Turning Leaf Behavioral Health Services

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About Us

Mission Statement

At Turning Leaf Behavioral Health Services, our mission is to enrich the quality of life of the individuals that we serve through rehabilitative and therapeutic services in overcoming their barriers to living as productively and independently as can be realistically expected.

Turning Leaf is a CARF-Accredited behavioral health treatment provider supporting adults within a continuum of residential programs that are outcome-driven and community based. Our treatment programs are designed to provide person-centered support to individuals in their recovery or stabilization as they progress towards an individually-appropriate amount of support. Our continuum includes CARF-Accredited Residential Treatment, Community Housing, Day Treatment and Community Integration programs.


Core Values

We hold sacred:

An uncompromising commitment to the physical and emotional health and well-being of the clients that we serve

Dedication to having a creative and productive impact on the lives of the clients that we serve.

Ultimate respect for the uniqueness of the individual.

Empowering our employees to use their creativity and skills to deliver the best services to our clients in the most dignified manner.

We embrace the highest standards of honesty, ethical behavior, and exemplary moral character in dealing with all stakeholders

Our Residents
Family Members
Case Managers

Placing Agencies

Our Community

Meet Our Leadership Team

Sami W. Al Jallad, MPA

Executive Director / Co-Licensee Designee

I have the unique perspective of having been involved with Turning Leaf since my parents began this family company in 1995. Since then, I have held almost every position within the organization including that of Direct Care Staff, Facilities Supervisor, Financial Services Manager and Director of Operations.

Since 2003, I have had the privilege of being Turning Leaf’s Executive Director. I am a proud Michigan State Spartan, attending Michigan State’s Eli Broad’s College of Business and later; earning an MPA with a Health Care Administration concentration from the University of Michigan – Flint. Being able to serve our employees and consumers in a way that holistically improves their lives has been a humbling experience and one that I would not trade. In my spare time I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and three sons; our families and friends. Occasionally, I enjoy skiing, playing tennis, golfing, boating, and camping.

Destiny Al Jallad, MA

Director of Operations/Access Manager/Lansing Administrator / Co-Licensee Designee

I joined the Turning Leaf Team in December 2011. I am originally from Flint; a city close to my heart and which shaped who I am today. I moved to East Lansing to attend Michigan State University and have remained in the Lansing area ever since. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from MSU and went on to work for the State of Michigan as a Children’s Protective Services Specialist. After gaining valuable experience working with children and families and family/probate court, I decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in School and Community Psychology from Wayne State University. I worked as a School Psychologist for several years prior to joining my husband, Sami at Turning Leaf. The decision to work together and combine our passions is one that I will never regret. Every day, I enjoy working with others to assist our consumers in making meaningful change in their lives. However large or small, we celebrate every victory here at Turning Leaf.

Jeannine Detloff, MSA

Business Services Manager

I joined the Turning Leaf Team in November 2017 as the Business Services Manager. After spending over thirty years in financial management in the metro Detroit health care industry, I relocated to Lansing. I am excited to be part of an organization that is growing and striving for continual improvement and excellence for its consumers and stakeholders in the behavioral health sector. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Accounting) and a Master of Science in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University. While employed as a nurse aide in my college years, I became a strong advocate for the care, compassion, and resident’s rights for our health care clients. During my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my grandsons, family and friends, participating in local events, arts and crafts and enjoying the outdoors.

Polly Chipman

Human Resources Manager

I joined the Turning Leaf Team in August of 2015 as a Recruiter, and was in the Human Resources Specialist role for several years prior to taking on the Human Resources Manager role. Prior to Turning Leaf, I had 6 years of experience in the talent management role, and I enjoy all aspects of the Human Resource Department. I have gained valuable experience in licensing and contractual compliance and I also work closely with management in building relationships with staff. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family on the lake or traveling up north.

Brandan VanNote

Facilities Manager

I began working for Turning Leaf as the Facilities Supervisor in July 2019. I now serve as Facilities Manager – a company wide role that supervises regional maintenance techs, vendors and contracts. I enjoy working for a company that allows me to use my passion to help others; I help ensure aesthetically pleasing and well maintained homes and facilities throughout the company.

Kathy Coffey, MS, LBSW

Muskegon Program Director/ Company Wide Trainer

I am pleased to have joined the Turning Leaf team in February 2018. I received my bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University with a double major in psychology and communications disorders. I received my master’s degree from Capella University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. I have a wide range of experience within the mental health field including direct care staff within a day program setting, group home manager, community living supports coordinator, case manager and supports coordinator, job developer, contract manager and an executive director for a senior assisted living. I have been a foster parent, and love spending time with my family. I enjoy camping, euchre, piano, and sporting events.

Zeta Francosky

Vicksburg and Otsego Program Director/Administrator

I joined the Turning Leaf team in November of 2016. I started as an Assistant Program Manager and have since become the Program Director and Administrator for Allegan, Kalamazoo, Kent and Ottawa county programs. I have worked in the behavioral health field for many years, serving a wide variety of individuals – adolescents and adults. I have a passion to help and advocate for others. I moved to West Michigan 10 years ago. In my spare time I enjoy photography, treasure hunting with my best friend and traveling with my husband and our 3 daughters.

Carmen Strong-Levelston

Muskegon Program Manager / Administrator

I am pleased to say I have been part of the Turning Leaf family since August 2010. I started as a direct care worker and traveled many roads to become the Program Manager in Muskegon. I have served this field for over 16 years. I went to college and obtained a certification in Criminal Justice. I love what I do and the people we serve. In my spare time I love to travel with my husband and spend time with my daughter and grandkids. Reading is also my passion.

Amber Ely Costa

Lansing Program Manager

Based in Lansing, Amber has been with Turning Leaf since 2008 in the role of Direct Support Professional (DSP), later as a Lead DSP, Assistant Manager, Health Care Coordinator and most recently as Lansing Program  Manager.  Amber has the best interests of consumers/residents, staff and the company in mind at all times – she is highly committed to the mission of our organization.

Lisa Mull

Program Manager / Administrator

I have been at the White Oak program since 1994; joining Turning Leaf in July 2019. I attended Baker College in Muskegon and then returned to the Pentwater area. I started out as a part time employee and have moved throughout the years to Program Manager and Administrator. In my spare time I enjoy my husband, two sons and extended family.

Jeffrey Ostrowski

Community Integration Coordinator/Company Wide Trainer

I joined Turning Leaf in April of 2020 as Program Manager and Company Wide Trainer for our Vicksburg location. Soon after joining Turning Leaf, I was promoted to Community Integration Coordinator, where I have the privilege of working alongside our residents, assisting them with graduating from high school (or fulfilling GED), applying for college courses, gaining meaningful employment in the community, and volunteering. In addition to working with our residents, I also train staff in Adult First-Aid & CPR, and MANDT. I highly enjoy working with our new/existing staff, as it allows me to help in relating course material to our persons served in a manner that promotes dignity and respect.  Prior to working for Turning Leaf, I managed day programming for cognitively impaired adults in Calhoun County. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University, and in my spare time I love to cook, play golf, and watch sports.

Kenzie Cannarile

Community Integration Coordinator

Kenzie joined the Turning Leaf Team in August 2020. Her passion for our residents and enriching their lives through structured activities and finding opportunities for community integration is infectious. Kenzie holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a Minor in Italian.

Grace Welch

Case Manager

Grace joined the Turning Leaf Team in January 2022.


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Turning Leaf Behavioral Health Services is CARF Accredited

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