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Caminar is governed by a Board of Directors who oversees the Chief Executive Officer.

Board of Directors

Ned MathesEdward Mathes, Esq.
Board President
Attorney

Ned joined the Caminar board in 2008. He is a 2001 graduate of the Santa Clara University of Law, and has been focusing on healthcare business ventures, contracts, and other special healthcare projects. With previous experience as an associate attorney at Nossaman, Gunther, Knox, & Elliot, LLP, Ned brings his great experience to the Caminar board. 




Dennis PantanoDennis Pantano
Board Co-Vice President
President, Pantano Properties

Dennis, a Caminar Board member since 2009, is President of Pantano Properties in San Mateo, holds a CA State Brokers License, and is a Certified Residential Specialist and a member of the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers. With 35 years of experience, he has been a Commissioner on the San Mateo County Assessment Appeal Board since 2004 and has served 9 years on the CA and San Mateo County Assoc. of Realtors Boards. Dennis, founder of “Books for Kids” program, helps fund books for local elementary schools. He received the “Golden Apple” award from the Redwood City/San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Resolutions Award and State of CA Senate Award for his contribution to local educational systems. 


Lori PaulinLori Paulin
Board Co-Vice President

Enterprise Account Director (EAD) at SuccessFactors

Lori was recruited by Hewlet-Packard from college and held a variant of leadership positions within the company.  Lori ran the Key Talent Programs for the top 1% of the VPs and Directors globally within HP, this strategy accelerated competitive leadership capabilities through cost-effective, innovative learning and performance solutions and experiences.  Lori currently works for SuccessFactors and is the face of their EAD program.  She holds an MBA from Indiana University, and a double degree B.S. /B.A. from the University of San Francisco in Biology and Sociology.  She is an active community volunteer in numerous agencies such as Ronald McDonald House, Make a Wish Foundation, Home Away from Homelessness, and the Cancer Society.  In addition to serving on the Caminar Board since January 2010, she has also been listed in Who’s Who among American Woman for over 17 years, and was named the 2012/2013 National Association of Professional Women of the Year.




Suzan Getchell-Wallace
Board Secretary
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Fahey Properties, Inc.

Suzan is a lifelong coast-side resident and Realtor for over 30 years.  In 2013 she was elected President of the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS® Foundation (SAMCAR) and is a consistent SAMCAR award winner.  Suzan has been on Caminar's board since September 2013 and currently serves as Board Secretary.



Richard D. Van Doren, Jr.
Board Treasurer

CFO, Marcato Capital

Rich joined the Caminar board in early 2011 and brings a wide range of expertise in investment management. Previously, Rich has been the CFO at Cannell Capital LLC. He has also been a Member and Trustee of the Hartland Trust Company, and the Accounting and Finance Manager at EXP Systems, Inc., a software technology company. Rich received his B.S. degree in Finance from the USF McLaren College of Business, Vice President Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He currently resides in Hillsborough with his wife and two children.


Lia Kison
Board Member

Nurse Administrator

Lia is a retired nurse administrator and graduated summa cum laude from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing while raising six children.  Her career centered on the field of geriatrics, including administration of day care, home care, residential and skilled nursing.  As a Legal Nurse Consultant, she assessed care and services given to elders as related to established standards of care.  She lives in Benicia, Solano County and was born and raised in Canada.

Her strong personal interests in mental health and illness arises from familial relationships with four members living with schizophrenia. 




Marie KoerperMarie Koerper
Board Member

Community Leader

Marie is an engaged community mental health advocate and a past President of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) San Mateo County where she served seven years on the board.  Marie has served in advisory roles for San Mateo County Community College District and San Francisco State University and is currently a NAMI CA Advisor.  She also worked as an Administrator for San Jose Unified School District, Nutrition and Food Services Division. Marie received her MPA, concentration Public Affairs, from Notre Dame de Namur University and B.S. Nutritional Science from San Jose State University. She is a member the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley and the World Affairs Council Northern CA. 



