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602.244.0089

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888.886.8793

888.886.8794 (TDD)

Our Team

Sojourner Center’s leadership and staff work to embody the mission of creating a world free from domestic violence. Our goal is to develop best practices in the field of domestic violence work, and our team works every day to set the standards that make Sojourner Center a national leader in the field.

 

Executive Leadership Team

Carrie Borgen, CPA

Executive Director

Carrie Borgen is Executive Director of Sojourner Center, one of the nation’s largest and longest-running domestic violence shelters. Under Carrie’s leadership, Sojourner Center is working to improve and enhance the services provided by increasing revenue, focusing on its core mission, and improving outcomes for the families and individuals we serve.
Prior to joining Sojourner Center in 2017, Carrie served as an executive consultant assisting organizations with restructuring and leading enterprise-wide implementations. Carrie brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, including as Western Regional VP and General Manager at Express Scripts, a Fortune 100 Pharmacy Benefits Management Company.
Throughout her career, Carrie has been recognized for her business acumen and executive leadership ability. She has a proven record of implementing operational structures supporting and promoting organizational growth, resolving long-standing operational issues and improving financial performance. She is a licensed CPA in the State of Arizona and began her career as a consultant with Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche.

Julie Peterson

Senior Director of Programs

As Senior Director of Programs, Julie Peterson leads a dedicated group of programs staff including case managers, teachers, family workers and support staff in providing shelter and supportive services to women, men, children and pets impacted by domestic violence and human trafficking. Julie leads all of our program divisions as they integrate, align, and refine current programs across the agency. She will develop new strategies to ensure those we serve are on the path to healing and, ultimately, a life free from domestic violence.
For more than eight years, Julie has been deeply committed to improving and growing Sojourner Center’s quality programming. Julie first joined Sojourner Center in 2008 as a Family Advocate in our Family Enrichment Program.

 

Carolyn Melton

Human Resources Compliance Advisor

As Sojourner Center’s Human Resources Compliance Advisor, Carolyn Melton provides guidance and support to the human resources department, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory, and contract requirements. Carolyn previously served as the organization’s Director of Human Resources for five years providing leadership in the development and execution of human resources programs in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.
Carolyn joined Sojourner Center in 2012 to contribute HR knowledge and skills to the organization so it can continue the important work of providing domestic violence survivors with critical services and support. She has over 20 years’ progressive HR experience in high tech and manufacturing organizations plus 13 years as Director of Human Resources for a behavioral health non-profit organization.

Sojourner Center is deeply grateful for our talented, tireless leadership and staff, who embody the values and attributes needed to create a world free from domestic violence. Our goal is to develop best practices in the field of domestic violence work. Our team works every day to set the standards that make Sojourner Center a national leader in the field of domestic violence.

Carrie Borgen, CPA

Executive Director
Carrie Borgen is Executive Director of Sojourner Center, one of the nation’s largest and longest-running domestic violence shelters. Under Carrie’s leadership, Sojourner Center is invigorating the current operations and services provided by increasing revenue, focusing on quality of services, and improving outcomes for the families and individuals we serve.
Prior to joining Sojourner Center in 2017, Carrie served as an executive consultant assisting organizations with restructuring and leading enterprise-wide implementations. Carrie brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, including as Western Regional VP and General Manager at Express Scripts, a Fortune 100 Pharmacy Benefits Management Company.
Throughout her career, Carrie has been recognized for her business acumen and executive leadership ability. She has a proven record of implementing operational structures supporting and promoting organizational growth, resolving long-standing operational issues and improving financial performance. Ms. Borgen is a licensed CPA in the State of Arizona and began her career as a consultant with Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche.

Senior Leadership Team


Julie Peterson

Senior Director of Programs
As Senior Director of Programs, Julie Peterson leads a dedicated group of programs staff including case managers, teachers, family workers and support staff in providing shelter and supportive services to women, men, children and pets impacted by domestic violence and human trafficking. Julie leads all of our program divisions as they integrate, align, and refine current programs across the agency. She will develop new strategies to ensure those we serve are on the path to healing and, ultimately, a life free from domestic violence.
For more than eight years, Julie has been deeply committed to improving and growing Sojourner Center’s quality programming. Julie first joined Sojourner Center in 2008 as a Family Advocate in our Family Enrichment Program.


Carolyn Melton

Human Resources Compliance Advisor
As Sojourner Center's Human Resources Compliance Advisor, Carolyn Melton provides guidance and support to the human resources department, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory, and contract requirements. Carolyn previously served as the organization's Director of Human Resources for five years providing leadership in the development and execution of human resources programs in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.
Carolyn joined Sojourner Center in 2012 to contribute HR knowledge and skills to the organization so it can continue the important work of providing domestic violence survivors with critical services and support. She has over 20 years’ progressive HR experience in high tech and manufacturing organizations plus 13 years as Director of Human Resources for a behavioral health non-profit organization.