Charles 'Chip' Huggins, JD | Chief Executive Officer
CEO Chip Huggins is a strategic, visionary leader with valuable experience in the non-profit and for-profit industries. He believes strongly in the importance of accountability, transparency and demonstrative impact as non-profits accomplish their mission. As a lifelong resident of the Bay Area, Chip has been committed to serving our community for decades. He has held Board leadership roles in non-profit organizations such as Peninsula Community Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Coyote Point Museum (now known as CuriOdyssey), Guardsmen, Portola Valley School Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Easter Seals Society. In 2002, he was named the San Mateo County Volunteer of the Year.
In addition, Chip has extensive experience in the for-profit sector. From 1980 to 2002, he worked for See's Candies, Inc. in progressively more responsible positions, ending his tenure as General Manager, Director of Purchasing. From See's, Chip moved to Joseph Schmidt Confections, where he served as President and CEO until 2005. In 2005, Chip joined the San Francisco Chocolate Company, a social enterprise company owned by the California Autism Foundation, as CEO. In 2006, Chip was recruited to the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties as CEO. He joined Caminar as CEO in 2009.
Deborah Barrow, MS, LMFT | Director of Case Management, San Mateo County Region
Deborah joined the management team in 2008. As Director of Case Management, Deborah oversees our community-based case management programs in San Mateo County. Prior to joining Caminar, Deborah provided direct client services throughout San Francisco and Marin counties for individuals affected by mental illness, trauma, substance abuse, homelessness, life threatening illness, and complicated grief and loss issues.
Since leaving administrative work in the for-profit and government arenas in 1994, Deborah has dedicated herself to providing vital services to the underserved in our communities through not-for-profit programs committed to quality of life and mental health issues. She has worked in hospitals, schools, and outpatient clinic settings, as well as in the community on an Older Adult Crisis Response team. She has extensive experience as a member of multidisciplinary teams, providing both direct client services and leadership.
Deborah earned her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Tara Beckman, MSW | Director of Services, Solano County Region
Tara joined the Caminar team in 2013 after a decade with Alameda County CASA, where she served as the Deputy Director, Program Coordinator, and Case Supervisor. As Deputy Director, she was responsible for the development and implementation of strategic planning, development of policies and procedures, and overseeing contracts. As the Project Coordinator for the Alameda County Group Homes Program, she published the Alameda County CASA: Group Homes Project Report, which includes recommendations for policy change and system improvements for transitional age youth. She also published the Guide to Independent Living for Transitional Age and Emancipated Foster Youth. This 214-page guide includes resources on such critical topics as advocacy, education, employment preparation, foster youth rights, health, housing, and mental health services.
Tara has been committed to serving our community through her 13 years of volunteerism as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with Alameda County CASA. She has been a CASA to four different foster youth and was recently featured in the award-winning documentary Drugging Our Kids, which was instrumental in legislative policy change and continues to be used as a training tool nationwide.
Tara is a graduate of the University of Memphis and earned her Master of Social Work, with an emphasis in Community Mental Health, from California State University, East Bay.
Alex Cheung, CPA, MBA | Director of Finance & Accounting
Alex oversees Caminar’s finance and accounting operations. Alex brings to the organization expertise managing complex financial reporting, including the development and implementation of internal controls and procedures that comply with stringent funder requirements. A Certified Public Accountant, Alex most recently served as assistant controller for the Presidio Trust, where he provided leadership in overseeing a budget in excess of $90M. Prior to his tenure at the Presidio Trust, Alex worked in progressively senior roles in the finance departments of BroadVision, Golden Gate University, and the California Culinary Institute. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University
Jerry Dattilo | Co-Director, Jobs Plus Employment and Vocational Services
Jerry Dattilo has been working with Caminar for over 18 years. As Co-Director of the Jobs Plus Program, he oversees all job coaching, assessments, and fee-for-service programs. Prior to joining Caminar, Jerry worked as a fundraising director and sales representative for various companies. Jerry has a Bachelor of Science from Chico State University and is currently working toward a Master of Public Administration at San Jose State University.
Joan Dohina | Director of Human Resources
Joan is a human resources professional with over a decade of experience working in various industries, the majority of which are non-profit human services agencies. Prior to joining Caminar, Joan was part of the Human Resources team at Momentum for Mental Health for eight years. Joan has extensive experience in employee relations, benefits management, employee development, legal compliance and workplace safety. She has a proven track record working with all employees at different levels and with varying backgrounds. Joan is dedicated to supporting Caminar's mission through the efforts of the Human Resources department.
Calleene Egan, MA | Regional Director of Social Services
Calleene began her career with Caminar in 2012, working hands-on in employment services and firmly believes that empowerment is derived from employment. She is passionate about ensuring the best service delivery and that the consumer is always put first. She brings experience in effectively managing city, county, and state contracts; successfully supporting efforts for Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) re-accreditation; and identifying and developing strategic partnerships that further support programs to flourish. Calleene received her Master’s degree from Pepperdine University, with a focus on social enterprise. Her experience also involves businesses that address social issues, providing individuals with opportunities to improve the community through the sale of services/items in which the profit is reinvested back into the business.
Karen Gianuario | Chief Operating Officer
Karen Gianuario joined the organization in September 2013 as Senior Director of Business Development and Operations. She brings over 25 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. Karen served as the Director of Procurement for her final 10 years with the company.
