About Father Joe's Village

As Southern California’s largest residential homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages and its partner agencies St. Vincent de Paul Village in San Diego and Martha’s Village & Kitchen in Indio, CA have been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for over 62 years. What started as a small chapel serving San Diego’s impoverished has grown into a cutting-edge provider of innovative housing programs and services. Father Joe’s Villages and its partner agencies prepare up to 4,000 meals and provide a continuum of care to nearly 1,500 individuals every day—from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. This includes over 200 children and over 200 military veterans. As industry thought-leaders, the agencies offer innovative solutions to address the complex needs of the homeless, regardless of age, race, culture or beliefs. The organizations’ primary goal is to transform lives and end the cycle of homelessness. To this end they provide housing, healthcare, food, clothing, education, job training and child development in an internationally modeled “one-stop-shop” approach. The organizations’ mission is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors.

Our President

Deacon Jim F. Vargas brings to Father Joe's Village more than 30 years of broad management and human resources experience at companies like The Copley Press, Inc. and Citicorp/Citibank.

He strongly believes that it is our obligation to help and care for the homeless, and he is honored to lead Father Joe’s passionate team to do the right thing for our homeless neighbors. Deacon Vargas oversees all facets of the organization, including St. Vincent de Paul Village, Toussaint Academy, Josue Homes and the portfolio of low-income housing.

In the past, Deacon Vargas oversaw human resource operations for 5,000 employees across a chain of newspapers with news bureaus in multiple U.S. locations and Mexico. He also led human resource development for publishing companies at KIII Communications. At Citicorp/Citibank, Deacon Vargas served in various director and vice president positions of human resources within its bankcard, private bank, real estate, information systems, and investment divisions.

Deacon Vargas is a past board chairman of the Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego Foundation, founding chair of Epiphany Prep Charter School of San Diego, current chair of Totus Pro Deo and Casa Cornelia Law Center and serves on the board of The Resource Center for Community Development.

He is also a deacon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego serving the community of Mary, Star of the Sea in La Jolla, previously having served the community of Our Lady of Angels in downtown San Diego.

Please read more about our leader here.



Bill Bolstad, Vice President Capital Development

Ruth Bruland, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Village

Edward Hershey, Senior Director of Capital Assets

Mary McDonald, Director of Development

Diane Plaster, HR Director

Diane K. Stumph, Chief Financial Officer

Our Boards of Directors

Father Joe's Village


Chairman of the Board

Steven Francis, President Francis Enterprises


Joost H. van Adelsberg, Jr., CPA van Adelsberg Goddard Schomberg


Ed Witt, Owner Witt Lincoln


Robert Adelizzi, Retired

Al Aguirre

Ernesto Arredondo, Regional President/Vice President Wells Fargo

Brian Behmer, Principal Behmer Law Office

Henry Burdick (Chair - MVKChairman The Burdick Group

Adriana Cabré, Senior Vice President Human Resources MedImpact

Eric Casazza, CEO FMT Consultants

Jim DeLapa, President Kiran Analytics, Inc.

Vince Kasperick (Chair - SVDPV), Founder & CEO AimLoan.com

Bob Leone, President Mr. Copy, Smart Document Solutions, a Xerox Company

Jim Navarra,Vice President Jerome’s Furniture

Richard Norling, Managing Director RNterprises

Jim O’Hara, President Ecwid, Inc.

Mike Schleyhahn, President/CEO San Diego Fluid System Technologies

Jamie Settineri, President The Enterprise Group, LTD.

Linc Ward (Past Chair), Retired

Steve Wehn,VP Government and Community Relations AMN Healthcare

St. Vincent de Paul Village


Chairman of the Board 

Vince Kasperick, Founder and CEO AimLoan.com


Craig McKasson, CFO, Premier, Inc.

James M. Waters, 
Deputy District Attorney - Economics Crime Division, Office of the District Attorney


Susan Croll, Past President Ladies Guild

Joe Ergastolo, Partner Wright & L’Estrange

Dan Farley, Founder & EVP, Business Development HubEdu, Inc.

James Horne, Principal St. Augustine High School

Caleb McKinley, Director of Business Strategies ConAm Management Corporation

Dorinda Miller, Sr. Event Planner Qualcomm

Bob Milliken, Chief Financial Officer Orca Maritime, Inc.

Jim Mulvaney, Jr., Vice President Alliant Insurance Services

Cindy Myhra, Retired Clinician Community Member

Sally Ramirez, President Ladies Guild

Ken Roos, Chief Revenue Officer OnPoint Medical Diagnostics

Dana Shertz, Managing Partner Shertz Consulting

Paul Shipstead, Vice President, Community Lending U.S. Bank

Harris Steinberg, Attorney At Law

Tracey Sturgis, Food Services UCSD Medical Center

Bob Svatos, Sr. VP and CFO ConAm Management Corporation

Frank Ternasky, Principal Architects|Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker

Ron Vernetti, Retired Teacher

Bill Whelan, Partner Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP




Compassion: Concern for others and a desire to assist.
Respect: An act of giving particular attention or special regard.
Empathy: Understanding, an awareness of and sensitivity to the feelings of others.
Empowerment: Helping others to help themselves.
Dignity: Counting all people worthy of our esteem.

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