Ms. Turnbull has worked for San Bernardino County for 18 years, first as a supervisor for the Child Support Division then as an Employment Specialist for Jobs and Employment Services. After receiving her Master Degree in Social Work, she went to work for Children and Family Services as a Social Service Practitioner. Her desire to see children safely reunify with their families sparked her interest in the Wraparound program, which is a family centered, strength based team approach to working with high risk children and families. She became the Wraparound Program Coordinator and helped to develop and market the program countywide. Although she missed the actual face to face contact of working with families directly, she appreciated the opportunity to see the bigger picture and the ability to affect change on a larger scale.
She first came to the Children’s Network as Associate Director and was promoted to Network Officer. Children’s Network was created to identify gaps and overlaps in services, to set priorities for interagency projects, and to implement collaborative programs to ensure more comprehensive services to children and youth countywide. She oversees all of the daily operations of the Network and chairs or sits on most of the committees and workgroups throughout the county that address the needs of high risk children and families. Programs at the Children’s Network that she participates in and oversees include: SART (Screening Assessment Referral and Treatment) CASE (Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation), and the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
She is currently on the Board of Directors for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of San Bernardino County and serves on their executive committee as President. Additionally, she is co-chair on the Foster Care Advisory Council and vice chair for the Homeless Youth Task Force.