TNF Leadership

TNF’s leadership team is responsible for the implementation of policies & procedures and the day-to-day operations of The New Foundation. In addition, TNF  is supported by a tremendous team of staff that includes Independent and Master’s level therapists, counselors, campus supervisors, direct service support staff,  food service personnel, property management staff, teachers, and financial and administrative staff.

Cindy Quenneville, MBA – President/CEO
Cindy received her MBA from Grand Canyon University. Prior to joining The New Foundation in January 2017, Cindy was the Vice President of Family and Community Services for Child & Family Resources, Inc. (CFR). Cindy has also served as the CEO of the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and was Vice President of the John C. Lincoln Health Network and Executive Director of Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal and Desert Mission (two separate non-profit corporations). At Desert Mission, she worked to bring affordable homes to the community and had oversight of Desert Mission programs, including a nationally-accredited early childhood learning center, a children’s dental clinic, a community health center, a food bank, an adult day program. Cindy currently serves on the board of VALLEYLIFE and chairs the Phoenix North Regional council for First Things First. Cindy has always had a passion for championing education for young children and their families to give them a solid foundation for their future growth and happiness. She is an enthusiastic leader, knowledgeable in program development, grants management, the securing of resources, and is committed to helping individuals improve their quality of life through education, skills development and asset building.

SHANNON DINNING, MA, LPC – Vice President of Admissions and Community Outreach
Shannon has a Masters in Professional Counseling from Argosy University and a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Arizona. Her passion and motivation to assist children, adolescents and families in the behavioral health field led her to The New Foundation in December 2006.  Shannon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and trauma therapy. As the V.P. of Admissions and Community Outreach Shannon oversees the intake process of each individual being referred to The New Foundation. In order to ensure the best treatment outcome Shannon assesses each individual for appropriateness to the program and in doing so assists over 300 adolescents each year seeking treatment.

SUE GIFFORD, – Vice President of Advancement
Sue holds a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in Political Science from Aquinas College. Her passion is to help fuel positive, sustainable change to her community. Sue has over 35 years of experience in development and business in various industries, more recently Michigan State University and Metro Health Hospital Foundation. Prior to re-locating to Arizona, Sue was a member of the Grand Rapids Rotary, Economic Club and Association of Fundraising Professionals. Sue joined The New Foundation in June 2016. She collaborates with our Board of Directors, staff leadership, and community to create a higher level of philanthropic impact to serve our youth. She does this by developing and strengthening relationships with individuals, foundations, corporations, sports teams and key community leaders.

TIFFINEY JOHNSON, MPA, – Vice President of Program Services
Tiffiney holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Master’s in Public Administration from Walden University, and is currently working to obtain a Master’s in Substance Abuse and Addiction from Grand Canyon University. Tiffiney’s passion for working with adolescents was sparked during her two-year experience as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Tiffiney has worked in the field of Behavioral/Mental health for over 12 years in various capacities, ranging from direct care to managerial roles. Tiffiney joined The New Foundation in 2011 and has held roles as Behavioral Health Specialist, Campus Lead, Program Coordinator and Program Director. Tiffiney oversees The New Foundation’s program operations and program development and ensures all departments are working together to provide the best quality of care to clients and their families.

STACEY ROWLAND, MA, LPC – Clinical Director
Stacey received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and worked in the adolescent behavioral health field before relocating to Arizona and joining The New Foundation in 2012. Stacey has a passion for working with youth and their families, and has extensive experience working with youth with behavioral, emotional, and substance abuse issues. Stacey enjoys using a strength-based approach, as well as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing modalities. Stacey also utilizes a strength-based model as she provides clinical supervision to clinicians at The New Foundation who are pursuing licensure. Stacey enjoys seeing growth in not only the families served, but also the clinical team.

BRENDA OLNESS – Controller
Brenda has 30 years experience providing not-for-profit healthcare financial and business management to agencies in Minnesota and Arizona. In Minnesota Brenda served as a billing specialist for an area hospital, before becoming the Business Manager at a public health organization. In 1997 Brenda relocated to Arizona and worked in financial management for two large faith based organizations for over 13 years. Brenda joined The New Foundation in 2013 and brings expertise in financial management, non-profit accounting, and regulatory compliances with state and federal agencies.

LYNNE HASTIE, – Director of Administrative Services/Quality Management
Lynne has over 28 years of experience providing administrative and quality management expertise for non-profit organizations while also specializing her knowledge in behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) and homeless services for youth and adults in the United States and the United Kingdom. Lynne served non-profit agencies in the United Kingdom, specifically in Swansea and Cardiff, Wales, for 18 years before relocating to the United States and settling in Arizona in 2007. Lynne’s experience includes development and implementation of Quality Assurance programs and tracking of regulatory requirements to assure facility compliance. Lynne has been with The New Foundation since April 2013.

KAREN WHALEN BAYNE, MA – Marion Burton School Principal
Karen holds a Master’s in Special Education and a Master’s in Special Education Administration from Youngstown State University. With over 20 years of experience in Education, Karen was a teacher for 16 years and is certified in both high school through elementary school education and special education. She was also a General Education Supervisor and a Special Education Supervisor with the TCESC (Trumbull County Educational Service Center) overseeing the general, gifted and special education needs of 19 school districts. Karen also served on the Fountain Hills Coalition, a commission of community members, working to raise awareness and support policies to increase community-based solutions to adolescent drug and alcohol abuse.

RUTH STONE, MA, SPHR – Director of Human Resources
Ruth Stone joined The New Foundation in May 2010. She has over fifteen years of human resource experience including benefits administration, employee relations, payroll, records management, policy administration and recruitment, both in nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Ruth has a Master of Arts in Communication from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University at Albany. Ruth is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)