Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Mission

At Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana our mission is to transform lives and help people reach their full potential by offering hope and restoring dignity. Our culture is defined by our Core Values: Respect & Trust, Integrity, Ministry of Service, and Creativity & Innovation. 

Our Purpose

We embrace diversity and inclusion through a culture that fosters human dignity and provides the opportunity for personal development and self-fulfillment in the attainment of our mission and goals. In addition to ensuring that services are culturally and linguistically appropriate for our customers and responsive to their individual needs, the agency seeks to raise awareness and appreciation for the diversity of all stakeholders, including customers, board members, personnel, volunteers, the communities we operate in, and others.

We strive to achieve to:

  • Create an environment that is welcoming to diverse populations
  • Recruit, retain, train, and promote a diverse workforce
  • Create an inclusive culture that addresses the needs if of our employees and clients
  • Strive to enter into diverse business and community relationships
  • Commit to being accountable to our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Statement

More About DE&I     DE&I Pillars

DE&I Ambassadors

  • Kathleen Atkins, CDE

    SVP, Program Operations and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

  • Robert Campbell

    SVP, Retail Operations

  • Freya Churchwell

    Case Manager, Veterans

  • LaRaun T. Clayton, MBW, LSW

    Director of Compliance & Quality Improvement

  • Regina Crouse

    Administrative Assistant, Reentry

  • Tara Foxworth-Reese

    Program Director, Veterans

  • Amanda Hall, CDE

    SVP, Residential Reentry Programs

  • Valerie L. Hawes

    Engaged Learning Manager

    (She/Her/Hers)

  • Erin Joyner

    Community Relations Officer, Development

  • Jenny Lee

    EVP, Human Resources

  • Jennifer Martinez, MSW, LISW-S

    Senior Director, Behavioral Health

    (She/Her/Hers)

  • CherĂ­ McDowell

    Visual Communications & Brand Manager

    (She/Her/Hers)

    CherĂ­'s Reflection
  • James Morovich

    Community Case Manager, Veterans

  • Monet S. Orr, BSW

    Veteran Service Coordinator

  • Chaze Patrick

    Healthcare Navigator SSVF, Veterans

    (He/Him/His)

  • Susan Reamsnyder

    SVP, Program Operations & Director of Ministry

  • Geneva Reeves

    Receptionist, Veterans

  • Joan A. Russinovich, CPA

    Controller, Finance

  • Sayward Salazar, LCSW

    Senior Director of Operations - Behavioral Health, Indiana

  • Jason Segrest

    Talent Acquisition Leader, Human Resources

Kimberley Duff
Jeremy Heath

Jalissa Sanders
Shanita Thompkins
Ashley Williams

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana welcomes diversity, advocates for equity, and achieves inclusion for all.

Career Opportunities

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