Helping Utah's most vulnerable

Board of Directors

  • Kathy Bray

    Volunteers of America, Utah

    Kathy Bray serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Volunteers of America, Utah. Mrs. Bray is responsible for the overall management, fiscal stability, and strategic direction of the organization. She is a Certified Social Worker with more than twenty-five years of experience in direct client service and administration of homeless and substance abuse related programs. Mrs. Bray has also served as the Director of Detoxification Services and Vice President of Programs during her 16 year tenure. - See more at: http://voaut-preview.vigetx.com/leadership#sthash.0eKgiN9T.dpuf

  • Brad Burton

    Questar Corporation (Chair)

    Brad Burton has 32 years with Questar Corporation. He is General Manager of Federal Regulatory Affairs for Questar Pipeline and is Questar Pipeline’s Chief FERC Compliance Officer. Brad is responsible for rates, cost of service, tariffs, certificates, new investment evaluation and economic modeling, and FERC Compliance for all of Questar’s pipelines. He has experience across Questar’s business units, most recently as Manager of Corporate Planning where he specialized in forecasting and analyzing Rockies natural gas production and pricing. Brad spent many years in Questar Gas’ business office and in Business Development for both Questar Pipeline and Questar Gas Management. Brad holds a BS in Finance and an MBA from the University of Utah. Brad’s interest in Volunteers of America began many years ago when searching for a service project for a church youth group. A newspaper article about the Homeless Youth Resource Center caught his attention and the youth group decided to acquire needed sleeping bags for the center. Since that time Brad has lost a brother-in-law to alcohol related disease and seen a step brother successfully treated at VOA’s detox center. Seeing first-hand the work of VOA and the impact it can have on individuals and their families made Brad an advocate. Working on the Board is Brad’s way of giving back to an organization that does so much good for those who find themselves seemingly without.

  • Robert Yorgason

    Jorgenson Machine Tools (Chair Elect)

    Robert Yorgason is Chief Administrative Officer for American Roofing Company. Prior to that, he worked in retail banking at Zions Bank for 10 years. Most recently he served as Vice President & Regional Sales Administrator. Robert is a Utah native and attended the University of Utah. He currently resides in Taylorsville. Robert has served on the Volunteers of America, Utah board since 2010. He is passionate about the services we provide, the mission of the agency, and the individuals we serve.

  • Rob Millard

    GE Capital Bank (Treasurer)

    Rob Millard is the Chief Financial Officer for GE Capital Bank, a Utah state chartered industrial bank. Prior to this role, Rob held Operational and Technical Controller positions for GE Capital Commercial Real Estate, a global business with $46 billion of real estate lending and equity investments. Prior to joining GE, Rob worked as a Senior Audit Manager at Author Andersen’s Metro New York practice and he is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. He came to VOA through a work colleague in 2009. He works closely with VOA's management team on its capital projects, and enjoys helping the organization fulfill its mission to help the local community. He continues to be impressed by how well the organization is run and the level of professionalism of its management and staff. A graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, Rob lives in Park City, Utah with his wife and son.

  • Peggy Carrico

    Intermountain Healthcare (Secretary)

    Peggy Carrico is the Director of Behavioral Health Services for Intermountain Healthcare’s Urban Central Region. Most of her career has been working in the mental health field and she has worked for Intermountain Healthcare for 29 years. She has a Master’s of Business Administration from Utah State University. Peggy is on the League of Women Voters Board and has serve previously on the Family Counseling Center Board. She is a West Bountiful resident. "I have become passionate about the needs of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders. The access to services for anyone is challenging, but for the unfunded and underfunded it is bleak. I became aware of Volunteers of America through my position and a project we developed to improve access to services for unfunded patients.The organization’s vision and mission matched my desire to make a difference for this undeserved population."

  • George Nikopoulos

    Intermountain Health Care

    George J. Nikopoulos, MD, is a Psychiatry Doctor, he joined the Volunteers of America, Utah Board of Directors in 2008. He has recently been elected to Volunteers of America National Board of Trustees. He graduated from Medical School in 1988 at the University of Texas - Medical Branch. He went on to the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated in Psychiatry in 1992. He worked as a private practice physician in Beverly Hills, California until 1994. He and his family then moved to Utah where he was employed by Intermountain Healthcare. George has worked in many facets within the Utah community. Notably since 1995 he has been an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Utah. Part of his responsibilities as an Adjuct Faculty Member includes supervising and teaching Psychiatric Physicians. He also has been extensively involved in the Best Care Practice Model for Mental Illness at Intermountain. He has been in several administrative positions within the Intermountain agency and he now currently works at LDS Hospital. During his years caring for people with both mental illness and substance abuse disorders he became aware of the valuable services that VOA offers the community. Dr. Nikopoulos has assisted VOA, Utah to develop its own quality improvement projects. This has been a great benefit for all clients VOA serves. He has been a supporter of VOA services for over a decade. Utah is home to him, his wife, Mille, and their three daughters."

