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Executive Team

Dawn Holden Woods, CEO 

Dawn succeeded Mike Vogel as CEO in November 2017. Formerly the CFO of Turning Points for Children, Dawn led the CUA application and implementation process and was responsible for all financial functions of the organizations. Prior to this role, Dawn was the Chief Administrative Officer of Children’s Aid Society of PA 2003 to 2008. Prior to her work with Turning Points, Dawn served as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and as a corporate consultant for PECO Energy. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has been the recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Nonprofit CFO’s and 40 ­Under ­40 awards.

David Fair, Deputy CEO

David is a leadership officer with expertise in strategy, corporate and foundation relations and executive management and nonprofit leadership for several government entities in greater Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. David has held the position of Vice President of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and served as Deputy Managing Director, City of Philadelphia prior to joining Turning Points. 

Cydney Dasent, Director of CUA Operations

Cydney has more than 10 years management experience in human services including work in behavior health, education and child welfare. She currently oversees operations of CUAs 9 & 10 covering West and Southwest Philadelphia. Cydney is a Philadelphia native with Master’s degrees from Temple University and St. Joseph’s University.

Eartha Holland, Director of Development

Eartha Holland brings to the Turning Points for Children team more than 20 years of sales and development experience. Eartha left a successful career in the casino industry working with high net worth clients, where she was recognized as the company's top producer for a record ten years. She was nominated for the Carl Icahn Community Service Award and received the Carl Icahn Best Team & Best Team Leader Award during her tenure. Eartha has a wealth of experience in relationship building, special events and raising funds for local, national and global projects.

Louis GrowMiller, Sr. Director of Family Services

Louis is a Licensed Social Worker with nearly two decades of experience working in child welfare.  He has been employed with Turning Points for Children since 2009 and currently oversees the program directors of our Foster Care program and non-CUA related programs.  Louis completed the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ Executive Leadership Institute program in 2016 and the United Way’s Emerging Leaders program in 2011.  He is also a previous foster parent.

Seth Jones, Senior Director of Finance

Seth has fourteen years of finance experience working in multiple departments within the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail and non-profit industries. His hybrid background allows him to be an effective financial officer. He has been with Turning Points for five years and as a lifelong Philadelphian, is passionate about the communities we serve.

Management Team

Deborah Croston

Director of Permanency and Placement

Susmita Sukla

Program Director of Family Finding

Folasshade Laud-Hammond

Director - Family Support Services, Advocacy, Mastery 

Lauren Willis

Director - YVLifeSet 

Heidi Hochstetler

Director CUA10

Natasha Watson

Director CUA5  

Rosita Martinez

Director CUA3

Scott Eldredge

Director CUA9

Evan Miller

Director of The Bridge