Charles 'Chip' Huggins, J.D. | Chief Executive Officer
Chip Huggins is CEO of Caminar for Mental Health and 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, 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 was CEO of the San Francisco Chocolate Company, a social enterprise company owned by the California Autism Foundation. 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.
Karen Gianuario | Chief Operating Officer
Karen Gianuario joined Caminar for Mental Health 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. She served as the Director of Procurement for her final 10 years with the company.
Richard Gordon | Government Relations Officer
Richard Gordon joined Caminar in a newly formed executive position in January 2017. As Government Relations Officer, Mr. Gordon, who recently completed 24 years in elected office, including three terms representing the 21st and 24th Assembly Districts (San Francisco Peninsula/Silicon Valley), will lead initiatives to support Caminar’s growth in San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County.
Mr. Gordon began his career in youth services, developing innovative programs to build protective factors against homelessness, delinquency, and other sources of psychological trauma for teens in high-risk environments. Mr. Gordon brought this depth of knowledge of issues affecting youth and families to the San Mateo County Board of Education, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and State Legislature. Due to term limits, Mr. Gordon’s 24 years of continuous service in elected office ended in November, 2016.
Over the years, Mr. Gordon has served on the Boards of Directors of several organizations, including the Redwood City Chamber of Commerce, Child Advocacy Council, and Rebuilding Together Peninsula, and on advisory committees of such organizations as the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula and Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley (FCS), which completed its merger with Caminar in January.
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.
Ayako Fukudome, CPA | Director of Finance and Accounting
Ayako is the Director of Finance and Accounting for Caminar for Mental Health and oversees its Accounting and Finance operations. Ayako brings over 16 years of diverse experience in leading accounting, finance and tax teams in both nonprofit and for profit organizations. Prior to joining Caminar, she was the controller for other Bay Area nonprofits including San Francisco Symphony and Girl Scouts of Northern California. She was also a senior manager at Seiler LLP, a local CPA firm serving philanthropists, business owners and local businesses in various industries. She is committed to helping the community she lives in and has served on the board at local nonprofits such as San Mateo Nippon Gakuyen School and AchieveKids for children with emotional and developmental disabilities. She is a CPA and holds Master in Accountancy and Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.
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.
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.
Ann K. Rawley, PhD | Director of Quality Improvement
A licensed psychologist for twenty years, Dr. Rawley 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.
Dr. Rawley 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.
Dr. Rawley 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.
Lynn Groff, M.A., LPCC | Director of Residential Services, San Mateo County
Lynn is the Director of Residential Services for Caminar for Mental Health and 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 shelter, day treatment for children and adolescents, intensive residential treatment for youth, and as a school counselor. She holds a Master in Counseling degree and is licensed as a LPCC. Lynn has a passion for providing quality care, quality staff and creating a “home-like” environment for residents to have a safe place to grow and gain support in furthering their recovery.
Christopher Kughn, M.A., MFT | Executive Director, Solano County Region
Christopher Kughn is a Executive Director at Caminar for Mental Health. Chris joins 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 MA in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Tara Beckman, MSW | Director of Services, Solano County Region
Tara Beckman, is the Director of Services for the Solano region at Caminar for Mental Health. 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 pertaining to advocacy, education, employment preparation, foster youth rights, health, housing, mental health services, etc. 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 MSW with an emphasis in Community Mental Health from California State University, East Bay.
Joan Dohina | Director of Human Resources
Joan Dohina 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 brings with her 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.
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.
Michael Schocket | Co-Director of Jobs Plus San Mateo, Solano, Butte and San Francisco Counties
Michael Schocket is the Co-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.
Jerry Dattilo | Co-Director of Jobs Plus Employment and Vocational Services
Jerry Dattilo has been working with Caminar for over 18 years. As co-director of Caminar Jobs Plus, 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 Degree from Chico State University and is currently working toward a Master Degree in Public Administration at San Jose State University.
Calleene Egan, M.A. | Regional Director of Social Enterprise
Calleene Egan joined Caminar in 2012. Calleene began her career with Caminar 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 assures 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 & 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.
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