Volunteers of America Announces New President and CEO

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Everett, WA, April 22, 2019—The VOAWW Board of Directors proudly announces that Dr. Steven Corsi has accepted the position of President/CEO and is due to start May 15, 2019.Dr. Corsi comes to us as a very experienced senior executive, business leader and clinical professional.He has an impressive record of success in executive management and public relations, business development, service expansion and process improvement.Over the past 13 years he has served as Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services and Director of the Wyoming Department of Family Services.Prior to that Steven served as Executive Director of High Country Behavioral Health, also in Wyoming.He served in the Air Force and currently serves as Medical Operations Officer of the Wyoming Army National Guard.

  • Throughout his career, Dr. Corsi has repeatedly demonstrated exceptional executive leadership skills and an ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.

Mr. Phil Smith, who has served as President/CEO of Volunteers of America Western Washington for the last ten years, will transition into a new role.When Dr. Corsi comes onboard, Mr. Smith will become the Chief Strategic Officer of the organization with an initial focus on supporting the advancement of the Lynnwood Neighborhood Center, which is slated to open in late 2021.Mr. Smith will assist with the new CEO’s transition noting that, “It is a tremendous honor to continue to serve this agency and the community as Chief Strategic Officer. I am excited to support Dr. Corsi and look forward to sharing the strategic direction and momentum of our agency’s services.I would also like to thank the over 400 professional staff who continue to amaze me with their dedication, selflessness and compassion to help others.”

Bob McMahon, Board Chair stated, “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Corsi to the Northwest and feel that he will be the next step in the VOAWW’s evolution.We are also deeply grateful to Phil for his vision and contributions to the agency, and look forward to his continued involvement with our Lynnwood Neighborhood Center. Phil has positioned Volunteers of America Western Washington as a significant and well-regarded agency that provides support to those in need through a vast number of programs.”

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About Volunteers of America Western Washington

Volunteers of America has been serving the most vulnerable in Washington State since 1898. Services are delivered through a partnership made up of over 400 professional staff, 1,500+ volunteers, and community, religious and local government officials. If you would like more information about this topic, contact Brian Rice at brice@voaww.org