Leadership Team

 Kay D. Toran, President/Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Kay D. Toran has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Volunteers of America Oregon (VOAOR) since July, 1999. In this role, Ms. Toran provides overall leadership and strategic direction for this human services non-profit.  VOAOR provides services to children and families, single adults and to the frail elderly.  Our services include early childhood; domestic violence solutions; treatment for substance abuse disorders and gambling addiction; prisoner re-entry and adult day services for the elderly.  VOAOR also runs social enterprise organizations including Catering for a Cause.

 Prior to joining Volunteers of America Oregon, 1994-1999, Ms. Toran was Director of Oregon's Services to Children and Families Department, Oregon’s child protective services agency.   Ms. Toran's prior executive positions in Oregon state government include Administrator, the State's Purchasing Division, Department of General Services; Assistant to Governor Vic Atiyeh and Oregon’s Director of Affirmative Action. She also served on the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Social Work, Graduate School of Social Work, Portland State University.

Ms. Toran received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Portland and her Masters of Social Work degree from Portland State University.  She also received an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Portland.

Ms. Toran’s current volunteer service includes membership on the following boards:  Albina Community Bank;  Oregon Education Investment Board;  the Board of Regents for the University of Portland; and the Oregon Community Foundation.  Ms. Toran also serves on the Providence Health and Services’ Community Advisory Council.

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.

  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.