In Giving, We Receive
ANNE HOSINSKI WATSON | Executive Director
Anne Hosinski Watson has been named Executive Director of the St. Joseph County Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Watson was promoted from her current position as Director of Development. 

Prior to joining the Society in January, 2012, Watson served as the Assistant Campaign Director of the uKnight Capital Campaign at Marian High School in Mishawaka. Previously, she worked in the Information Technology industry, serving as the Security Practice Manager at Network Solutions, Inc., in Granger from 2005-2008, and as a Security Product Manager at Sprint Telecommunications in Reston, Va. from 1999-2005. She holds a B.A. in English and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame. A native of Mishawaka, Watson has served on the board of the Christ Child Society of South Bend, and is active in several ministries at St. Pius X Catholic Church. She is married and has three children.

Expressing her appreciation for the appointment, Watson said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the Society in this leadership role. Through the dedicated work of our Vincentians and Volunteers, the Society meets the needs of over a quarter of the residents of St Joseph County annually. I look forward to working with our staff and volunteers to grow our programming and base of support as we continue to honor the dignity of those we serve while providing opportunities for our Vincentians and Volunteers to grow spiritually.”
ALICIA MCMURTIE | Director of Thrift Operations
Alicia McMurtie is the Director of Thrift Operations. She has been with the society for 32 years, and thrift store manager for 25.

She loves the diversity of her job: "I get work with customers, with donors, with employees, and also do some in-store displays and organize the 50 percent off sales." She is a native of South Bend.
DALE SEELY | Director of Programs
Dale Seely has been with the Society since the summer of 2009. He is a graduate of Bethel College with a degree in Biblical Literature. Prior to coming to the Society, Dale spent twenty five years in the Recreational Vehicle Industry working as a sales representative. After his conversion to Catholicism in 2009 he joined the local Saint Vincent conference at his parish, Queen of Peace. Eventually this led to his becoming a part of the Council Team in July of 2009. 

The thing Dale finds most rewarding in his work is being able be helpful to people whatever their situation or their challenges. While it is God’s work to change the world, Dale believes it is our privilege at Saint Vincent to be a hand he can use to change one life at a time. Whether that life belongs to a donor, a volunteer or a client, the Society has as its mission the responsibility of being the hand that lifts others toward the One who is reaching out to all.
ANGELA FINNEGAN-LEO | Assistant Director of Programs
Angela began her work at St. Vincent de Paul society after having been a volunteer through her home conference of St. Pius for four years. She has also volunteered her time at the Crescent Avenue location in a variety of ways, primarily answering food request phone calls. She is a St. Vincent de Paul mentor for Holy Cross College's service learning class, where she works side by side with students each semester, leading them in a variety of activities typical of a Vincentian, including food deliveries, pantry work and Thrift Store work. 

Angela's caring compassion for the needy of her community has been a big part of her life while living in a variety of states including Texas, New Jersey, Florida, Michigan and now Indiana. 
DARLENE SWEENEY | Volunteer Recruiter
Darlene moved to Mishawaka in July 2011 from Reno where she owned and operated a hospitality company covering Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada for nine years. Previous to that she owned and operated a management company in Chicago, Illinois. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Darlene has three children and two grandchildren. She started volunteering for Saint Vincent de Paul during the Christmas Program and was co-chair of the 2012 SVdP Legacy Dinner. Darlene is a member of the Christ Child Society and a lector, Vincentian, and member of the handbell choir at St. Pius X Catholic Church. 
MARY EME | Volunteer Coordinator
Mary came to the Society after over 14 years as a member of the Junior League of South Bend, where she served in a variety of leadership capacities including two terms on the Board. Previously, Mary worked as a legal assistant in Los Angeles and Cincinnati. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Arizona and was born and raised in Upland, California. Mary is married to Ken Eme and is the mother of a son and two daughters.
Conference Services Coordinator - Amy Potter
Amy Potter came on board as the Conference Services Coordinator in May 2013. She is a native Hoosier and earned a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from the University of Evansville. Amy was fortunate to be able to stay home with her three young children while her husband pursued his career. Her husband's job loss, shortly after moving to Wadsworth, Ohio, devastated the single-income family's finances but not their faith. Amy and her family turned to a St. Vincent De Paul conference for emergency food and financial assistance and asked for prayers from their fellow parishioners at Sacred Heart in Ohio. A job opportunity brought the family to South Bend a year later. Amy is an active member of St. Bavo Parish and has been a member of the St. Bavo Vincentian conference delivering food with her husband Michael, helping coordinate food drives for Mishawaka Catholic School, and volunteering at the Council office in a number of capacities. Amy lives in South Bend with her husband Michael and their three children Lydia, Lucas and Liam.