our mission

helping families. changing lives.







compassionately meeting every community need

people helped by housing and shelter services

people helped by health and wellness

people helped by domestic violence services

people helped by family support services

people helped by financial empowerment

children helped through foster care services

children helped through education services

changing lives in our local community

Since 1971, A New Leaf has provided assistance to those most in need in our community, helping families, children, and adults overcome the challenges they face.


These challenges are often unexpected, and can be devastating. Whether it be the loss of a job, a medical crisis, domestic violence, homelessness, or another heartbreaking crisis, A New Leaf is here to help households recover and thrive.


With a rich ecosystem of services, A New Leaf provides a comprehensive foundation for families and individuals who fall on hard times or are looking to get ahead.

a new leaf board
CHAIR: William Scott
Retired, Honeywell
VICE CHAIR: Tyler M. Abrahams
Attorney, Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson
SECRETARY: Rebecca Lindgren
Vice President of Marketing, Helios Education Foundation
TREASURER: Carolyn Iacobelli
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
FORMER CHAIR: Deborah Smith
President, Broadcast Rentals
Frank Bennett
Owner, Bennett Property Management
Anne Bennett-Perez
President, Bennett Property Management
David Dunley
Sr. Vice President, FineMark National Bank & Trust
Dale Easter
Business Consultant
Peter Eberle
SVP Commercial Banker, AZ Bank & Trust
Renee Higgs
Regional Marketing Officer, VP of Marketing, Heartland Financial
Mike Hutchinson
Executive Vice President, East Valley Partnership
Kara Johnson
Director of Business Development, Corporate Interior Systems
Levi Leyba
Author and Community Advocate
Betty S. Lynch
Community Advocate
Eric Matthias
AVP of Middle Marketing, Nationwide
Philip McLaughlin
Director, APS
Christopher Miner
Senior Vice President, Mobile Mini
Guy Miotke
CEO, Fat Lip Marketing
Martha Picciao
Founder and CEO, WhizKidz
Deborah Rever
Director of Global Business Service, EMD Electronics
Clark Richter
Attorney, Udall Shumway P.L.C.
Marvin Robinson
Vice President of Commercial Banking, Johnson Financial Group
Todd Skinner
CPA, Skinner & Company L.L.C.
Sharon Stinard
Retired, CAAFA
Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo
Director of Public Outreach, Maricopa Community College
Diane Warner
Vice President, Business Relationship Manager, Midfirst Bank
David Woolstrum
Retired, UPS
Christina Worden
Political Involvement Committee Administrator, Salt River Project
a new leaf foundation
Community Advocate
VICE CHAIR: Mark Schnepf
Owner, Schnepf Farms
Community Advocate
Retired, Honeywell
Debra Duvall
Retired, Arizona School Administrators
Francesca Godi
Attorney, The Godi Group
Carolyn Iacobelli
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Janis Merrill
Community Advocate
Lindsay Schube
Attorney, Gammage & Burnham P.L.C.
mesaCAN tripartite
CHAIR: Amy Trethaway
Community Advocate
Credentialing Specialist, Cenpatico
Maria Dawes
Community Advocate

Mike Hutchinson
Executive Vice President,

East Valley Partnership

Bryan Raines
Retired, City of Mesa
Brad Roerig
Helicopter Technician, Air Methods Corp
Shawnta Shane
Community Advocate
Eron Schoolcraft
Victim Services Specialist, Mesa Police Department
Kevin Thompson
Mesa City Council Member

senior leadership

Michael Hughes
Michael Hughes
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Hughes serves as the Chief Executive Officer of A New Leaf. In his role as CEO, he is responsible to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization and to work with a diverse team to give direction and leadership to further the agency’s vision and mission. He has welcomed the growth and expansion of A New Leaf into a $40 million agency annually, critical to the social services capacity of the Valley. He holds an M.S. degree in Education from Nova University and a B.A. degree in Education from Arizona State University.
Joe Dulin
Joe Dulin, CFRE
Chief Philanthropy Officer
As lead strategist for A New Leaf’s philanthropy, Joe leads a dynamic team of development professionals in creating and guiding the implementation of a multi-year plan for increasing voluntary revenue to support the mission of the organization. Joe brings more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management to A New Leaf. He is a graduate of Indiana University and a long time member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Kathy Di Nolfi
Kathy Di Nolfi
Chief Program Officer
Kathy Di Nolfi has many years of experience working in the roles of community advocate, staff leader, board member, and volunteer. She has worked for A New Leaf for more than 20 years. She received her B.S. degree in Social Relations from the University of California, Riverside. Since then, she has worked in the areas surrounding domestic violence and homelessness prevention and community action with roles of direct service and administration.
Connie Orr
Catherine Dyciewski
Chief Financial Officer
Catherine Dyciewski has more than 30 years of professional experience in finance and management. She leads the finance department at A New Leaf with responsibility over all fiscal matters, including accounting, budgeting, internal controls and financial policies. Prior to serving at A New Leaf, Catherine served as Chief Financial Officer for United Way of Greater Mercer County in New Jersey. She is a graduate of Rutgers University. She serves on the Finance Committee for Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and Chairs a CFO networking group.
Catherine Dyciewski
Connie Orr
Chief Operations Officer
Connie Orr has 20 years experience in the administrative leadership of several for-profit and nonprofit agencies. She has been with A New Leaf for almost 20 years. In her current role as Chief Operations Officer, she oversees the operations of the organization, including facilities, information technology, quality controls, and accreditation. She is certified by the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Nonprofit Management and attended Arizona State University.

financial figures

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