About NEW HORIZON
New Horizon Community Care is a non-profit agency created in January 2001. New Horizon built a programming structure that challenges, encourages and empowers children and young adults to enhance self-esteem and to modify their behaviors in order to become productive community members.

Clients participate in activities, groups and life lessons that help them assess their internal strengths, capabilities and improve decision-making skills.

New Horizon implements Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a psychotherapeutic approach with the expectation that if the client is able to modify or change their thought patterns, they will be able to change behaviors in order to make healthier and more positive decisions.

Our agency proudly and productively works with everyone involved with each client’s program. Our experienced staff guides each client in building a strong foundation that will benefit them as they develop the skills to reach their fullest potential in an ever-changing and expanding world.

Counseling services include, but are not limited to; anger management, stress management, addressing depression and anxiety, issues of grief and loss, trauma, substance abuse, and strained family relationships. Counseling programs vary to fit the client’s age, cognitive ability, and presenting issues. 

Executive Management Team
Executive Director
Thomas B. Granado, EdD, LASAC

He is a man of vision, compassion and action! He inspires and challenges his employees each and every day. His dedication and enthusiasm for helping others is contagious and transfers to everyone around him. Thomas Granado graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and pursued his graduate studies at Ottawa University where he received his Master of Arts in Human Resources. Mr. Granado is a licensed associate substance abuse counselor and has worked in the Behavioral Health field for more than 25 years. Recently, Dr. Granado has completed a Doctoral degree in Education with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
Clinical Supervisor
​AMee Vermeire, LCSW

AMee Vermeire is our Clinical Supervisor who overlooks and supports a team of master’s level clinicians that provide various services within each program of NHCC. She has her Master of Social Work degree from Illinois State University. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. AMee is an ardent supporter of equality rights and education for youth. AMee has been working with NHCC since 2011.

Certifications that AMee holds:
• White Bison Wellbrity
• Strengthening Familie

Residential Clinical Director
Gavin Dosil

Gavin Dosil is our Residential Clinical Director. Gavin excels working with clients receiving treatment for substance abuse and sexually maladaptive behaviors. Gavin graduated with his Master’s Degree from Arizona State University School of Social Work and is licensed through Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. As a native to Arizona, Gavin is passionate about giving back to the clients in the community and helping them gain insight and develop necessary skills to lead healthy lives after leaving NHCC. Gavin has been working with NHCC since 2012.

Certifications that Gavin holds:
• Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Provider - IATP
• Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN-1) Administration Certified
• Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN-1) Local Trainer
• White Bison Wellbrity
• Strengthening Families

Clinical Coordinator
Marlisa Radar

Marlisa Rader is a Clinical Coordinator with New Horizon Community Care overseeing Youth Mentoring and Family Preservation. Marlisa has her Master’s Degree in Family Therapy from Friends University and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Marlisa is passionate about seeing families build strong and healthy relationships with one another, as well as ensuring that children are provided with safe and nurturing environments to foster their physical, mental, emotional and social development. Marlisa has been working with NHCC since 2012.

Certifications that Marlisa holds:
• White Bison Wellbrity
• Strengthening Families

Clinical Coordinator
Amanda Roy

Amanda Roy is a Clinical Coordinator with New Horizon Community Care. She has her Masters in Psychology through Grand Canyon University. She has a natural inclination towards helping others; Amanda has been described as having “a calling to be a mother” -- not just as a support to her own children, but to others by utilizing those skills to guide and change clients’ lives through support and care. Amanda is compassionate about her role and doing her part in assisting others to make lasting change for generations. Amanda has been working with NHCC since 2013.

Certifications that Amanda holds:
• Strengthening Families

Clinical Coordinator
Tamara Tuia

Marlisa Rader is a Clinical Coordinator with New Horizon Community Care overseeing Youth Mentoring and Family Preservation. Marlisa has her Master’s Degree in Family Therapy from Friends University and is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Marlisa is passionate about seeing families build strong and healthy relationships with one another, as well as ensuring that children are provided with safe and nurturing environments to foster their physical, mental, emotional and social development. Marlisa has been working with NHCC since 2012.

Certifications that Marlisa holds:
• White Bison Wellbrity
• Strengthening Families

Clinical Coordinator
Autumn Jones-Ruiz

Autumn Jones-Ruiz is a Clinical Coordinator who oversees the Spirit Programming in the East Valley. Autumn graduated with her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling through University of Phoenix. Autumn’s primary practice is working in General Mental Health with an emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Autumn is compassionate about the healthy dynamics and relationships of a family and uses her skills to help clients with concerns related to self-worth to help uplift their spirits. Autumn has over 17 years of experience working in Behavioral Health; she has been with NHCC since 2017.

Certification that Autumn holds:
• Strengthening Families

Mindy Leon
Administrative Director

Mindy Leon is our Administrative Director overseeing all NHCC programs. Mindy utilizes her strong fiscal leadership and project management skills to ensure the top programs are running within NHCC. Mindy is responsible for the overall financial administration of NHCC and works closely with our CEO regarding operations, internal controls, and other issues influencing NHCC. Mindy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Mindy is an Arizona native devoted to giving back to her community by helping develop and advocate programming for community members in need. Mindy takes pride in creating strong, effective community relationships and has worked primarily with non-profit organizations. Mindy has been working with NHCC since 2006.
Tricia Bruns
HR Director

Tricia Bruns is our Human Resources Director with NHCC. Tricia brings her broad skills in human resource operations, organizational development, and employee relationships with over 16 years of Human Resource experience to the agency. Tricia is responsible for talent acquisition, employee development and engagement, and benefits. Tricia obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Human Resources with Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of Society of Human Resources (SHRM). Tricia has worked mostly with non-profit organizations with Human Resources and strives to provide a positive and encouraging culture for NHCC employees. She takes great care to help provide services for the community and shares the same zeal that staff have in supporting and uplifting those in need. Tricia has been working with NHCC since 2012.