New Pathways Adds Fred Amador and Mindy Gordon to Board of Directors

New Pathways for Youth is delighted to add Fred Amador and Mindy Gordon to its Board of Directors as the youth-serving nonprofit continues to expand.

While New Pathways for Youth has been guiding young people facing adversity in the greater Phoenix area for nearly 35 years, it is now aiming to sizably increase the number of teens served annually, thus increasing the organization’s impact on the Valley. Amador, Gordon and the rest of the Board will be tasked with guiding fundraising efforts, community engagement and the overall direction of the organization.


About Fred Amador

For over 22 years, Amador has been a member of the counseling faculty at Phoenix College, working with predominantly first-generation college students. Part of his role has also been to coach students in the Arizona foster care system as they work toward their dreams and independence. He is also a certified leadership coach with a passion for helping others to realize their gifts and potential.

“Fred not only brings tremendous post-secondary education insight to our Board, he’s also deeply involved in our mission as a volunteer mentor to Angel,” said Karen D. Johnson, Ph.D., President & CEO of New Pathways for Youth. “His passion for helping young people will be a major asset.”

“I am excited to help support the mission of New Pathways and serve more youth in our community,” Amador said.

About Mindy Gordon

Gordon served as Executive Vice President for Dreyfus Cash Solution, a division of BNY Mellon Securities Corporation. She was one of the first sales representatives to join the team in 1981 and was an integral part of growth and new business. This experience gives her a strong level of comfortability with New Pathways for Youth’s plans for expansion in the Valley.

“Mindy has an impressive financial background with an extensive track record of cultivating strong relationships,” said Karen D. Johnson, Ph.D., President & CEO of New Pathways for Youth. “Her skillset and her passion for our work will benefit the entire NPFY community.”

“I was invited to attend the NPFY breakfast event in February 2020,” Gordon said. “From the moment the mentors and mentees came onto the stage at the Phoenix art museum I knew that I wanted to be involved. I am proud to be a board member and a member of the fund development committee. I look forward to being part of the future growth and continued success.”

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