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.

Rebecca Sweatman, MPH, Chief Operating Officer
Rebecca Sweatman is a mission-focused, results-driven leader with more than 20 years of experience working for health and social purpose organizations. She joined Volunteers of America Oregon in February 2017 bringing with her a strong dedication to our social justice mission and a commitment to excellence and sustainability. She possesses strengths in program development, population health management, community engagement, community development, organizational capacity building, grant management, fundraising, communications and marketing. She has earned a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Health Management and Policy from Portland State University and Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

John Ng, Chief Financial Officer

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Gloria Martin, Director of Human Resources

Gloria Martin joined Volunteers of America Oregon in 2016. She brings over 15 years of human resources experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. As HR Director, she provides leadership, guidance and consultation to VOA Oregon management, program directors and employees on matters relevant to the development and maintenance of a high-performing, diverse culture. Her goal is to promote employee involvement, collaboration, and excellent service true to VOA Oregon's mission.

Gloria earned her BA degree from Marylhurst University in Interdisciplinary Studies – Human Resource Management and Organizational Communication. She is also a Certified Professional in HR (PHR and SHRM-PC), and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).

Brenda Ray Scott, Director of Development and Communications

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Kathleen Treb, Director - Addictions Prevention and Treatment

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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.