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 provide the services and support our homeless neighbors need to gain self sufficiency. 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 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.