Executive Team

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Karen Gianuario  | Chief Executive Officer and Corporate 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.


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, LCSW  |   Executive Director, San Mateo County Region
Prior to assuming her position as Executive Director for Caminar in San Mateo, Tara began her career with Caminar in Solano County as a Program Director where she successfully managed two case management programs, leading to continued contract renewals and expansion of existing services. Soon after, she was promoted to the Director of Services position where she was responsible for the oversight of all Caminar case management programs and contracts in Solano County. 

Tara has extensive experience in advocacy and supporting Transitional Age Youth (TAY). She worked for more than a decade with Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA), where she served as the Deputy Director, Program Coordinator, and Case Supervisor. During that time, she supervised the Alameda County Group Homes Program. Tara was responsible for publishing 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 critical topics such as advocacy, education, employment preparation, foster youth rights, health, housing, and mental health services.  

Tara has been committed to serving our community through her 12 years of volunteerism as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with Alameda County CASA. She served as a CASA to four different foster youth and was featured in the award-winning documentary Drugging Our Kids, which was instrumental in legislative policy change regarding psychotropic medication utilization for foster children and continues to be used as a training tool nationwide. 

Tara, LCSW, 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. 


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Jim Buckner  |  Executive Director, Project Ninety
Jim joined the Project Ninety family as a Resident Manager in September of 2001. Over the subsequent years, Jim has held positions of increasing responsibility, demonstrating strong leadership and communication skills and developing an excellent understanding of Project Ninety’s operations. In March 2017, Jim was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Following the merger with Caminar, Jim was promoted to Executive Director of the Project Ninety division in June 2018.

A lifelong resident of San Mateo County, Jim’s passions are his family and ensuring those in need of treatment for addiction access quality care and support. He’s also an avid fan of local sports teams.


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.


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Julie Daul, LCSW  |  Director of Program Services, FCS Division
As Director of Program Services, Julie Daul has overall responsibility for FCS's portfolio of programs and services. In this role, she focuses on program development, quality assurance, financial management, clinical consultation, and staff supervision and evaluation. Julie has served as Director of Program Services since 1994. Prior to joining FCS, Julie was the director of the Family and Children’s Services division at Catholic Charities of San Mateo County. A licensed clinical social worker, Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Social Work from San Francisco State University.


Calleene Egan, MA  |  Regional Director of Social Enterprises
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.


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.


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Christopher Kughn, MA, 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.


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Michael Hutchinson, LMFT  |  Executive Director, FCS Division
Michael Hutchinson became executive director of the FCS division on November 1, 2017. Prior to joining Caminar, Michael served as Division Director, Quality Improvement and Data Standards for the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department, Substance Use Treatment Services. In this role, Michael was one of the chief architects of the 1115 Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System Waiver for Santa Clara County. Michael brings to Caminar more than three decades of experience in the behavioral health field and a profound commitment to increasing access to high quality, effective care.


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.


Harriet Pecot  |  Director of Development
As Director of Development, Harriet is a spokesperson and fundraiser for our mission and the different ways we work towards a healthier community.  After graduating from Kean University, she went on to do a stint in the Peace Corps in Chile, South America, where she worked with cottage industries and job creation.  She has spent years working with anti-poverty nonprofits including those addressing food insecurity and homelessness.  Harriet is passionate about reducing the stigma around mental and behavioral health issues and providing easier access to help and support.  When she is not working, she loves time outside hiking, cooking for friends and family, and knitting.


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.


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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. 


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Katherine Schwartz, LCSW  |  Executive Director, Olivos
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 Olivos division. 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.