Chris Kughn
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Kughn, L.M.F.T. joined Buckelew Programs in May of 2019 as Chief Executive Officer with more than 20 years of experience in the public and private nonprofit behavioral health care systems. Most recently, 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. His 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 a M.A. degree in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

He lives in Marin County with his wife and two children and is an avid cyclist.

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