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Margie English

Margi English

Executive Director

Margi English has worked in both private sector and nonprofit organizations, where she has raised over $50 million for human services, social justice, and education programs.

Ms. English started her career in nonprofit fund development as Executive Director of Development and Communications for Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology. Margi served as Executive Director for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco in 2013-2017 and is happy to be back in this role to support the great work of our team.

She has served as Chief Development Officer for both Hamilton Families and Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and is well versed in issues related to housing, shelter and workforce development.

She was appointed by the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women to the Equal Pay Advisory Board and served on the San Francisco Interfaith Essential Housing Task Force in partnership with the Mayor’s Office.

Ms. English is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders and received a B.S. degree in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. She holds current CFRE, PHR and PMP certifications.

Salvador Barr

Director of Homeless Services

As the Director of Homeless Services for the St. Vincent de Paul of San Francisco, Salvador is committed to partnering with City agencies to support homeless efforts at defining and reaching both short and long-term goals and systematically increasing each client’s self-sufficiency through workforce development, support services, case management, healthy meals, affordable housing, and financial independence. Previously, Salvador worked as an Immigration Attorney in Seattle and San Francisco. In addition, for years, Salvador supervised and facilitated the compliance of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act for the San Francisco Unified School District, servicing over 9,000 public students. Salvador graduated with honors from San Diego State University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts. Followed by earning a Master's Degree in Science Education Social Counseling at National University and completing a Juris Doctorate in Law at Whittier College. 


Estella Balauro

Director of Finance

Estella M. Balauro brings to her work over 15+ years of extensive experience in non-profit accounting, specifically grants and government contracts management and monitoring. She earned her experience working for various non-profit organizations such as the YMCA of San Francisco and the University of California, San Francisco. She began working at St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco in 2015 and successfully earned her way up from Senior Accounting Specialist/Accounting Manager to being promoted to Controller position in 2019, and Director of Finance in 2022. She continues her commitment to maintaining the organization’s compliance in order to support the mission and vision of the Society. Estella holds a BS degree from California State University, East Bay, concentration in Finance and Corporate Management, and Associate’s Degree in Business Software Applications from Heald College. She recently obtained her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification in April 2022. She also shares her accounting knowledge as a volunteer Bookkeeper for Badjao Bridge, a U.S. based non-profit organization providing educational aid for underserved children in the Philippines.


Lois Dutton

Director of Human Resources

Lois Dutton has worked in the non-profit sector for over 30 years. Lois holds a PHR certification in addition to her certification in accounting.  She has worked in business management at various non-profits in the Bay Area, including Bishop O’Dowd, Jesuit School of Theology, Pacifica Foundation, and Heald College where she was awarded Business Manager of the Year in 1992.  While at Pacifica Foundation, she took part in the strategic planning to handle the union uprising where she successfully negotiated union bargaining contracts and took on CFO duties.  Lois has successfully managed people for over 20 years. Since 2009 she has managed the HR needs of  St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco's 100 employees.