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.
Clinical Director & Founder
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 Social Worker. She holds a post-graduate certificate in Addiction Studies from Pennsylvania State University and a post-graduate certificate in Child Sexual Abuse Treatment from Widener University. 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 survivor’s healing is personal and individual and that it is imperative for each survivor to be in control of their healing journey. Kristen designed Turning Point to help any child sexual abuse survivor who feels 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 is specifically trained in trauma therapy. Amber came to York almost six years ago from Philadelphia, where she worked as an adult and child therapist at Women Organized Against Rape. Amber’s advocacy for sexual and domestic violence began as a personal journey and turned into a passion for facilitating healing, plus education of other professionals. She has provided trainings for populations ranging from preschoolers to the Philadelphia Police Force, as well as medical staff at local hospitals. Amber uses an eclectic approach in therapy because she believes that each person’s story is unique and that there is no one right way to heal.
Maidah Khalid-Janney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Shippensburg University and a Master of Science degree in Psychology at Shippensburg University. She continued graduate education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has finished the coursework, practicum hours, and oral exams required to obtain a doctoral degree in Clinical Applied Psychology. Upon completion of her dissertation, Intimate Partner Violence in the Muslim American Population, she will be awarded the doctoral degree. Maidah has worked as a counselor in various settings since 2008. Her own journey of healing helped her find her voice as therapist and advocate for survivors of trauma and violence. Maidah adheres to a cognitive theoretical framework but uses an eclectic therapeutic approach to fit an individual’s needs. She currently is working on receiving licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
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.
Yoga Therapist and Educator
Dayna Hanlon-Pinkerton holds a BA in English and Psychology from Towson University. She is a certified yoga teacher and therapist and will obtain the Master’s level with over 1000 hours of training in the Spring of 2017 through YogaLife Institute. Her area of focus and study in the yoga therapy program includes PTSD, anxiety, depression and trauma healing. Dayna brings a groundedness to her classes, workshops and private sessions from many years of personal yoga and meditation practices. Her background includes Iyengar, Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa flow and Yin. She has studied with many teachers both local and national.
Dayna believes in the dynamic power of each individual to create well-being through simple shifts. Realizing the healing benefits of yoga first-hand inspires her to support others on their journey to greater self-understanding and wholeness.