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

Executive Director
(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.

Gina Machado

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.

Betty Ann Martinho

Director of Finance
(209) 526-1476 ext. 123

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.

Lori Schumacher

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. 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.

Taryn Muralt

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.

Carmen Wilson

Director of Operations
(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. In 2018, Carmen became the Director of Operations.