Steven Gilbert, BSEE, MSEE | Director of Information Technology
Steven Gilbert, BSEE, MSEE, joined Caminar in 1996 as Director of Information Technology. He brings experience as a senior avionics system engineer at General Dynamics, and as a computer sales and service company founder and owner. Steven is also the developer and co-owner of Caminar Software Inc., a behavioral healthcare electronic health record and claims software company that was founded in 1996, grew to nationwide prominence, and eventually sold in 2009. Steven continues to consult as the primary developer for the Caminar Software product, which still serves as Caminar's electronic health record and practice management software. He has extensive experience in Microsoft Windows networks, including deploying Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, Remote Desktop Host, Threat Management Gateway, Active Directory Federation, and Active Directory Rights Management servers.
Steven has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.
Lynn Groff, MA, LPCC | Director of Residential Services, San Mateo County Region
Lynn oversees the Crisis Residential Program, Redwood House, and the two transitional housing programs, Hawthorne House and Eucalyptus House. Lynn joined Caminar in 2010.
Lynn has worked in various agencies in the human services field, including several non-profit programs for homeless youth shelters, day treatment for children and adolescents, and intensive residential treatment for youth. She also worked as a school counselor. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and is licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Lynn has a passion for providing quality care and quality staff and for creating a home-like environment where residents have a safe place to grow and gain support in furthering their recovery.
Crysta Krames | Director of Community Partnerships/Development
Crysta began her career in the 1990s at Chicago's Jane Addams Hull House. Challenged by the social inequities and complications faced by the inner city teens on her caseload, she went on to receive her Masters of Public Administration degree in California and to transition professionally into leadership roles in advocacy and economic viability. Crysta has raised more than $3 million dollars in private funding from the community over her tenure with FCS. She serves on the Boards of the Los Altos Community Foundation and Los Altos Rotary Club, and is a Paul Harris Fellow through Rotary International. Any free time is spent managing the schedules of her teenagers, exercising their athletic dog, and traveling.
Christopher Kughn, M.A., MFT | Executive Director, Solano County Region
Chris joined the Caminar team after more than a decade of service for the County of Marin, where he served as a Division Director, a Mental Health Unit Supervisor, and the Supervisor of Psychiatric Emergency Services. As a division director, he led and managed the Adult and Older Adult System of Care for Marin County Mental Health and Substance Use Services, as well as oversaw and was responsible for the direct service provision and contract management. Prior to that, he supervised the Odyssey team, a full service partnership case management team that serves people who are homeless and mentally ill.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and earned a Master of Arts in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Maryanne McGlothlin | Director of Grants and Communication
As Director of Grants and Communications, Maryanne is responsible for corporate and foundation grants, contract proposals, agency marketing and communications, and coordination of special projects. Maryanne received a Bachelors of Arts in Literature and a Masters of Science in Communication Studies. She spent a year of her undergraduate education studying in London and attending theatrical performances as often as she could. A devoted volunteer, Maryanne is a longtime project leader for HandsOn Bay Area, through which she coordinates groups of community volunteers for local organizations, and coordinates a monthly world affairs book discussion group for the Wold Affairs Council's International Forum. She is honored to have received the Fueling the Fire of Hope Award from Project READ Redwood City and a Jefferson Award Certificate of Excellence.
Diana Neiman | Executive Director, FCS Division
Diana served as CEO of FCS from 2011 through 2016. Following the merger of FCS and Caminar in January, 2017, Diana became the Executive Director of the FCS Division. In this role, Diana directs the operation of the division's programs and services and oversees the integration process with Caminar. Diana brought to FCS more than twenty years of management experience in high tech, including tenures at Applied Materials, Apple, and Sun Microsystems. Diana was one of the founding board members of Bullis Charter School in Los Altos and served as treasurer of the school's foundation. She was a Fellowship Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) and is currently a member of the Los Altos Rotary Club.
Ann K. Rawley, PhD | Director of Quality Improvement
A licensed psychologist for twenty years, Ann directed residential, outpatient, and day treatment programs for ten years and has provided supervision and training as clinical or clinical services director for three Bay Area agencies. She has led diverse multidisciplinary teams including rehabilitation specialists, psychotherapists, case managers, addiction counselors, psychiatrists, nurses and social workers.
Ann previously provided individual and family psychotherapy at a private pay integrated medical and behavioral health center serving people affected by physical illnesses as well as mental health issues and/or substance abuse. She has extensive individual, group, and assessment direct service experience in hospital, residential, crisis line, shelter, outpatient clinic and independent practice settings.
Ann presented her research on biopsychosocial assessment at an annual American Psychiatric Association conference and was a founding member of the California Psychology Internship Council Board of Directors. She values strength-based therapeutic relationships and collaborating to meet goals using a variety of effective modalities.
Michael Schocket | Co-Director, Jobs Plus San Mateo, Solano, Butte, and San Francisco Counties
Prior to becoming Director of Jobs Plus, Michael served in numerous leadership positions during his tenure at Caminar, including Job Developer, Assistant Director, Director of a Residential Rehabilitation Program, and Mental Health Counselor. With his extensive leadership experience in managed health care, he has experience in working with health care providers, public hospitals, state agencies, county agencies, and outreach programs. Michael has a far-reaching knowledge of government administration, vocational counseling, sales and marketing, human resources, training, and public relations.
Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cal State Hayward and is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner.
Katherine Schwartz, LCSW | Executive Director, San Mateo County Region
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Katherine has more than 20 years of experience providing intensive, community-based mental health and social services for youth and their families. Katherine, who joined Caminar in June 2017, oversees the organization’s programs in San Mateo County. She brings to Caminar expertise in delivering and supervising evidence-based Wraparound, Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Intensive Treatment Foster Care, Mobile Crisis, and Intensive Clinical Case Management services. Previously, Katherine served in executive and program leadership roles at Aldea Children & Family Services and Seneca Family of Agencies. She earned a Master of Social Work from Simmons College