Leadership Spotlight: Chris Kughn
NOMV's newest Board Member, Chris Kughn, has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Buckelew Programs, a mental health nonprofit serving the San Francisco Bay Area, since May 2019.
Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private nonprofit behavioral health care systems. Before moving to Buckelew, Chris served as Executive Director of Solano County for Caminar, Inc., where he focused on building strong partnerships with all stakeholders through transparency, trust and collaboration. Prior to joining Caminar, Chris served as Division Director of Adult and Older Adult Services, among other management positions in behavioral health with the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services.
Chris's passion for this work began as a licensed therapist serving adults, children and families in the juvenile justice, crisis stabilization and adult homeless systems. Chris earned a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. degree in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Chris lives in Marin County with his wife, two children, and rescue Pit Bull. He is an avid cyclist who is looking forward to participating in the Race Around the World.