President & CEO
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 17 year tenure.
Chief Clinical Officer
Audrey Rice serves as the Chief Clinical Officer which oversees all Cornerstone Treatment and Residential services. Audrey Rice also oversees the Assertive Community Treatment Team. Audrey has oversight of all clinic operations, client assessment, group and individual therapy, and student supervision. She brings a depth of knowledge and deep commitment to the Utah population suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Starting in 2006, Audrey served for two years as the Director of the Adult Substance Abuse team, later promoting to Division Director of Residential Services, where she served an additional two years.
Vice President of Program Operations
Sue Ativalu serves as the Vice President of Program Operations for VOA, Utah. She is responsible for overseeing the Geraldine E. King Women’s Resource Center, our Homeless Outreach Program and our detoxification and withdrawal management programs; VOA Detox for men and The Center for Women and Children. She has worked for VOA, Utah since 2008, serving as a Staff Coordinator, Case Manager, Program Director for the Detoxification Center, as well the Program Director for the Homeless Youth Resource Center and most recently as the Division Director of Adult Homeless Services. She received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah in 2015 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer, Christa manages Finance, Information Systems, Human Resources and Facilities operations for the agency. She joined VOA in 2018, bringing over 20 years’ experience in executive leadership working with a variety of organizations including nonprofit, healthcare and government organizations. Christa earned her Masters of Business Administration from Westminster College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Development Officer
A native Northern Californian, Geoff Doiron began his nonprofit career in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Salt Lake City over 20 years ago. Geoff has had the benefit of refining his management skills in all areas of development, volunteerism, marketing and communication and has worked in the arts, education, international and cultural understanding, and human services, where his heart lies. Geoff is very excited to start his role with Volunteers of America, Utah. In his free time, Geoff can be found swimming, skiing, hiking in our beautiful mountains with his dog, Daphne, cooking, or on a plane visiting other cultures.
Vice President, Human Resources
Erin serves as Vice President of Human Resources. She is primarily responsible for employment, benefits, employee relations, and training. Erin earned her Master degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM) from the University of Utah. She also holds her Certification in Professional Human Resource (PHR). Erin has worked for Volunteers of America since 2007.
Director of Accounting
Jeff Black serves as Director of Accounting for Volunteers of America, Utah. He joined VOA in 2015, bringing 16 years of accounting experience to our leadership team. Mr. Black is responsible for overseeing organizational accounting functions, including budget preparation reporting and planning, financial statement preparation, asset management and general ledger management. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Utah State University.
Director of Volunteer Services
Kierra Cable joined Volunteers of America, Utah in 2018 as a Volunteer Engagement Specialist and has since served at multiple facilities in the role of Volunteer Engagement Specialist, Volunteer Engagement Manager, and Director of Volunteer Services. Kierra works closely with outside agencies, organizations, and the community to engage them in meaningful volunteer experiences and in-kind donation efforts to serve our clients. Kierra also works alongside corporate groups to host community-based fundraisers to raise critical funding for our programs, while furthering the mission of Volunteers of America, Utah. In her free-time, Kierra can be found running Spartan races or volunteering at outside agencies in the Salt Lake area.
Division Director of Treatment Services
Meghan Fry has worked for Volunteers of America, Utah for nearly 20 years. Meghan worked as the Program Director of the Center for Women & Children for several years. Later, she supervised the Assertive Community Outreach Treatment Team for two years. Meghan worked as a therapist on the Adult Substance Abuse Team at Cornerstone Counseling Center and has held various other positions throughout the agency. Before receiving this promotion, she managed Family Counseling Center. Meghan is excited to start this new journey as the Division Director of Treatment Services. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Meghan has a passion for working with under-served populations. Some of those populations include people living in poverty and those suffering from substance use disorders. She has a particular passion for working with the LGBTQ+ community. When she is away from the office, Meghan enjoys hiking, writing, and cheering for the University of Utah football team. She loves to travel and finds herself most at peace near the ocean. Meghan values time with her partner, family, friends, and her dog.
Director of Marketing & Communications
Blair Hodges joined Volunteers of America, Utah as director of marketing and communications in 2021. He earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication from the University of Utah and a master's degree in religious studies from Georgetown University. He brings eight years of professional public communications experience to his role at VOAUT. Hodges is also the founder of Jazz Fans Against Racism—an independent fan collective advocating for racial equity and understanding in Utah. He also hosts a podcast called Fireside, interviewing scholars, activists, and writers at intersections of religion and culture.
