Allison Turner, of West Chester, is Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Administration Program at West Chester University. Her experience includes extensive work in the areas of public and non-profit administration and program evaluation. She serves as a committee member and volunteer consultant for a number of organizations including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation, and Young Men in Charge Foundation. She is a graduate of Leadership Chester County, a comprehensive training program in nonprofit board leadership. Dr. Turner has multiple publications in the areas of public service and public policy, and is an active member of several national public affairs associations.
“I am glad for the opportunity to be involved with MCHC for several reasons. First, I believe in our mission and feel that our programs provide vital community services. I feel strongly that initiatives like Healthy Start and the Family Benefits Program, and all those services offered through the Family Center, are critical steps in reducing social, economic and health disparities in Chester County (and beyond). I have also had the opportunity to meet and work closely with several members of the MCHC community and am continually impressed by their dedication and enthusiasm. I am honored to be a part of such an impactful and well-regarded organization! As a public administration academic and practitioner, I am familiar with the challenges faced by struggling women, children and families. As an educator, I see how failing to address those challenges impacts individuals and communities. MCHC’s successes today will create opportunities for students in higher education tomorrow. That excites me!”