Charles "Chip" Huggins, J.D.
Taylor Dial is the CFO of Caminar. Raised in New England, Taylor moved to California in the early 80's and began working in the then fledgling computer industry. After 20 years of working in software, hardware and Internet ventures, he made the jump to the non-profit world. At first providing training on financial and governance issues, and later as CEO of the first and largest privately funded non-profit housing trust in the nation. Taylor came to Caminar from Encompass Community Services in Santa Cruz, where he was CFO. Taylor is past Board Chair both of Community Leadership San Jose and Leadership Santa Cruz County, and currently Treasurer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County.
Karen Gianuario joined Caminar for Mental Health in September, 2013 as Senior Director of Business Development and Operations. She brings over 23 years of experience in the private, for-profit sector from her tenure at See’s Candies where she held positions of progressive management responsibility in the areas of procurement, operations, product and product line development. She served as the Director of Procurement for her final 10 years with the company.
John Moutoussamy is Caminar’s Human Resource Director. John is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management and holds a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. John brings over fifteen years of HR experience from both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. He has held director level positions in Human Resources management in the bio-tech, consulting and human services industries. With Caminar since 2009, John is responsible for all agency human resource functions including recruitment and staffing, benefits, classification and compensation, learning and development, employee relations, information management and leadership development. John joined Caminar from Accelcia Business Services, where he held the position of Director, Human Resource Services. At Accelcia, he provided best of class HR solutions from a “back office” outsourcing model, serving over 75 Bay Area client companies. Having also managed the HR function for two San Francisco based non-profits, he understands the unique challenges confronting non-profit organizations and relishes the opportunity to serve those who serve our community. John maintains memberships with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), World at Work, and the San Francisco and San Mateo Employers Advisory Councils.
Carolyn DeVoto joined Caminar in May, 2014 as the Director of Development. She is a Bay Area native currently living in San Francisco, a graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco and of Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Nonprofit Administration at University of San Francisco. Her career began in the for-profit sector as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Advertising Sales and Marketing at NAVTEQ Corporation in Chicago. In 2009, she moved back to California and started her non-profit career as the Development Assistant in the Alumni and Development Department at St. Ignatius College Prep. Carolyn was then promoted to Planned Giving Coordinator and served in that role for three years. During that time, she grew the Planned Giving Program through effective marketing, improving and expanding the estate planning materials available to alumni and other donors, and growing the size of their legacy society by 25% through new planned gift commitments to the school. She has gained extensive experience as a committee member and volunteer with nonprofit organizations such as Marin Ventures and The Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center. Two of Carolyn's three siblings were born with severe developmental disabilities, so she brings to Caminar a passion for serving people with all types of disabilities, including mental health issues.
Lori Kandels, MFT, MBA
James Wagner, LMFT
James Wagner is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. He has been in social services for over 20 years and began working for Caminar in 2009 as the Director of Services in San Mateo. In 2010 James became the Regional Executive Director for Caminar in Solano County and in his tenure has increased Caminar Solano programs by $1.3 million.
Prior to working for Caminar, James worked at various Bay Area non-profits in both direct service and management positions. He is inspired by the changes Caminar services make in our clients lives and strives to continue to provide quality community services that truly help our clients become independent. He currently lives in the Oakland Hills with his partner and beloved dogs where he also has a private psychotherapy practice.
Michael Schocket is the Director of the Jobs Plus Program at Caminar. Prior to becoming Director of Jobs Plus, Mr. Schocket has served in numerous leadership positions during his tenure at Caminar including Job Developer, Assistant Director, Director of a Residential Rehabilitation Program, and as a Mental Health Counselor. With his extensive leadership in managed health care, he has experience in working with health care providers, public hospitals, state agencies, county agencies, and outreach programs. Mr. Schocket has a far reaching knowledge of government administration, vocational counseling, sales and marketing, human resources, training, and public relations.
Mr. Schocket has a B.A. in Psychology from Cal State Hayward and is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. He currently resides in Redwood Shores.