(Chairperson) Mrs Dee Mansi Dee Mansi has been an educator for over 30 years, including experience as Headteacher, Governor and Inspector of Catholic and CofE schools. Prior to this, she worked in the Banking sector and owned a T.E.F.L company teaching English to overseas students. Dee is President of AIC UK, a Trustee of T.E.R.E , a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an alumni of The Windsor Leadership Trust and former Vice Chair of the Fitzdale Trust. She loves to travel, and together with husband Gino and son Liam they have explored widely beyond their Irish/Italian roots. Dee is an avid reader, enjoys films, being a beekeeper and working for local and Vincentian charities at home and abroad.
Mr Joe MacEachen
Joe is an Area Librarian with Glasgow Life, a not for profit Charitable Trust which manages Libraries, Sports Centres and Theatres for Glasgow City Council. He has worked in Local Government for 37 years. He is married to Helen and lives in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. He has been a member of SSVP for 27 years both in the Diocese of Paisley and now the Diocese of Motherwell. Since June 2009 he has served the SSVP as Diocesan President in Motherwell Diocese. Outside of his charity work his main interests are ballroom dancing; cinema, reading and Glasgow Celtic.
Sr Susan Molloy DC
Sr. Susan has been a Daughter of Charity for 31 years and has worked in nursing and in hospital chaplaincies. For the last ten years she has been associated with Vincentian Volunteers as co-ordinator in Liverpool. Last August, she became Director of Vincentian Volunteers and now splits her time between that and Hospital chaplaincy work. She comes originally from Ulverston near the Lake District and enjoys walking in the countryside, reading scripture, spiritual books and novels.
Fr Beresford Skelton CMP
Beresford was born in Yorkshire and learnt the faith at St Margaret’s Ilkley. He studied Theology at St Chad’s College, Durham and Chichester Theological College and was ordained Deacon in 1976 and Priest in 1977. He joined the Company of Mission Priests in 1976. He has served in parishes in Newcastle, Cresswell, Ellington & Lynemouth and is currently based in Sunderland.
Mrs Ingrid Phillips
Ingrid Phillips was born in Germany, married a British Army Officer and has three daughters. She became a co-founder of a SVP conference in Camberley, continued being a member once she moved to Hertfordshire but then moved abroad. Once back in the UK she rejoined the SVP, is now settled in Guildford with her husband and at present is the Central Council President for the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. She is a trustee of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for England and Wales. She is a member of the Social Justice Committees of the SVP and of the VIP. She is still working part-time as membership secretary for an international Society.
Sr Teresa Thorpe
Sr. Teresa is a Sister of Charity of Our Lady of Evron. She worked as a nurse for many years in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. For the past nine years she has been living in Manchester where she does some voluntary work at a benefits advice and information centre and also does translating work from French to English for her own and other Congregations.
Sr Kathleen Page DC
Sr Kathleen Page has been a member of the Daughters of Charity for 27 years. During that time she has worked in a variety of social ministries both in the UK and abroad, including work with people with a visual impairment, those who are homeless, women’s development, community organizing, project management and currently with the Brothers of Charity Services Lancashire as Pastoral Co-ordinator alongside people with a learning disability. Sr Kathleen is a member of the VIP spirituality group, and was a member of the initial group that established the Vincentian Volunteers. Her hobbies include walking, storytelling, bread making and having coffee with friends.
Mr Andrew Hollingsworth
Andrew Hollingsworth is a chartered accountant and has been involved in charities working with homeless people for many years. Since 1983 he has organised the finances and then the fund raising at The Passage, initially on a voluntary basis but now employed as Business Director. He was involved in setting up The Depaul Trust in 1989. He is currently a trustee and Treasurer of the Vincentian Volunteers and the Society of Friends of Westminster Cathedral.