Get to know the people who are putting CalABLE to work for you.
Dante Allen is responsible for directing the launch and operations of CalABLE. Prior to joining CalABLE, Mr. Allen had a leadership role with the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity where he developed communications strategies to promote the concepts related to the social determinants of health. He also served as a key advisor to the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity, the State's senior executive addressing disparities and health inequities. Mr. Allen also served in senior communications roles at the Chevron Corporation, the St. Joseph Health System, and Kaiser Permanente, where he served as the President of the Kaiser Permanente Association for Employees with Disabilities Business Resource Group. This group served as a networking, mentoring and advisory group for Kaiser’s 150,000 national employees.
A lifelong Californian, Mr. Allen received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s degree at The University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication.
Carrie Fisher Stone
Since 2016, Carrie Fisher Stone has supported the implementation and administration of CalABLE. She also develops and oversees outreach strategy and communications. Ms. Fisher Stone began her career in the investment management industry in 1996, working first for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), followed by the Capital Group Companies. She later held positions in higher education administration for the UC Davis Office of the Chancellor and Provost and UC Davis Graduate School of Management. When her young son with autism failed to receive appropriate supports in his public school, Ms. Fisher Stone’s career took a detour into elementary education and nonprofit management, as she helped establish a private nonprofit elementary school.