Board of Directors

Lisa Burley
President

Patty Christopher
Vice-President

Stan Brock
Treasurer

Tina Hill
Secretary

In which area would others consider you an “expert”?

I have been called a “comma guru.”

How did you get involved with St. Vincent de Paul?

I first heard about SVdP after reading “Angela’s Ashes,” and then I saw an ad in the parish bulletin requesting volunteer help.

How would you like to see St. Vincent de Paul of Bend grow in the coming years?

As Bend grows, I’m sure SVdP will grow, too. How could it not?

Sister Sabina Mbenge SMK
Spiritual Advisor

Amy Spernak
Board Member

How did you get involved with St. Vincent de Paul?

I volunteered with SVdP in other communities and so fortunately I found I had the same opportunity here.

How would you like to see St. Vincent de Paul of Bend grow in the coming years?

Maximize our housing opportunities.  Increase the nutritional level of food distributed to our guests.  Make more funds available for utilities, clothing, and other necessities through increased donations.

Wes Colbo
Board Member

Yvonne Burgess
Board Member

In which area would others consider you an “expert”?

Former business and estate planning lawyer with over 20 years experience working with individuals and public and privately held companies. Now as a real estate broker, I continue to advise clients with well-reasoned and creative solutions for their commercial and residential transition planning needs

How did you get involved with St. Vincent de Paul?

I was invited to observe client interviewing by a former client.  Impressed by the level of commitment of the volunteer staff and the organization’s delivery on its mission to provide food, housing and services to needy in the area, I joined SVdP in 2014.

How would you like to see St. Vincent de Paul of Bend grow in the coming years?

I am very interested in seeing SVdP continue to develop its low income housing projects.

Maria Catanzaro
Board Member

John Schimmoller
Member at Large

Terry O'Neil
Member at Large