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Board of Directors

Comprised of passionate, generous, and dedicated community leaders, The New Foundation’s Board of Directors is committed to supporting the mission, philosophy, and vision of our agency. For information on becoming a The New Foundation board member, call (480) 945-3302.

Tyler M. Abrahams

Chair
Tyler M. Abrahams

Attorney, Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson
Tyler is an attorney practicing civil defense at the law firm of Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson. Consistent with his life long passion for improving education, his professional experience includes serving in the office of General Counsel for the University of Arizona, as well as the office of the General Counsel for the San Diego Unified School District. From 2009-2010, Tyler served in the Glass Leadership Institute for the Anti-Defamation League.

Jay Belfore

Vice Chair
Jay Belfore

Founder, Widely Interactive
Jay is a co-founder and software director at Widely Interactive, a Scottsdale-based interactive consulting agency that produces websites, mobile apps, video and print. His experience includes developing enterprise-level online applications, directing a team of developers, and managing several Fortune 500 client accounts. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jay moved to Arizona and attended the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He joined the Board in 2008 and offers his expertise in marketing to help increase visibility and awareness for The New Foundation.

Brian Brookman

Secretary
Brian Brookman

Business Systems Leader, Arizona Public Service
Brian originally from New York and moved to Arizona in high school, by way of California for most of his childhood. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance and has since obtained a Master’s in Business Analysis from Auburn University. For over 10 years, Brian has worked at APS implementing multimillion dollar enterprise wide transformative technology and software projects.

Rachel Tarmen

Board Member
Rachel Tarmen

Co-owner, Quality Reliable Solutions
Rachel is the co-owner of Quality Reliable Solutions, a residential and commercial remodeling company in the Valley.  She is a two-time alumna of Arizona State University with a B.S. in Communications and a Master’s in Education.  An active member of the community, Rachel is an Ambassador for the Scottsdale Chamber of the Commerce and spends her free time volunteering.

Daniel A. Packard, JD, MBA, CPA

Board Member
Daniel A. Packard, JD, MBA, CPA

Attorney, Daniel Packard Law
Dan Packard is an attorney and certified public accountant with over 25 years of experience serving the needs of individuals, privately-held businesses, and nonprofit organizations.  Dan began his career at Ernst & Young. In 1997, he founded Packard Law.

Dan has extensive experience in serving on nonprofit boards, including severing as general counsel for Arizona Baseball Charities from 2000 until 2014, helping to raise over $30 million for Arizona youth.

He has also played key roles in nonprofit development, working directly with major gift donors to obtain individual gifts of up to $3 million.  Dan has served numerous other nonprofits in a variety of leadership roles, including board member, chief financial officer, and interim executive director.

Dan’s current practice focuses on nonprofit organizations, major gifts, and estate planning.  Dan’s nonprofit practice includes commercial and real estate transactions, governance, tax-exempt issues, endowments, and major gift fundraising and structuring.  Dan is highly experienced in planned giving to charity, having served as Senior Consultant in Planned Giving and Endowments for the Manhattan-based Episcopal Church Foundation for five years.

In addition to practicing law in Phoenix, Dan practices in his original hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Dan’s practice in Michigan also focuses on estate planning, as well as the needs of notable nonprofit organizations such as ArtPrize (the world’s largest nonprofit art festival and competition) and Heart of West Michigan United Way.

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