New Day has intentionally created a company culture and set of core values that guide our work. Our executive leadership team has led that process.
Chief Executive Officer
Steve has 30 years of experience serving the youth of New Mexico. He is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Social Worker. Previously, he was executive director of All Faiths Receiving Home where he worked for 22 years. All Faiths is a child welfare agency providing comprehensive services for abused, neglected, and traumatized children.
Mr. Johnson’s professional focus has been on the clinical issues facing youth and their families, as well as the complex system challenges families deal with when entering into care. He is past co-chairperson of the statewide Youth Provider Alliance and has been vice-chair of the Governor’s Behavioral Health Planning Council.
Chief Operations Officer
Brooke has over twenty years of experience working with young people in various capacities around the country. Currently, she leads the implementation of all the agencies core approaches and ensuring the culture and climate within the agency are healthy and in alignment with the core values. She supports program directors across the agency in implementing new programs and developing cutting edge ways to support and develop new leaders.
Previously, she developed bullying and violence prevention policies and programs for a large urban school district, was a state-wide trainer on youth violence prevention with a special focus on bullying and cyber-bullying prevention and coordinated a state-wide youth advisory board in Illinois. She developed and implemented a career education program for gang involved youth in St. Louis, Missouri and managed a community center in Orlando, Florida. She worked in residential treatment facilities and shelters for physically and/or sexually abused youth and supervised transitional living programs for older young people in Chicago, Illinois.
Ms. Tafoya is active in her community in non-profit development, building strong organizational climates and implementing paradigm shifting approaches in service delivery models for young people. Ms. Tafoya received a Master of Social Work from Washington University in Saint Louis and is a licensed Social Worker in New Mexico. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Principia College.
Chief Administration and Financial Officer
Pohl has over 30 years’ experience in accounting and office management. She oversees all project/program and grant/contract accounting and implements a robust contracts management and financial management and reporting system.
She serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations. Ms. Pohl has a B.A. in business management from the University of Phoenix.
New Day has intentionally built an ecosystem of services to meet young people experiencing homelessness and community disconnection wherever they are in their journey. Our services and supports offer a range of levels of help and connection.