Community Spotlight: Kathy Bray

Community Spotlight: Kathy Bray
Posted on 09/17/2011
Kathy Bray

Cottonwood Heights resident Kathy Bray has made a commitment to help people in the community who need help the most, and her actions reflect that commitment. Bray, who holds a master’s degree in social work and is a certified social worker, has spent the last 10 years working with Volunteers of America, Utah. Since 2008, she has served as the organization’s president and CEO.

“My vision for the agency is to be the non-profit of choice to work for, to volunteer for, to collaborate with, to receive services from, and to support financially,” said Bray. “Creating a culture that promotes connectedness between employees, programs, the community and our mission of service is something I will strive for daily.”

With Kathy’s help and guidance, VOA has opened a detoxification treatment facility for homeless women and their children, and currently provides substance abuse treatment and counseling services to homeless individuals and volunteer services for seniors.

Right now, VOA is moving forward with plans to purchase and operate a transition home for homeless boys in Salt Lake City. The boys’ transition home will be an extension of the agency’s existing Homeless Youth Resource Center.

Volunteers of America, Utah has an operating budget of $7 million and more than 140 employees. It is part of a national, non-profit, spiritually-based organization that provides local human service programs and opportunities for community involvement.

We are very proud of Ms. Bray’s leadership and her efforts to help less fortunate members of our community. Thanks, Kathy!