Director of Government Grants and Outcomes
As Director of Government Grants and Outcomes, Emily Strong oversees data and reporting processes, compliance, and government contract administration for Volunteers of America, Utah. Emily brings a highly relational approach to managing the rich portfolio of federal, state, and local government contracts. In addition to serving with Salt Lake City Corporation, Community Development Corporation of Utah, and the State of Utah, Emily has worked with Volunteers of America, Utah as a Data Specialist, Reports and Data Manager, and Director of Outcomes Management. Emily received her Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Utah. Emily believes community-based organizations are vital storytellers and messengers for change, creativity, connection to place and people, and rediscovery. Emily credits her heart of service to the places she's called home, her lineage, teachers and elders, and her late grandmother.
Director of Family Counseling Center
Charlie serves as the Program Director for the Family Counseling Center, where he has worked as a therapist for over three years. He comes to his counseling work from a previous career as an educator at the middle and high school levels. Charlie has a master’s in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Utah. He works with clients from a wide range of backgrounds on a variety of identity, mental health, and substance use concerns and focuses on matching research-supported treatments with client-centered care. Outside of work, Charlie enjoys climbing, hiking, cycling, snowboarding, reading, board games, and above all else, time with his family and dogs.
Director of Facilities
Brandon as the Director of Facilities has over 18 years of experience in Facilities Management, with much of that experience at healthcare facilities. His focus in facilities management include facility cost reductions, developing and enhancing facility teams, and experience with seeing through the completion of construction remodels. Brandon has a Bachelors Degree in Facilities Management from BYU, and a Masters Degree in Project Management from CSU-Global Campus. When not at work, he enjoys watching one of his children’s soccer or basketball events, or trying to fit in some golf or fishing.
Division Director of Intensive Behavioral Services
Jaime Klemz serves as Division Director of Intensive Behavioral Services for Volunteers of America, Utah, which oversees the Assertive Community Treatment team, Intensive Case Management services, and the Denver Street Apartment services. Prior to this she served as Division Director of Treatment Services for Volunteers of America, Utah, overseeing outpatient behavioral health treatment at Cornerstone Counseling Center. Jaime has worked directly with individuals experiencing substance use disorders, homelessness, and mental health conditions since she joined Volunteers of America, Utah in 2009. She later earned her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Westminster College. Since then, she has continued to gain experience by working in numerous roles at VOA including Therapist on Adult Treatment Services, Manager of Clinical Supervision at the Adult Detoxification Center, and Director of Integrated Services at Cornerstone Counseling Center. Outside of work, Jaime is passionate about backcountry snowboarding, hiking, and playing soccer.
Division Director of Youth Homeless Services
Cydnie LaCour serves as the Division Director of Youth Homeless Services for Volunteers of America Utah. She oversees the Youth Resource Center, the Young Men's and Women's Transition Homes, and the Prevention program which now includes one to one mentoring for at-risk youth. Cydnie has been dedicated to working with youth and homelessness since 2011. Cydnie has a vast history of employment within Volunteers of America, Utah including working as an Youth Advocate, Case Manager and Director of Youth Services, before moving into the role of Division Director of Youth Homeless Services. Cydnie also has experience working at Salt Lake County Division of Youth Services as a Supervisor and Case Manager, as well as within women's issues at the Rape Recovery Center and South Valley Sanctuary. Cydnie received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah. Cydnie believes the power of human connection is enough to shift trajectories and empower youth to create positive changes in their lives.
Division Director of Adult Homeless Services
Amanda Christensen oversees the Geraldine E. King Women’s Resource Center and the Homeless Outreach Program for Volunteers of America, Utah. Amanda has worked directly with individuals experiencing substance use disorders, homelessness, and mental health conditions since she joined VOAUT in 2008. Since joining the agency she has served as Recovery Assistant, Youth Advocate, Staff Coordinator, Therapist for the Assertive Community Outreach Team, and most recently as the Director of the Homeless Outreach Program. She received her Masters of Science degree in Social Work from University of Utah in 2016 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. When she is away from the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors with family, friends, and her dog.