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.
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.
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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
Ernesto Arredondo, Regional President/Vice President Wells Fargo
Brian Behmer, Principal Behmer Law Office
Henry Burdick (Chair - MVK) Chairman 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.