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February 4, 2014 > St. Vincent De Paul announces new Executive Director

St. Vincent De Paul announces new Executive Director

Submitted By Melanie Diegel

The Board of Trustees of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County (SVdP) announced that Blase Bova has joined the organization as the new Executive Director.

For the past 15 years Bova had served in various management roles as Director of Development, Director of Operations and Director of Programs at SVdP Phoenix, Arizona, overseeing many core programs including one of the largest commercial kitchens in the state, which prepares 3,200 meals daily in their dining room sites.

During these years he utilized his management and program skills to create effective, high impact safety net programs for families and individuals in need and to grow a volunteer program that is a model for SVdP organizations throughout the U.S.

Most recently, he served as the executive director at SVdP of Marin, CA overseeing fundraising, marketing and programs.

During the nationwide executive director search, board president Ed Frakes knew they had found the right person with the vision, skills and commitment necessary for a leader for the 75 year old organization when Bova told him, ÒMy greatest success is in inspiring staff and volunteers that SVdP is much more than a job Ð that through our mutual efforts and accountability and guided by the St. Vincent de Paul model, we can each be a tremendous force for good.Ó

Blase Bova can be reached at (510) 435-2625 or

St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1938 that provides direct assistance to men, women and children in Alameda County in need.

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