Leadership & Strategy

Meet Our Leadership Team 

President & CEO | Bob Hall

For more than 25 years, Bob Hall faithfully served in various leadership positions throughout his Y career. Since coming into this role in 2003, Bob has worked aggressively to capture afresh the history and heritage of the Young Men’s Christian Association. His passion for the purpose and mission of the movement into the life of the organization and the community is evident. Prior to his arrival at the Y, Bob was involved in a start-up company in Portland. He has degrees from the University of Montana and Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Bob and his wife Sherry have five daughters and 11 grandchildren.

Vice President of Christian Mission Advancement & Chaplin | Bob Reichen

Before coming to the Y as Chaplain in 2007, Bob Reichen served in full-time ministry for almost 40 years. He served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and led a Church Growth Consulting ministry in New York City for 13 years. Following a move back to Portland in 1985, he served as Associate Pastor for a large church in West Portland. Bob received his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University and has done graduate work at the New School for Social Research in New York City and at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. He and his wife Grace have two children and three grandchildren.

Vice President & Chief Development Officer | Bruce Patton

Bruce Patton has over 40 years of combined experience in public service, corporate business and non-profit organizations. From 1997 to 2006, Bruce helped build Northwest Medical Teams/Medical Teams International into a world-class Non-Governmental Organization. He had the privilege of raising funding from a base in the Pacific Northwest, to serve people locally, regionally and nationally in the USA as well as internationally in Africa, China, Eastern Europe, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kuwait and the Balkans. Bruce received his Masters of Business Administration from George Fox University.

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer | Carolyn Rayback

For two years prior to joining the Y, Carolyn consulted with a select group of organizations to develop their Financial Services, IT and Human Resource departments in areas such as leadership succession, structure and systems, and organizational development. Carolyn also served as Pacific Foods’ Vice President of Finance/Administration and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2014 and was a part of the Pacific Foods’ family since 1987.

Carolyn holds a Masters of Business Administration from George Fox University. She has participated in a number of board assignments and various cooperatives, industry and education boards. Carolyn and her husband, Mark, have two grown children and two grandchildren, and live in Sherwood, Oregon.

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer | Mark Burris

Mark Burris served on the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette Board of Trustees for eight years and held the role of Chair in 2015 and 2016. Mark’s prior professional role was Senior Vice President, Team Leader at Wells Fargo Commercial Banking, where he led a team of Commercial Relationship Managers accountable for delivering ideas and excellence in middle-market banking solutions and service. He led five initiatives across the Portland Regional Commercial Banking team focused on internal and external partnering.

Mark and his wife, Beth, have one daughter.

Board of Trustees

Carol Terrell, Board Chair Keith Mays
Dick Wingard, Secretary/Treasurer Jeannie Pickens
Dayna Christian Ruppert Reinstadler
Jonathan Cotton Brian Rhone
Robert Countryman Chris Rogers
Curtis Dent Charmin Shiely
Scott Edwards Scott Smith
Neil Fernando Dan Swift
Tim Haskins Bob Tomeoni
Bill Hebert Nick Veroske
Dr. Steven Holt Eugene Wallace
Debi Laue Orlando Williams

Strategic Initiatives

Strengthen and develop our staff and volunteer leadership to effectively fulfill the Y cause

  • Hire for Mission and Purpose
  • Increase Opportunities
  • Recruit for Capacity
  • Refresh Our Governance

Grow our footprint in communities we serve and expand in communities not yet served

  • Convene Community Stakeholders
  • Foster Philanthropy
  • Lead with Cause
  • Expand our Reach
  • Demonstrate Enterprise and/or Impact ROI


Community Building

CEO Compensation

The Board of Trustees, through the Executive Committee, conducts the semi-annual performance evaluation and annual compensation review of the CEO. In determining CEO compensation the Executive Committee considers a number of factors including, but not limited to, salaries of other YMCA CEOs of comparable size, salaries of local not for profit CEOs of similar size, overall economic conditions regionally and nationally, and CEO performance based on agreed-upon objectives.

For additional information, please contact Bruce Patton, Vice President and Chief Development Officer.