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VOAWW Welcomes New CEO

Everett, WA, April 15, 2019—The VOAWW Board of Directors proudly

announced 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


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.”