Helping Utah's most vulnerable

Leadership

  • Kathy Bray

    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.

  • Greg Lambert

    Chief Financial Officer

    Greg Lambert serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Volunteers of America, Utah. He is responsible for the administration and oversight of all organization finances, budgeting, financial reporting, human resources, and risk management.

  • Audrey Rice

    Vice President of Clinical Services

    Audrey Rice serves as the Vice President of Clinical Services 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.

  • Andrew Johnston

    Vice President for Program Operations

    Andrew serves as Vice President for Program Operations, overseeing the Homeless Services division as well as Quality and Compliance. Andrew is an LCSW who has previous experience at Cornerstone Counseling Center, the Adult Detox programs, Residential Services, Homeless Services and the Assertive Community Treatment Team. When he’s not working at VOA, he serves on the Salt Lake City Council, representing the Westside of Salt Lake City. Given his choice, he would be found riding his bicycles around town, playing any sport he can find time to and enjoying his wife and children.

  • Cathleen Sparrow

    Chief Development Officer

    Cathleen has over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience, working with government, private and nonprofit organizations. A visionary leader, she has expertise in fund raising, hospitality, strategic planning and community relations. Career highlights include working with Weber County, Girl Scouts of Utah, McKay-Dee Hospital Foundation and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. At VOA, Utah Cathleen is responsible for development, communications and marketing, community engagement and volunteer programs. She earned her bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University in Recreation Administration. In her free time, Cathleen is an avid knitter, blogger and amateur cook; most weekends will find her with her husband at her cabin or riding her Harley.

  • Sue Ativalu

    Division Director, Residential Services

    Sue Ativalu serves as Division Director of Residential Housing for VOA, Utah. She is responsible for the overseeing of the Adult Detoxification program and the young Men's and Young Women's Youth Transition Programs. She has worked for VOA, Utah since 2008, serving as a Staff Coordinator, Case Manager and Program Director for the Detoxification Center, as well as Program Manager for the Homeless Youth Resource Center. She holds a Master of Social Work Degree.

  • Erin Basta

    Director, Human Resources

    Erin serves as Director of Human Resources for Volunteers of America, Utah. 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.

  • Jeff Black

    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.

  • Sarah Strang

    Division Director of Homeless Services

    Sarah serves as the Division Director of Homeless Services. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked with atrisk youth since 2004. Prior to her employment with Volunteers of America, Utah, Sarah worked for the Christmas Box House as a supervisor with youth in foster care as well as families in crisis in the community. She joined VOA as a prevention specialist in the prevention department at Cornerstone Counseling Center, serving as the Director of Prevention before moving to her current position. She oversees Cat Rogers, the VOA YRC Program Coordinator, and will be involved in developing the programming to engage homeless youth in art projects with BDA. She will also play a key role in any future collaboration between the two organizations.

  • Ashley Alfieri

    Director of Quality and Compliance

    Ashley serves as the Director of Quality and Compliance for our agency, where she works closely with the VP of Program Operations regarding quality and compliance processes for the agency. Ashley joined VOA in 2011 as a member of our Adult Treatment Services Team, bringing valuable experience from her time with Odyssey House of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare, The Children’s Center and Valley Behavioral Health. In 2014, Ms. Alfieri was promoted to assist in the development of our multidisciplinary Assertive Community Outreach Treatment Team, again in 2015 to Program Manager of Adult Treatment Services and again in 2016 to Division Director of Treatment Services. She holds a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Westminster College. Ashley serves as part of the VOA National Trauma-Informed Care Advisory group where she is producing a Trauma-Informed Care video for staff training. Ashley also currently serves on the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing Board in association with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to protect the integrity of the profession and the safety of the public.

  • Jaime Klemz

    Division Director of Treatment Services

    Jaime Klemz serves as Division Director of Treatment Services for Volunteers of America, Utah, where she oversees 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.