St. Vincent de Paul of San Francisco
Director of Program Operations 
Lori Van Tassel comes to St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco after spending 20 years in the for-profit world serving as the Vice President of Operations for one of the largest pension funds in Sweden. Prior to her role as Vice President of Operations, she worked as a paralegal and legal administrator.
In 2018, she had the opportunity to change her professional direction and choose to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector, specifically focused on helping those experiencing trauma in underserved and marginalized communities. She joined St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco as a Family Advocate/Children’s Case Manager for Riley Center in August 2019 after volunteering with the organization for several months. She was then promoted to Lead Family Advocate and took on the role of working with children and families at the Community Office and shelter, providing services for survivors of domestic violence. In her current position as the Director of Program Operations she is able to use all of her operational and management skills in combination with her passion for helping others. 
Lori earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and Business Administration.