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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.

Cindy Quenneville, MBA

President/Chief Executive Officer

Cindy Quenneville

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.

Goshawn Chawla, M.D.

Medical Director- Child Psychiatrist

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.

Tiffiney Johnson, MPA

Vice President of Program Services
Tiffany Johnson

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.

Shannon Dinning, MA, LPC

Vice President of Admissions and Community Outreach
Shannon Dinning

Shannon has a Master’s 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 Gifford

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, most 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.

Debbie Davis, MA

Clinical Director

Debbie Davis

Debbie received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Ottawa University in Phoenix, AZ. and has worked in community mental health for over 20 years.  She has a passion for working with adolescents and their families.  Debbie utilizes a strength based approach when working with clients and clinicians and enjoys being a part of their growth. 

Brenda Olness

Brenda Olness

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.

Lynne Hastie

Director of Administrative Services/Quality Management
Lynn Hastie

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.

Karen Whalen Bayne, MS

The New Foundation Principal
Karen Walen Bayne

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.

Ruth Stone, MA, SPHR

Director of Human Resources
Ruth Stone, MA, SPHR

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)

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