Our Team

A Firm is Only as Strong as its Team

At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

...That is why we take great pride in the quality of our people.  Our team is committed to serving the long-term financial success of our clients. They also have the years of experience, work ethic, and commitment to get the job done.

We are, and will always be, driven by our fundamental belief that..."We succeed by doing what is right for our clients".

Let's have a discussion to identify the best options to reach your financial goals so you can enjoy your best future.

Our Team

Steven T. Duplain,CLTC®

Founder & Managing Director

888.482.4922

steven@humanitasadvisors.com

"My conviction is that we each have within us the ability to overcome any problem or difficulty that we may encounter in life. This inherent potential is a state of life characterized by limitless courage, wisdom, and compassion." 

Steven T. Duplain, Founder and Managing Director of Humanitas, is a native of Chicago, IL. Since his start in the financial services industry over 30 years ago, Steven has championed working with individuals and families, educating financial professionals, and guiding millennials and pre-retirees through life’s challenges with effective and personalized financial strategies. Steven is personally invested and genuinely committed to helping each client attain their dynamic life goals.

Outside of the office, Steven and his wife Charna enjoy horse riding, scuba diving, and water skiing.  For relaxation, they enjoy traveling, with Jamaica being their absolute favorite spot and Japan coming in a close second.

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Michael Tompkins

Regional Director

(888) 482-4922

michael@humanitasadvisors.com

Michael Tompkins, Regional Director with Humanitas Financial, has specialized in retirement planning for more than 12 years. Concentrated mainly in California, he is fully licensed in 10 states throughout the U.S. He specializes in working with affluent individuals, families, business owners and executives, professionals, Educators and their families. He assists them in creating and implementing personal savings and retirement strategies with the focus on minimizing taxes and stock market risk. He is considered a “safe money” retirement planner.

“My goal is to help my clients protect their assets, and earn competitive returns with little or no risk,” says Michael. “Success doesn’t just happen. You need a plan and a reliable advisor. I strive to build longstanding relationships with my clients, based on trust, integrity, and service because I want clients for life, not just sales for today. My work is extremely rewarding. It is gratifying to make a positive difference in my clients’ lives.”

Michael coordinates with other professionals, such as accountants and estate planning attorneys, to provide a full spectrum of services. He and his family currently reside in Thousand Oaks, CA.

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Trae Fauntleroy, MPA

Regional Director

(888) 482-4922

trae@humanitasadvisors.com

Trae Fauntleroy, Regional Director at Humanitas Financial, was born in Washington D.C and raised in Germantown, Maryland (Montgomery County). Trae started his public service in 1984 at the County Government in the Departments of Recreation and Corrections. For over 20 years, he has been active in the community through counseling, mentoring and community activism. After the unexpected passing of his mother, in 2005 Trae relocated to Southern California.

Over the past 15 years, Trae has helped hundreds of clients in the areas of Financial Services, Insurance, and Energy Consultation. He has a B.S and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University, and is completing his dissertation toward a Doctorate of Business Administration at Northcentral University.

Currently, he and his family reside In Menifee, CA. He is committed to helping people find better economic and financial solutions to ensure prosperity for his clients.

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Eve Cordero

Retirement Specialist

(888) 482-4922

eve@humanitasadvisors.com

Eve Cordero was born and raised in the Northern part of the Philippines.  At the age of 16, she migrated to Guam, a U.S. Territory in the Pacific.  She attended the University of Guam majoring in Business Management.

She moved to California in 1986.   Over the past ten years, Eve has guided hundreds of clients in the field of Insurance, Financial Services and Energy Consultation.  Presently, she resides in the Inland Empire dedicated to helping people prepare  for a more secure and comfortable financial future. Eve believes that you deserve a retirement where you don’t have to worry about running out of money, can take care of your loved ones, and are happy!!!

