Bob Hall, President and CEO
Bob Reichen, Vice President, Christian Mission Advancement and Chaplain
Bruce Patton, Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Carolyn Rayback, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark Burris, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
President & CEO
For more than 25 years, Bob Hall has faithfully served in various leadership positions throughout his YMCA 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 to bring the purpose and mission of the movement into the life of the organization and the community is evident. Prior to his arrival at the YMCA, 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 eleven grandchildren.
Vice President of Christian Mission Advancement & Chaplain
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 and Chief Development Officer
Bruce Patton has over forty 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 $250 million world-class Non Governmental Organization. He has 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. He and his wife Deborah have one son and one grandchild.
In NW Oregon and SW Washington Bruce serves as the Chief Development Officer and Vice President of the Resource Development Department for the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette. Bruce is a member of the Senior Management Leadership Team and is a member of both the Board Marketing Committee and the Board Resource Development Committee.
Bruce received his Bachelors of Science from Washington State University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Fox University.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Carolyn Rayback serves the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette as its VP and Chief Financial Officer. For two years prior to YMCA-CW, Carolyn engaged with a select group of organizations as a consultant to help them 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.
Chief Operating Officer
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.