Charles "Chip" Huggins, J.D.
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.
Karen and her husband Bob, both born and raised in the Bay Area, have raised 2 kids – Richard, 22 and Rachel, 20.
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.
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.