Oregon Volunteers Staff
Kathleen Joy - Executive Director
Jessamyn Luiz - AmeriCorps Program Officer
Jess joined Oregon Volunteers in November 2012. She has an extensive background in national service beginning with her first role as the Jumpstart (AmeriCorps National Program) Los Angeles Site Manager at UCLA in 1998 and continuing in positions as regional program director and executive director for Jumpstart in the west and in the greater Chicago area through 2005. In addition to her seven years with Jumpstart, she brings almost a decade of experience using her organizational development and problem solving skills as Director of Head Start programs in New Jersey and New Mexico. Most recently, she served as Education Director for the Pueblo of Tesuque in New Mexico before relocating to Portland.
Matt Westbrook - Finance Coordinator
Matt has been with Oregon Volunteers since 2007. He recently received his PhD in Religion and Society specializing in the sociology of religion. He has been in accounting for as long as his marriage to an accountant’s daughter. He loves cheesemaking, playing with his children and is a big Blazers fan.
Sally Peters - CASA Grants and Training Coordinator
Sally joined Oregon Volunteers in November 2014 and brings to the team nearly twenty years of experience in the public, non-profit and higher education sectors. Her work has included writing policy for child welfare issues, conducting research on workforce development initiatives and analyzing business processes for public health. Sally is a former AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and recognizes the valuable role volunteerism plays in creating healthy, vibrant communities. Sally’s professional training has focused on process improvement (Lean) and change management. Her education includes undergraduate studies in both sociology and art history, a master’s degree in sociology focused on community development and a graduate certificate in adult education. Currently Sally is training to volunteer as a docent for the Portland Art Museum, as well as serving on the Association for Talent Development (ATD) membership committee. In her off hours she enjoys reading with her book club, gardening with her husband and visiting local Oregon vineyards whenever the opportunity arises.