Executive Director

Executive Director

JoAnn HaywardDr. JoAnn Hayward, is the founder of Turning Point Enterprises, Inc. (non-profit 501© 3), and has been in the field of Counseling Psychology and Mental Health for over 25 years. Her experience in that setting range from Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program Manager, and Community Development Coordinator, with several non-profit Social Service Organizations, Hospitals, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She provided Psychiatric Evaluations, Assessments, Group Therapy, Individual Counseling, Psycho-Education Groups, and Life Skills Training to individuals, women with children, veterans and the chronic mentally ill. Dr. Hayward has traveled abroad and has shared these resources in Kenya Africa and is a Book Author “Skills for Life”.

Dr. Hayward is also a Professor with Mercer University and teaches a wide array of courses in Counseling and Human Services which include: Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, Multicultural Issues and Substance Abuse courses. While in graduate school, Dr. Hayward did research on homeless women and children that needed assistance and the tools to assist them in becoming self-sufficient. After completion of her Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration, she received Certification as a CCFC (Certified Clinical Forensic Counselor). She is also a Certified Survival Skills Facilitator, which is the premise of the Turning Point organization. In addition she has obtained her Certification as a Certified Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CCADC).

Dr. Hayward is a divorced mother of adult twin daughters and a son; all three of her children have obtained advanced degrees in various fields to include Criminal Justice, Public Health and Business Administration. She is a visionary and believes in self-sufficiency, and when support is given, individuals grow in self-esteem and develop skills, behaviors, and energy that will help them achieve personal and economic independence. They learn how to set up and notice their own success and how to support other people’s aspirations.

“Skills 4 Life” by Dr. JoAnn Hayward