Leadership Team

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, 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, Chief Medical Director
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 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.

Laura Golino de Lovato, Director of Development and Communications
Laura Golino de Lovato has worked in fundraising and nonprofit management for over 25 years, most recently with Oregon Food Bank as Director of Development, Marketing and Communications where she raised over $17M and oversaw all of Oregon Food Bank's fundraising activities and events, volunteer engagement and all marketing and communications activities. Laura has held both fundraising and executive director positions in the nonprofit sector.

Laura grew up in Southern California, attended Mt. Holyoke College, received a bachelor's degree in History from Suffolk University, Boston, and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from the Simmons College, Boston.

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. 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.

Dr. Frank A. Franklin, PhD, JD, MPH, Division Director, Addictions Prevention and Treatment
Dr. Franklin trained in Injury Epidemiology and Injury Prevention at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Center for Injury Research and Policy where he received his Ph.D. He received his M.P.H. in Epidemiology and International Health from the Morehouse School of Medicine and a B.S. in Biology from Morgan State University. Dr. Franklin has received post graduate training in immunobiology and molecular biology (University of Pennsylvania), immunology (New York University, Cancer Research Center), and epidemiology and the law (The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) along with post-doctoral training in health policy (David Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Center for Health Policy) and forensic epidemiology (Oregon Health & Science University). He also holds a Juris Doctor from Drexel University School of Law. Dr. Franklin's research interests include forensic epidemiology, spatial epidemiology, evidence and tort law, violent crime, and abuse-related injuries.

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.