FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE

Father Joe’s Villages and St. Vincent de Paul Village Add Ten New Board Members

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 17, 2012 – Partner agencies Father Joe’s Villages and St. Vincent de Paul Village announced today their newly elected board of directors. These partner agencies now have a total number of 50 board members.

 Under the leadership of President and CEO Sister Patricia “Tricia” Cruise, ten new board members were added. The board members bring a wealth of experience to oversee the operations of this industry thought-leading organization.

 “A quality board of directors is critical to the success of any nonprofit,” said Sister Tricia. “We are fortunate to add some of this community’s most respected business minds. They bring a wide spectrum of expertise to the table in the oversight and leadership of this important organization. Father Joe’s Villages and St. Vincent de Paul Village are significantly strengthened by their addition.”

 The new board members are as follows. 

Father Joe’s Villages
Ernesto Arredondo, regional president/vice president for Wells Fargo in San Diego;
Adriana Cabré, vice president human resources for Amylin Pharmaceuticals;
Eric Casazza, chief executive officer of FMT Consultants;
Jim DeLapa, co-founder and president of Kiran Analytics;
Jim Navarra, director of marketing for Jerome’s; and
James O’Hara, vice president of worldwide sales and business development for LiveOffice.

St. Vincent de Paul Village
Kathy Cusick, co-president of the Ladies Guild;
James Horne, principal of St. Augustine High School in San Diego;
Caleb McKinley, director of business strategies for ConAm Management Corporation in San Diego; and
Christopher Szot, vice president, financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.

 The board chairs remain the same: Steven Francis, Father Joe’s Villages board chair; and Vincent Kasperick, St. Vincent de Paul Villages board chair.

 As Southern California's largest residential homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages and partner agency St. Vincent de Paul Village provide meals, housing, job training, education, healthcare and childcare in the effort to transform lives and end the cycle of poverty and homelessness. On Thanksgiving 2011, the organizations served their 20 millionth meal to San Diego’s neighbors in need. Father Joe’s Villages and St. Vincent de Paul Village prepare up to 4,000 meals every day and house nearly 1,500 people every night—from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. This includes over 200 children and over 200 military veterans.

 ABOUT FATHER JOE’S VILLAGES/ST. VINCENT DE PAUL VILLAGE
As Southern California’s largest residential homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages and partner agency St. Vincent de Paul Village 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 St. Vincent de Paul Village 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 two 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. For more information, please visit: http://www.neighbor.org.

 MEDIA CONTACTS

Douglas Wagner
619-446-2119
douglas.wagner@neighbor.org

 Melanie Venter
858-344-4419
melanie@venterpr.com

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