The National Council of the
United States

In general, the office of the National Council provides leadership, technical assistance, mangement training, and resource development.  The National Council enables Councils and Conferences to better devote their own resources to serving their communities and seeks to develop and promote innovative strategies that address human needs and social justice. The National Office is located at:

58 Progress Parkway
Maryland Heights, Mo. 63043-3706
PH: 314-576-3993
Fax: 314-576-6755

To secure assistance, contact the nearest Catholic Church in your community and ask if they have a Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference in their parish or know of one in the vicinity.  Or, look for "Society of St. Vincent de Paul" in your local White Pages.  To find the District or Diocesan Council closest to you, click here.


National Council Office Staff

Executive Staff
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
David Barringer

314-576-3993 EXT 200
Executive Administrative Associate
Sherry Brown

314-576-3993 EXT 200

Senior Director of Governance
Michael Syslo

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Finance, Personnel & Facilities

Senior Director of Finance, Personnel
and Facilities

Laura Kamper

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National Formation Director
Sr. Kieran Kneaves

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Member Services
Director of Membership Services
Pamela Johnson

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 International Twinning
International Twinning Coordinator
Maria Villa-Garcia

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Haiti  Project

Haiti Project Coordinator
Suzie David-Pierre

Development Department
National Development Director
Steven Martinez

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National Manager of Corporate
 and Donor Relationships

Dr. E. Lance McCarthy

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National Development Programs Manager
Nathan Martin

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Development Administrative Associate
Gerri Sample

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Marketing and Communication
National Director of Marketing and Communications
 Gary Stevens

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 Information Technology
 Information Technology Director
Michael Schottenhaml

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Information Technology Specialist
Wendy VanDeventer-Jones

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 Materials and Sales

Materials/Sales Specialist
Gil Peters
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