  • Blake Wade

    Ballard Spahr

    Blake K. Wade is Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr's Salt Lake City office and a member of the firm's Elected Board. Mr. Wade has senior responsibility for many of the firm's bond counsel and underwriter's counsel engagements for student loan bonds, housing, higher education, transportation and airport finance, industrial development, redevelopment and tax increment financing, general obligation bonds, and lease and other revenue bond financing. This work includes financing from small rural water systems to asset-backed bonds of half a billion dollars. Mr. Wade holds his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Over the years, Mr. Wade has assisted in representing victims of domestic abuse in seeking protective orders. In 2012 he led a cross-firm team of attorneys who worked with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to research and draft seven special-education manuals for parents of children with disabilities in their respective states. For his work, he received the firm's 2012 Pro Bono Award. Recently, he took a lead role in the firm’s work compiling information on voting rights act discrimination matters.

  • Martha Crook

    Emerald Data Solutions

    Martha Bundy Crook is an Implementation Specialist with Emerald Data Solutions, the paperless meeting solutions and eGovernance pioneer. She holds a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. In addition, she earned a B.S. degree from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN in Special and Elementary Education. She also earned a M.ED from the University of Utah in Instructional Technology. Prior to her work with Emerald Data Solutions, Martha was a teacher, principal and Technology Director in the Park City School District for over 30 years. She retired from the district. Martha was introduced to VOA after her son passed away and the HYRC was in need of warm clothes. Previously unable to part with any of his belongings, she felt David would want her to give what he no longer needed to those who did. She began volunteering at the HYRC and became intimately involved with the Holiday Fill the Pack project. It was through this work with the HYRC that she decided to join the VOA Board.

  • Joe Mott

    Intermountain Health Care

    Joe Mott, Vice President of Healthcare Transformation, looks at the "why" behind the rising costs of healthcare in the United States and what healthcare systems can do to change the trend. Spending on healthcare typically increases at a higher rate compared to spending increases for other goods and services—and this is a problem for consumers and businesses that struggle to pay for healthcare and health insurance. Many factors contribute to healthcare inflation, but three major factors are: 1) a lack of standards defining the effectiveness of different types of care; 2) patients who are not fully empowered and engaged in decisions about their health and care; and 3) a payment model that encourages the provision of high volumes of care rather than care that is safe and effective.

  • Lance Dunkley

    Maverik, Inc.

    Lance Dunkley is a shareholder of the law firm of Kirton McConkie and is a member of its Real Property, Leasing and Land Use section. His legal practice concentrates on real estate leasing, acquisition and disposition, development, and financing. He has represented buyers, sellers, lenders, developers, landlords and tenants, and investors in the financing, acquisition, development, leasing, and sale of commercial, residential and industrial properties. Lance graduated cum laude from Hofstra University, Hofstra School of Law in 2004. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Utah. He is the vice-chairperson of the Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee of Salt Lake City, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a member of Rotary International Club of Salt Lake City. Lance speaks Italian and Spanish. He resides in Salt Lake City with his wife and 6 children.

  • Don Russell

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Board Emeritus)

    Don has served as a manager in the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the past 35 years. He holds a B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from Brigham Young University. The Saratoga, CA native has long made the commitment to use public transportation daily as well as take frequent noon-time walks in the downtown Salt Lake City area. As such, he has noticed that the best way to help the many people he sees daily who are struggling with addiction or homelessness is partially through VOA’s services. He enjoys community service, sports, mass media, music, theater, coins, travel, and is very involved in the water industry within the state. A board member since 2005, he is duly impressed with VOA’s staff and appreciates their commitment to and love for those they accommodate.

  • Bob Lake

    Eide Bailey (Board Emeritus)

    Bob Lake is a co-founder of Lake, Hill & Myers, a Salt Lake City based CPA firm. Bob has over 35 years of audit and business consulting experience. His practice emphasis is with non-profit organizations and real estate entities, including multi-family housing, low income housing tax credit projects and new market tax credit projects. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Utah in 1978. Bob joined the Volunteers of America, Utah Board of Directors in 2006 and has served in many capacities, including the Board Chair. He initially joined the board thinking he would be doing a lot of administering, with numbers and figures, but came to enjoy the ministering that is involved with VOA. He is particularly passionate about the Adult Detox Center. Bob enjoys cycling, reading non-fiction, hiking, St. George, and his Utes. He is married to Diane and is the father of four sons, and he and Diane have 13 grandchildren.

  • Shelley Wright Kendrick

    Questar Pipeline Company

    Shelley Wright Kendrick is General Manager of Marketing and Business Development for Questar Pipeline Company, an interstate natural gas pipeline company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shelley has worked in various roles in the Questar Corporation organization throughout her 33-year career with the company. She holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. “I have been so impressed with the mission and vision of VOA and in particular the Homeless Youth Resource Center and want to be a part of moving this critical work forward.” Shelley’s late husband previously volunteered for the Homeless Youth Resource Center and his passion for assisting homeless youth in their journey toward independence and wellness sparked her interest in being on the VOA Board. Shelley enjoys spending time with her seven grandchildren and participating in many outdoor activities.

  • Andrijana Bogdanovic

    American Express

    Andrijana Bogdanovic is an Anti-Money Laundering Manager at American Express. She holds a degree in finance from the University of Utah and has years of experience in internal audit and compliance testing. Andrijana was just 11 years old when her family emigrated from Serbia to Utah, but she quickly adapted and immersed herself into our culture. After years of wondering how she could give back to the community, she reached out to VOA. Impressed by the many services VOA offers, and how efficiently the organization is run, she decided to join the board. Andrijana is passionate about the work that VOA does, the mission of the agency, and the individuals served Andrijana resides in Salt Lake City with her son.