Leadership Team

Kay D. Toran, President/Chief Executive Officer

As the President and CEO of Volunteers of America Oregon, Kay Toran provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the social services organization, which improves the lives of Oregon’s children, families, and seniors through high-quality services. Kay joined the organization in July 1999 after serving six years as the Director of the State Office for Services to Children and Families, Oregon’s child protective services agency.  She previously held the position of Oregon’s Administrator of Purchasing.  Under Governor Atiyeh, she served as an assistant and the state’s Director of Affirmative Action.  Kay received her Bachelors degree from the University of Portland and Masters of Social Work degree from Portland State University and currently serves on the Boards of Oregon Community Foundation, Providence Health and Services, and University of Portland Board of Regents. She has been recognized by the state and other organizations for her service and leadership, receiving the Governor Victor Atiyeh Leadership in Education Award from Concordia University, the White Rose Award from the March of Dimes; the Astra Award for Excellence from the International Astra Society; the Nohad Toulan Urban Pioneer Award from Portland State University; Alumna of the Year from Portland State University; CEO of the Year Award from the Portland Business Journal; and the Equal Opportunity Award from the Urban League of Portland. Mayor Sam Adams has proclaimed August 19th as a Day of Appreciation for Kay Toran. In May 2012, Kay received an honorary doctorate from the University of Portland.


Glenn W. Fung, Chief Financial Officer

Joining Volunteers of America Oregon in March 2008, Glenn Fung provides critical financial oversight and counsel in the management of Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, and Information Technology. Glenn also maintains ongoing relationships with the organization’s CPA firm, its attorneys, insurance brokers, bankers and government agencies and acts as a liaison to the National office of Volunteers of America and to the Board Finance Committee. Prior to joining Volunteers of America, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Girl Scouts Columbia River Council and as Director of Finance and Technology--Alzheimer Association, Oregon Chapter. Glenn earned a BS in Business Administration from Portland State University and since then, his extensive career background has been focused on providing positive and innovative support to both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Alisha Moreland-Capuia, M.D., Chief Medical Director

Alisha Moreland-Capuia is the newly appointed chief medical director for Volunteers of America (VOA) Oregon. She has a track record for leading and implementing programs that improve public health, such as *Healing Hurt People (HHP) Portland, a national violence prevention program, is also the director of the Avel Gordly Center for Healing, and an assistant professor of psychiatry at OHSU. With a fierce commitment to her Pacific Northwest roots, Dr. Moreland holds several distinct honors among them being the first African American native Oregonian to become a board certified psychiatrist. She earned a B.S. from Stanford University, an M.D. from George Washington University and completed her training in psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

*HHP Portland is a partnership between Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Inc. and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

Trish Hamilton—Director of Development  and Communications


Trish Hamilton oversees the agency’s fundraising and development efforts as well as its communication and public relations.  She and her staff build relationships with individuals and organizations that provide philanthropic support of Volunteers of America Oregon’s programs. She has worked as a development professional for over 18 years in Portland.  Prior to joining VOA, Trish served as Director of Development for PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs and managed the corporate support department at Oregon Public Broadcasting.  Trish earned her MBA at Portland State University and her Bachelor’s degree at Macalester College.  She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. 


Carey Caldwell – Director of Human Resources

As Human Resources Director, Carey is responsible for the successful, efficient, and effective delivery of HR services to the organization.  Carey’s charge is to work with VOA Oregon’s leadership, management and staff to develop and maintain a high-performing culture that emphasizes employee involvement, quality of service, and high standards of excellence.  Carey will also lead an effort to ensure a diverse and culturally responsive workforce which makes for a stronger, more effective, mission-driven organization. Carey received his BS from the University of Oregon in 1987 and his JD from the University of Washington School of Law in 1991.  Prior to joining the agency, Carey served as Human Resources Manager for Oregon Food Bank and as Compensation and Benefits Manager for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. 

Laurie Hoyt Huffman, LPC, Director – Addictions Prevention and Treatment Programs

Laurie Huffman joined Volunteers of America in 2007 and currently serves as Division Director of Treatment and Prevention Services. Laurie oversees programs that include addiction treatment for drug court and prison reentry, problem gambling treatment and prevention, outpatient treatment and community-based prevention services for youth and families. Laurie has extensive management, clinical and research experience in health and social services. In June, 2013, she completed a two-year Nonprofit Executive Leadership program at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. She holds an M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology, an LPC license, and has completed post-graduate certificate programs in management, addiction treatment, project management, mediation and biomedical ethics.



Director – Public Safety Programs
position vacant


  Elizabeth Sherman  - Director  of Children and Family Programs

Elizabeth Sherman has led services for families at Volunteers of America Oregon for over 19 years. She managed programs for families with Child Welfare involvement, strengthening parenting and facilitating reunification. She has also directed our partnership with Home Forward Public Housing to prevent substance abuse and promote healthy lifestyles and academic success among youth and families at five sites. She is currently completing a two-year Nonprofit Executive Leadership program at the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.