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 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 its 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.
Heather joined The New Foundation in May 2018 with a mission to strengthen and development our organizations awareness and funding opportunities through community involvement/events, partnerships and grant writing.
She comes to us with over 15 years of serving in the non-profit sector as a fund development specialist. She has served in various positions in her career ranging from a board member to board president. In 2005 Heather started a consulting business to educate and develop others on how to make non-profits successful. While volunteering on numerous non-profit boards, Heather maintained her employment career and concluded it with over 19 years as an officer in the banking industry. After leaving the industry in 2015, she decided to turn her focus to serving non-profits full time.
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 and the associated procedures and policies. He works collaboratively with the team and families to provide excellent care for our patients.
Nina became the Clinical Director of The New Foundation in January of 2018. She comes with years of experience and a passion for working with adolescents to help shape a better future.
Nina graduated from Western Michigan University in December 2011 with a Master of Art in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling. Following graduation she spent many years in home therapy services for kids & families and spent 3 years as a MST Supervisor – Clinical Director at a facility in Wisconsin spearheading their program.
Nina is an approved Clinical Supervisor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.
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.
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) .
Cristy holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Cristy joined The New Foundation in 2014 and has held roles as Behavioral Health Specialist, Campus Supervisor, Program Coordinator and Client Advocate. Cristy oversees TNF’s program operations & development and ensures all departments are working together to provide the best quality of care to clients and their families.
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 high school, elementary school 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.