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Executive Director

Dr. JoAnn Hayward, Executive DirectorDr. 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 30 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 author of the book “Skills for Life”.

Dr. Hayward is also a Professor with Mercer University and Saint Leo University where she 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), CCADC (Certified Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CCBT (Certified Cognitive Behavior Therapist) and MAC (Master Addiction Counselor). She is also a Certified Survival Skills Facilitator, which is the premise of the Turning Point organization.

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. Dr. Hayward is involved with several community organizations and has held the position of National Office with the National Montford Point Marines (Veteran Organization) as the Past National Auxiliary President, and National Public Relations Officer. Her father, the late Pastor, Dr. Joseph Ginyard is an Original Montford Point Marine. He received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2012 under the Administration of President Barack Obama.  Dr. Hayward is continuing her father’s legacy.

Dr. Hayward 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