New Pathways for Youth Promotes Three Members of Professional Team

New Pathways for Youth is pleased to announce the promotion of three members of its professional team. “As we work to expand our footprint in the Phoenix community, we continue to develop our Leadership Team to increase the impact for the youth and families we serve,” noted President & CEO Karen D. Johnson, Ph.D. “I am excited to share the advancement of several members of our team who will strengthen our finances, philanthropy, and program. I am proud to work alongside these leaders who have a deep commitment to our mission and our community.” 

Mark Teetor has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations. Mr. Teetor joined the New Pathways team in 2020, after having served in several high-level business planning and operations positions in the nonprofit and retail sectors. In 2017, he was named a Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Emerging Leader for his work at Dress for Success. At New Pathways, Mr. Teetor oversees the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, Information Technology, Mentor Recruitment, Events, and Marketing.  

Briana Clark has been named Vice President of Program and Impact. Ms. Clark has been the New Pathways since 2018, bringing with her an impressive background in education and experience as a mentor. A graduate of Valley Leadership, she holds a Master of Educational Policy degree from Arizona State University. As Vice President, she will oversee the Program Team, lead our partnerships with schools and nonprofits, and direct our evaluation program to ensure the impact of our work.  

John Patris-Browne has been promoted to Vice President of Philanthropy and Strategy. Mr. Patris-Browne has worked at New Pathways for over a year, leading the Philanthropy Team in cultivating relationships with individuals, foundations, corporations, and government. He has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership, having served at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley and the Foundation for Senior Living. A graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class 33, he has also served on the Balsz Community Education Foundation and the Phoenix East Rotary Board. Mr. Patris-Browne will continue to lead the philanthropy efforts at New Pathways, while also focusing on strategic partnerships and collaboration for program growth.