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OUR TEAM

Serving With Heart

Committed to helping others with openness and compassion.

ADMINISTRATION

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BRIAN FERSCHWEILER

Executive Director

A long-time advocate for people struggling with poverty, Brian has years of nonprofit experience. He has been chief executive of the Portland Council since 2016. He previously led the Clackamas Service Center and Blanchet House, both in Portland. He's a graduate of Jesuit High  and Washington State University, Vancouver.

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GAYLE PIZZUTO

Board President

A long-time Vincentian with her husband Terry, Gayle worked as a manager in a large dental practice before retiring. She was elected president of the Portland Council's board of directors in 2017. She also is active in her local St. Vincent de Paul, at Ascension Catholic Church in Northeast Portland.

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MATT NIEHAUS

Finance Manager

With St. Vincent de Paul since  2020, Matt graduated in accounting from the University of Portland after attending La Salle High School and Holy Family Grade School. He worked in Asia and the United States during more than 30 years in the sports apparel business.

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CRAIG LOUGHRIDGE

Emergency Services Manager

With St. Vincent de Paul since 2017, Craig has a master's degree from Marylhurst University, with a particular interest in nonprofit management. He previously managed a real estate business, and worked as a journalist. He has many more years' experience as a community volunteer.

BOARD

Vice President
Keith Bailey

Treasurer
Nancy Menagh

Secretary
Sherry Kuntz

District Rep - Clackamas

Vacant

District Rep - North/NE Portland

Steve Spitulski

District Rep - SE Portland

Roberta Gamache
District Rep - Washington Co./Coast
John Moore

At-Large
Dr. Lynn Strand

At-Large
Joe Bonneville

Emeritus Executive Director

Sharon Hills

Spiritual Advisor
Fr. John Marshall (non-voting)

STAFF & VOLUNTEERS