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Rosemarie Essl

Retirement Specialist

(888) 482-4922

rosemarie@humanitasadvisors.com

Originally from Stuttgart Germany, Rosemarie started her American life in Chicago and worked many years at Northwestern University and eventually at UCLA as a cancer Research Associate and then went into Biomedical Sales.

After retiring from her medical research career, she chose a career in Financial Services having learned the importance, first hand, of staying healthy and having a solid financial plan.

Having worked with Hartford, AAA, and Mutual of Omaha for many years she is proud to now be associated with Humanitas Financial.

Helping educators prepare for retirement is a privilege and honor.  Rosemarie feels strongly that "Educators are the Pillars of Society".

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Renee Miller

Retirement Specialist

(888) 482-4922

renee@humanitasadvisors.com

Renee has lived in California since the age of 5. Over the years she has provided services for battered women’s shelters and community career colleges, empowering young women in preparing for the work environment.

For the past fifteen years she has been in the Financial Services industry. She has worked with the Hartford Insurance Company, Automobile Club of Southern California, AIG, Ameritas, and now she has brought her considerable experience to Humanitas.

Renee has helped many families secure their financial futures with thorough planning using Life Insurance, Annuities, and other financial products. Her goal is to educate and counsel her clients to assist them in achieving financial security. Renee currently resides in Rancho Cucamonga, California and she stands ready to assist you with your financial needs.

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Gary Hicklin

Retirement Specialist

(888) 482-4922

gary.hicklin@humanitasadvisors.com

Gary is an experienced financial professional and retirement specialist with over 30 years of experience providing professional services in real estate, insurance, business management, and information technology. He specializes in working with educators, public employees, individuals, and families in the development of personalized financial plans and retirement pension reviews. He consults with retirees and pre-retirees to help them attain their financial, retirement, and estate planning goals. He is known among his clients as a solution-driven advisor with a keen eye for detail and a dedication to only recommending what will empower his clients to achieve their retirement goals. 

Gary has lived on the California Central Coast for over 25 years. He loves spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren who live nearby. He is an avid reader, golfer, handy-man, and surfer. 

Gary holds Life & Health insurance licenses with the state of California and serves as a Retirement Specialist with Humanitas Financial. Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. 

Jasu Prasad

Retirement Specialist

(888) 482-4922

jasu@humanitasadvisors.com

Jasu Prasad was Born in Fiji Islands and for over 33 years has resided in Elk Grove California where she currently lives with her family. She is a Retirement Specialist with Humanitas Financial and specializes in Retirement Plaining, Advance Directive, Will, Trust, Funeral Expense, Life and Health Insurance. She is also fully licensed in California, Nevada and Arizona. She has gained extensive knowledge from her experience of over 30 years. She has served as an Area Representative at Lincoln Heritage life Insurance Company and Golden Memorial Insurance Services, Fraternal Leader at Modern Woodmen of America and at UCD Medical Center.

Jasu helps individuals, businesses, and families plan for a secure financial future and protect their assets. She works with her clients to build long term relationships based on trust, integrity, and service.

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Richard Ochoa

Retirement Specialist

888.482.4922

richard@humanitasadvisors.com

A native of Los Angeles, CA, Richard Ochoa earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles. After a long and rewarding career as a social services professional, he decided to seek a different path that would afford him the opportunity to continue to assist in improving the lives of others.

Now, as a licensed financial professional and field underwriter, he helps clients find the proper financial instruments to fit their current goals, maintain their lifestyles and deliver long-term piece of mind.

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Diane Watson

Retirement Specialist

(888) 482-4922

diane@humanitasadvisors.com

Originally from New York City, Diane and her family currently reside in Rialto, CA. Over the past 20 years, Diane has helped hundreds of clients find meaningful and effective financial solutions. Her goal is to help clients prepare for and manage through the longest vacation they will ever have, Retirement. Diane’s commitment to find the best financial solutions for her clients is the driving force for her energy and passion.

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