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Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. Announces Brenda Sykes as Executive Director


August 5, 2021

The Board of Directors of Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. today announced the appointment of Brenda Sykes as Executive Director, effective immediately.

For nearly a decade, Sykes has served in multiple roles across the Bay Area Turning Point organization, including Director of Grants & Compliance, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Interim Executive Director. Throughout her career in the nonprofit sector, she has focused on ensuring effective outcomes and increasing the impact of social service programs. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, organizational management, and fiscal oversight.

“We are pleased to announce Brenda as the new leader of the Bay Area Turning Point organization. Her experience, results-oriented approach, and leadership capabilities will benefit the organization and help us continue to expand our mission to end domestic and sexual violence,” said Daniel Garrison, Board Chairman.

Sykes added, “I have always been proud to work at an organization such as Bay Area Turning Point. I am honored to continue to work alongside this amazing team of professionals in pursuit of our mission.”

Sykes earned her Master of Public Administration from Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Southern University and A&M College. She is actively involved with several community organizations to advance racial equality and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She is a member of her church choir and has a teenage daughter.


Established in 1991, Bay Area Turning Point, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Webster, Texas. Bay Area Turning Point works to prevent and bring an end to domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, outreach, and education efforts across the state of Texas. As a wrap-around service provider for domestic violence and sexual assault victims, Bay Area Turning Point meets women, men, and children in their time of crisis. In 2020 alone, the agency provided emergency shelter to 306 women and children, totaling 16,700 shelter days, and assisted 7,047 individuals through their 24-hour hotline services. For more information, please visit


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