The New Foundation’s leadership team is responsible for the implementation of policies & procedures and the organization’s day-to-day operation. TNF is supported by 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.
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. 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. Cindy has previously 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. At Desert Mission, she 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, and an adult day program. Cindy currently serves on the board of ValleyLife and chairs the Phoenix North Regional council for First Things First.
Dr. Goshawn Chawla is a child, adolescent, & adult psychiatrist. He graduated from the General Psychiatry Residency Program and the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program of East Carolina University in North Carolina. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. His primary goal is to provide the best clinical care that is backed with evidence based treatment. As a medical director of The New Foundation Program, he oversees psychiatric care provided and the associated procedures and policies. He works collaboratively with the team and families to provide the excellent care for our patients.
Lynne has more than 28 years of experience providing administrative and quality management expertise for nonprofit organizations. She has specialized in behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) and homeless services for youth and adults in the United States and the United Kingdom. Lynne relocated to the United States and settled in Arizona in 2007. Lynne’s responsibilities include 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.
Brenda has 30 years experience providing financial and business management to not-for-profit healthcare 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.
Ruth Stone joined The New Foundation in May 2010. She has more than 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) .
Karen holds a Master’s in Special Education and a Master’s in Special Education Administration from Youngstown State University. She has more than 20 years experience in education, 16 as a teacher 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 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.