Debra Stock provides a wealth of leadership from experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors. She served as Chief Executive Officer of YWCA York (PA) for thirteen years. Prior to the YWCA post she spent seventeen years in sales and management with Glatfelter Insurance Group.
Deb has served on national, regional, and local Boards, including serving as Board Chair of YWCA USA for three years. Collectively, YWCAs are the leading providers of services to victims of domestic violence in the USA. Currently Deb serves on the executive committee of YWCA’s World Service Council and Global Relations Committee, and is a nominee for the YWCA World Board Of Directors.
She is a past Board member of York Hospital, Better York, New Hope Academy Charter School, Rotary Club Of York, United Way Of York County, Family & Child Partners, and Family Service Partners, as well as YWCA York, plus a past Trustee of 501c Agency Trust in San Jose, CA. She presently serves on the Boards of Leadership York and the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Deb was awarded the Central Penn Business Journal’s Nonprofit Innovation Award for Excellence in Leadership, and also received the Athena Award from the York County Chamber of Commerce. She has a special interest in women’s issues and international affairs. She is married and has 2 sons and 5 grandchildren.
Dianne C. Schwartz holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Pennsylvania State University. Dianne ‘s eclectic work experiences ranging from teaching to clerical positions are valuable assets to our team. She is a long time York County resident who is married and the proud mother of two children.
– Clinicians –
Clinical Director & Founder
Kristen Pfautz Woolley Kristen Pfautz Woolley received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia University and a Master of Social Work degree from University of Maryland. She is a Licensed Pennsylvania Registered Nurse and a Licensed Pennsylvania Clinical Social Worker. She holds a post-graduate certificate in Addiction Studies from Pennsylvania State University, a post-graduate certificate in Child Sexual Abuse Treatment from Widener University and has completed the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. She is trained in Sand Tray Therapy through the Sand Tray Institute of New Mexico. Additionally, she is a trained facilitator for the Darkness to Light Program. She is a past two term board member of the York County Children’s Advocacy Center. In 2013 Kristen received that agency’s Essence of Humanity Award. In 2014 the YWCA honored her as one of its Top 25 Extraordinary Women of York County. Kristen’s professional experience includes emergency room nursing plus providing individual, marital, family therapy and group therapy. She has worked hard in her personal healing journey to reframe her mindset from victim to survivor of child sexual abuse. Inspired by the freedom of releasing her burden of pain she founded Turning Point to be a safe and healing environment for companion survivors to begin to heal. She believes that each survivors healing is personal and individual and that it is imperative for the survivor to be in control of their healing journey. Kristen designed Turning Point to help any survivor feeling isolated from their childhood pain know they are not alone and that healing is possible. She is passionate about prevention, education, and advocacy for survivors’ rights.
Amber Crawford-Wagman received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from LaSalle University and a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania and has 10+ years working with trauma victims, with a certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). Previously, Amber worked as a therapist at Women Organized Against Rape in Philadelphia, where the majority of her work focused on survivors of sexual abuse, ages 3 to 11. Amber has been with Turning Point for 4 years counseling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She currently serves on the Board of the York County Alliance Against Sexual Violence, as well as the Behavioral Health Workgroup, which is a subgroup of the Human Trafficking task force. She is a guest lecturer at Penn State Harrisburg in their Criminal Justice Program and an expert witness on Sexual Violence for the York County District Attorney’s Office. Amber is thrilled to once again have the opportunity to work with child victims of sexual abuse.
Kimberly Neeb has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Messiah College and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has extensive experience working with both adults and adolescents struggling with substance use disorders. She is also experienced working with clients with a history of trauma, anxiety and depression. She is a passionate about recovery and is committed to helping her clients find their own paths to recovery and wellness.
Amanda Harris received her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science with a concentration in Human Services from York College of Pennsylvania and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Widener University. Amanda has worked in both school and home settings with youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She has outpatient experience counseling children, young adults, adults, and couples. She also has crisis intervention experience and is trauma certified through Widener University. Amanda uses Cognitive Behavior therapy, Play therapy, Motivational therapy, and Client-centered therapy to intervene from a strength-based perspective.
Kate Sechrist received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Theology from Mount St. Mary’s University and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. She is a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Behavior Specialist and National Certified Counselor who has been working with trauma survivors for seven years. She has participated in specialized training to provide Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Critical Incident Response, and EMDR. Her previous experiences have involved working with children on the autism spectrum in home, school, and community. She has worked in the outpatient setting with children, adults, teens and families. She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities based on the needs of the client. Her goal is to offer a safe place to cultivate healing and growth.
– Experienitial Clinicians –
Jillian Tolman has been a board-certified music therapist since 2009 and has been providing music therapy for five years. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in 2009 and her Master of Art in music therapy degree in 2015 from Immaculata University. She is trained in Level 1 Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) and is pursuing additional level training. Jillian has been playing piano since early childhood; she also is a proficient guitarist and vocalist. She finds much joy in using her abilities to connect with others. She facilitates a variety of music therapy interventions including singing, improvisation, drumming, song writing, relaxation, and song discussion. While using the unique qualities of music her goal is to build trusting relationships and form a pathway to wellness for clients. Jillian is passionate about music, art, nature, and helping others reach their maximum potential. In her free time Jillian enjoys running, reading, vintage shopping, crafts, researching, and watching classic movies.
Aynne M. Polinski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art education from Misericordia University, a Master of Arts degree in art education from Scranton University, and a Master of Arts degree in art therapy from Marywood University. She is a registered Art Therapist with the ATCB. She taught art in a public school district in the Pocono Mountains for many years, and, as well served as Chairperson of the Art Department. As a Mobile Therapist for Devereux Pocono she used art therapy to elicit safe feelings and emotions from children with special needs as well as their families. Her belief in the validity of art in therapeutic settings echoes a statement by Georgia O’Keeffe: “I found I could say things with color and shape that I couldn’t say another way – things I had no words for.” Aynne believes people’s fundamental thoughts and feelings reside in the unconscious and are expressed in images rather than words. She is a painter in the Impressionistic-Expressionistic Style who has shown her work at art galleries in and around Delaware Water Gap and Scranton, Pa. She finds art to be a true means of self-expression and self-discovery. She recently moved to the York area and is happy to be a part of Turning Point. She is married and the mother of a son, Liam.
Jane Riese received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Elizabethtown College and a Master of Social Work degree from Temple University. She is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania and has been a yoga instructor since 2002. Jane holds a 300-hour certification in Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY-F) through the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. She is one of 190 TCTSY certified facilitators in the world. Jane’s passion for both yoga and social work meld together in this unique form of yoga, a modality for healing within the context of trusting relationships. She is the former director of the Victim-Witness Program in the York County District Attorney’s office where she provided advocacy to survivors of violent crime. In her current role as Associate Director of Safe and Humane Schools at Clemson University, she advocates for children’s rights and protection by providing certification training in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Jane has served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.