The Senior Leadership team at Center for Human Services is responsible for carrying out the agency’s mission, vision and values. They provide guidance and leadership over Center for Human Services’ programs, administration, finance and communications and development departments.
Meet Our Team
Cindy Duenas, MFT
(209) 526-1476 ext. 124
Cindy has been with the Center since 1997 and first held the position of Program Director until assuming the role of Executive Director in January 2010. She brings strong leadership skills and expertise in strategic planning and program development to her role with the agency. She is employed and supervised by the volunteer Board of Directors who acts as the governing body of Center for Human Services.
(209) 526-1476 ext. 128
Kathryn came to the Center for Human Services (CHS) in 1987. She has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, Business Administration and Operations. Kathryn is responsible for oversight of the CHS Administration, Information Technology and Human Resources Departments. She provides training and consultation to CHS supervisors, handles personnel matters and provides leadership in fostering a positive, safe and inclusive work environment.
Director of Development and Communications
(209) 526-1476 ext. 167
Gina joined CHS as a volunteer in 2001 and, in 2008, joined our Board of Trustees. During her career at CHS she’s worked in Fund Development as a Capital Campaign Liaison, Corporate Giving Officer and Major Gifts Officer. Gina has a BA in Business Administration as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and over 15 years of banking, finance, sales and development experience. Gina has a strong passion for the work CHS does throughout Stanislaus County helping children and families. Outside of CHS, she has served on boards of several local nonprofits and been a member of the Modesto Rotary Club.
Rosemary McFadden, LMFT
Program Director – Behavioral Health
(209) 526-1476 ext. 156
Rosemary became employed at Center for Human Services in 2000. Rosemary began her career here as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and was promoted quickly to Program Coordinator and Associate Director in May 2005. Rosemary has over 17 years experience in top Management positions. Rosemary has served as chair of our Cultural Competency Committee and Trainer for the California Brief Multicultural Competency Scale. Her deep concern for our youth and families and her ability to work with a diverse group of people makes Rosemary a wonderful asset to our organization.
Program Director – Regional Services
(209) 526-1476 ext. 125
Lori came to CHS in 1997. Lori oversees CHS’ Regional program services, Workforce Development programs, and the Father Involvement program. Lori forms part of CHS’ Senior Leadership Team. She has a Bachelor’s Degree and over thirty-five (35) years experience in the human services and criminal justice field. Lori is CHS’ lead for the Strengthening Families Initiative and a member of the county’s Child Abuse Prevention Board, and CAPC Professional Development and Policies/Systems workgroups.
Program Director – Youth Services
(209) 526-1476 ext. 127
Taryn came to Center for Human Services in 1999 as Student Assistance Program Manager. She joined CHS having 20 years of experience in the non-profit world. Taryn oversees CHS Shelter Services; Hutton House, our runaway and homeless teen shelter and Pathways, our residential program for homeless youth between the ages of 18-21. In addition, she oversees our Youth Services department, which provides intervention, prevention and diversion services on school campuses and community settings. Taryn has strong managerial skills and is a positive role model for youth and the staff she supervises.
Director of Finance
(209) 526-1476 ext. 122
Carmen joined Center for Human Services in 2014 as Director of Finance. Carmen is a CPA and brings over 20 years of experience serving nonprofit, government, and corporate clients during her public accounting career. Carmen believes that accurate and timely financial information, that users can understand, helps our program staff and leadership serve our community more effectively.