Karen McCownKaren McCown
Board Member
Founding Chairperson, Six Seconds

Karen joined the Board in 2011 and is a founder of the Nueva School in Hillsborough, where she published Self-Science, her visionary emotional intelligence curriculum. She is dedicated to Synpase, which she hopes will become a model for future schools. She is the Chairperson and Co-Founder of Six Seconds, a non-profit that offers training and materials on emotional intelligence. Karen has presented at several symposia and conferences and has served on a broad range of trustee and adviosry boards for social, emotional and mental health issues. In 1981, she was named educator of the year by the California Association of the Gifted. She attended Stanford University, and earned a Master's degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Karen resides in Portola Valley with her husband, George - co-founder and managing director of McCown De Leeuw & Company, Menlo Park and New York City.


Steve PorterPorter_Steve

Board Member

Founder and Chief Operating Officer, FCE Benefit Administrators, Inc.

Steve Porter is the founder of FCE Benefit Administrators, Inc. (FCE), a Bay Area fringe-benefit administrator that has guided top US defense contractors through the challenging prevailing-wage legislation.  FCE is the leading administrator serving government contractors subject to the Davis Bacon and Service Contract Acts. Steve works with these contractors to ensure that their employee populations receive a maximum benefit-value within the mandated fringe budget.  He helped stabilize federal projects in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Marshall Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Antarctica. Among the 250 corporations that comprise FCE’s business are several Javits-Wagner-O’Day companies that provide employment opportunities to disabled Americans and service-disabled veterans. A native of Alabama, Steve graduated from Troy University and moved to northern California where he gained recognition as an accomplished real-estate developer.  He remains active in property development, such as his recent purchase and renovation of the historic Highland Dell Lodge, Monte Rio, California.  Steve and his family reside in San Mateo.


Ted_Robinson_160-4Ted Robinson
Board Member
Sportscaster for the San Francisco 49ers, NBC and NBC Sports Network

Ted is the radio voice of the San Francisco 49ers, lead play by play voice for the Pac-12 Network and in his second decade as tennis and Olympics play-by-play announcer for NBC.





Ted StinsonTed Stinson
Board Member

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Quantum

Ted is the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Quantum. His professional experience with a number of leading Silicon Valley technology companies is complemented by his commitment to community engagement with a focus on mental health and education.  Ted has served as the Chair of the San Francisco Mental Health Board and as a Board Member of Community Vocational Enterprises in San Francisco.  He holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.  He and his family reside in Menlo Park.




Carol Whitfield
Board Member
Community Leader

Carol Whitfield has a proven and successful track record in the high technology industry, driving 2 IPO’s in the enterprise application software industry:  Consilium (CSIM, acquired by Applied Materials) where she was a founder and Promis Systems (PRMS, acquired by Brooks Automation) where she was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Carol began her career at Intel Corporation where she held a number of senior positions in planning and material management.  Her experience includes executive positions in sales, marketing, corporate planning and field operations.  Carol served on the board of Red Pepper Software that was acquired by PeopleSoft. Serving on the board of the Family Services Agency, Carol helped raise millions for their capital campaign.  She has also served on the board of the Palo Alto Hills Country Club.  Carol holds an undergraduate degree from Oxford University.



Michelle Leu Zaccone
Board Member
Attorney


Michelle grew up in Taiwan and came to the States to pursue a law degree from Santa Clara University.  A former partner with leading Bay Area firm, Carr McClellan, Michelle followed her entrepreneurial heart to open a solo practice in July 2012 and specializes in real estate and construction law.  In her extensive experience, she has advised and counseled clients on transactions, dispute resolution and litigation.  Michelle is based in Burlingame, and is a licensed real estate broker with a LEED® AP Building Design & Construction designation.








Advisory Committee

Margaret Taylor
Committee Member
Director, San Mateo County Health Department (retired)

Margaret Taylor is the retired Director of the San Mateo County Health Department.  She founded both a local health plan and a children's health insurance program.  She is a current member of the Board of Regents for Santa Clara University.  She serves on the Boards of Sutter Mills-Peninsula Health Services/Palo Alto Medical Foundation and several non-profit organizations.






Policies

Accounting Records Retention Policy

Compensation Policy

Conflict of Interest Statement

Grievance Report

Whistleblower Policy