(Chairperson) Mrs Dee Mansi is the new Chair
Mr Mick Clarke Mick Clarke started his career in the Voluntary Sector as a Youth Worker, and has worked in the homeless sector since 1995. Starting as a volunteer, he then worked as a project worker in hostels and then moved into the area of employment and training, launching Depaul UK’s first training project for homeless people. Mick moved to The Passage as Deputy Chief Executive in 2006, and in 2009 was appointed Chief Executive. The Passage runs the UKs’ largest Day Centre for homeless people as well as accommodation and community based projects.
Mrs Christine Crump
Christine’s professional life has been in education – in secondary, tertiary and community education in areas of social deprivation in London and as an examiner for the Institute of Export and Institute of Bankers. She has served as UK President of the AIC for the past 6 years. She continues to be a member of its UK Management Committee. She currently works part-time at an Employment Training project and voluntarily with homeless people. She lives with her husband in south east London and enjoys parish life, visits to Spain and her grandchildren.
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.
Sr Maria Robb DC Sr Maria was part of the VIP Spirituality Group in Scotland when it first started. Recently she joined the Trustees of VIP. Maria has been a Daughter of Charity for the past 31 years. For most of this time she has been teaching deaf children. For the past 7 years she has been a member of the Provincial Council of the Daughters of Charity. Maria, who comes from Dundee, loves music and plays a number of musical instruments whenever she gets the time.
Fr Noel Travers CM Fr Noel was born in Dublin. he has spent most of his life in Britain, involved in education, parish work, ministry to deaf people and spiritual direction. Soon he will be an assistant priest in Mill Hill.
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 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.