The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry welcomes three individuals — (Top to bottom) Melisa Caminata, Mynor Aragon and Charleen Yson to the school’s Office of Development. They will work together with the development team to continue the school’s fundraising efforts.
As the annual fund manager, Aragon oversees unrestricted support of the school, reunion giving and fundraising for the campaign. He has seven years of experience in higher education, most recently as head of the parent giving program for University of the Pacific in Stockton. Previously, he managed major gift prospects and reunion giving at University of San Francisco’s law school. Aargon holds a bachelor’s degree in politics, a master’s degree in non-profit administration and an MBA—all from University of San Francisco.
Caminata serves as a development officer and will focus on identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts in the $5,000 to $25,000 range. She spent the last three years leading the reunion giving program at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Born and raised in Stockton, Caminata earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Sacramento State University and started her fundraising career there as a student caller.
Yson is the team’s administrative assistant. She has been a receptionist in the school’s dental clinic for the past two years. Prior to working for the school, she was an administrative assistant at California Pacific Medical Center.