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Management

Management Team

Angela Hudson

Angela HudsonExecutive Director

Angela joined the Society in 1999 with a background in financial management. Angela has extensive experience in accounting, tax and auditing and was the Financial Administrator for Island Catholic Schools prior to joining Saint Vincent de Paul. In 2016, Angela received her Chartered Membership in the Canadian Institute of Housing. Angela is a Director on the Board of British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Association and is assisting the Board of Hornby Island Elder Housing Society with development of affordable housing on Hornby Island.

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Barbara WebsterDirector of Finance & Administration

Board of Directors

Brian MannChairperson

Brian retired from management consulting in 2014. Before working as a consultant he was Chief Financial Officer of the B.C. Emergency and Health Services Commission after serving in the same capacity at the Ministry of Finance. Before moving to Victoria Brian was Chief Financial Officer of Fincentric Corporation (formerly Prologic) after articling for PwC in Vancouver. Brian is an Honorary Life Member of the United Way of Greater Victoria and he is a member of the Diocesan Finance Committee. Brian believes in giving back to his community by helping people in need. Brian is an avid golfer.

John CreanVice Chair

John retired from his position as Director of Housing with the Victoria Cool Aid Society in 2016 after 26 years of service. During his time as Director of Housing, John was responsible for the planning and building of fifteen facilities in the Capital Region that were designed to shelter and house the most marginalized people in our community. In 2014 John was awarded The Denise LeBlond Memorial award for his outstanding dedication and vision that have furthered the cause of affordable housing in British Columbia.

John is married with three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, kayaking and spending time with his grandchildren.  John was just elected (2020) to his second 3 year term on the Board.

Patrick McDonaldTreasurer

Patrick has been with SSVP for over almost 5 years since moving from Ontario and serving on the Finance Committee.  He brings 42 years of experience working first for various corporations and then managing his own private financial services practice. 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Concordia and a Master’s degree from McGill as well as the CPA and CFP designations.   Patrick enjoys golf during his free time; this is his first year sitting on the SSVP Board of Directors.

Jeff KucharskiPresident Victoria Particular Council

Before retiring from the public service in 2012, Jeff was an Assistant Deputy Minister in the Alberta Department of Energy but spent almost half his working career in Japan including with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Jeff has been active in both the non-profit and charitable sectors over many years. He currently serves as President of the Particular Council of Southern Vancouver Island. Jeff has a doctorate degree in energy science from Kyoto University (Japan) and is currently an Associate Faculty member of Royal Roads University. Jeff enjoys photography, hiking, boating and writing and publishing articles.

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Kathy WeswickDirector

Kathy has been with the Society for over 30 years and is a member of Sacred Heart Conference.  She has spent 2 years on the conference executive, and served on the Particular Council and Board for over 10 years in the past. Kathy has been both the President of the Victoria Particular Council and the President of the Board of Directors.  She is currently a temporary board member.  She is retired from her profession as a Registered Nurse and currently is on the ad hoc Constitution and Bylaws Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Archives Committee.

Stephanie PetersDirector

Stephanie has been with SVDP for over a decade and has been an active Conference member with St. Joseph the Worker Parish.  She brings many years of experience working in both public and private sectors including five years in education, 14 years in social services, several years in manufacturing and in government.   Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill and a Master’s degree from the University of Victoria. When not working, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. This is her first year sitting on the SVDP Board of Directors.

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Lucille RichardsonDirector

Lucille is a retired teacher/counsellor for school district 71.  Lucille's joined the Society with her husband Garry at the Christ the King Conference in the Comox Valley in 1996.  They were part of the group that started the Sonshine Soup Kitchen in the valley and were acitve in the setting up and running of the SSVP thrift store.  However, their greatest work was doing home visits.  

Over the years, Lucille has held most of the executive postiions in the Conference: President, Secretary, Treasurer and Dispatcher.  Lucille and her late husband attended many meetings and get togethers at the Particular Council, Regional Council and National Council levels.  Meeting with Vincentians throughout British Columbia and from across Canada has enriched her life.  Lucille was recently elected to a 3 year term on the Board.

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Heather MarinaccioDirector

Heather has been a member of the Christ the King Conference in the Comox Valley for the past two years and is a retired from a 32 year career as a naturopathic physician.  She has lived, worked and volunteered in the Comox Valley for 39 years.  .  In 2020, Heather was elected Vice Presdient of that confrence and in 2021 will become the President of the conference.  Heather is looking foward to being on the Board and representing viewpoints and experiences of the conferences in the northern part of Vancovuer Island.  Heather was recently elected to a 3 year term.

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