected the intellectual property rights of numerous clients in the United States and abroad. Her comprehensive experience encompasses patent infringement, licensing disputes, trade secret protection and unfair competition. In addition to trying cases in both federal and state courts, Ann works toward alternative dispute resolution, when feasible, and has represented clients in arbitrations and mediations. With a focus on the technology industry, Ann’s work has included cases involving medical information systems, interactive television program guides, computer network security and pharmaceuticals. She also represents insurers and financial services businesses in a wide range of disputes. Ann, who serves as chair of Sutherland’s Electronic Discovery Committee, also advises businesses on electronic discovery preparedness and the management of electronically stored information. An active leader in Sutherland’s pro bono program, Ann recently achieved clemency for a pro bono client on death row. She represented him for more than 11 years before he was ultimately granted clemency just hours before execution in April 2008. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of pro bono legal service and about this experience, in particular. Ann received her Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, and her JD from University of Virginia School of Law.
Shakita Chester, BA, MBA
Vice President, Wells Fargo
Shakita Chester, a relationship manager in the Professional Service Group with Wells Fargo Bank. Shakita works in a financial service advisory capacity banking healthcare practices in the SE. Shakita has over 10 years experience in financial services utilizing a consultative approach to structure overall strategies to fulfill complex objectives for High Net Worth clients, healthcare and corporate relationships. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Clark Atlanta University and her MBA in Finance from University of Maryland. She is affiliated with numerous nonprofit organizations in the area. Shakita currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
John Guzowski, CPA
Managing Partner, Abacus Advisors LLC
John Guzowski, CPA, is Managing Partner of Abacus Advisors. Abacus Advisors provides outsourced accounting and business consulting services to law firms and medical practices. He has extensive experience in providing financial and advisory services in the healthcare, telecom and technology industries. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a BS in Accounting, he worked with public accounting firms including Deloitte & Touche. He has served as the Treasurer of Hands on Atlanta and a teacher of courses on non-profit accounting at the Non-Profit Resource Center.
Ryan K. Owens, JD
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
DS Waters of America, Inc.
Ryan K. Owens, JD has been with DS Waters since it’s founding in 2004. DS Waters is one of the nation’s largest providers of bottled water delivery, office coffee service and water filtration systems, with over 5,400 employees and a national distribution in both retail and home and office delivery channels. He is responsible for all legal affairs of the company, including strategic transactions, litigation management, employment and real property matters, distributor and vendor relationships, intellectual property, corporate governance and compliance. Prior to joining DS Waters, Ryan practiced law at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP in Los Angeles, CA, where he represented clients in a variety of corporate transactions, including the issuance of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, as well as intellectual property and e-commerce. Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his JD from the University of Southern California School of Law. He enjoys working with youth and has spent over eight years serving with the Boys Scout of America. Ryan resides in Alpharetta, GA with his wife and four children.
Bonnie Brevick, BA
B. Brevick Interiors
Bonnie Brevick has resided in Georgia for the past 33 years having moved from the New York/New Jersey area with her husband Bernie and twin sons. Her sons now have their own families who also reside in Georgia. She has a BA degree from The American College and has been designing residential as well as commercial spaces for the past 28 years. Her strong desire to be an integral part of Turning Point stems from the fact that she is a former patient and also that her mother had had breast cancer as well as liver cancer.