Storied social service agency names CEO, the first African American female in its history

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation recently announced Dawn Holden Woods as Chief Executive Officer of Its subsidiary, Turning Points for Children, a social services agency that provides support services to children, youth and families.

“I am honored to be selected as the CEO of Turning Points for Children, and fortunate to have been mentored by Mike Vogel, who helped pave the way for Turning Points’ leadership in child and family social services,” said Woods.

Woods, Turning Points’ previous Chief Financial Officer, succeeds Michael Vogel and will also serve as PHMC’s Managing Director of Children and Family Social Services.

A dedicated citizen and servant of her sorority’s Ivy Legacy Foundation, currently serving as Vice President of Programs, Woods has been named a Philadelphia Business Journal “40 under 40” in 2014, “Nonprofit CFO of the Year” by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2010, and Burlington-Camden Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity “Woman of Distinction” in 2009. Formerly Chief Administrative Officer of Children’s Aid Society of PA, Woods has also served as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers and corporate consultant with PECO Energy.

“With Dawn’s leadership and vision, dedicated staff, and alignment to PHMC’s family of public health programs and services, Turning Points is poised for continued growth and operational excellence,” said Richard J. Cohen, President and CEO of PHMC.

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