Member Toolbox

As Vincentians, we participate in a worldwide movement with its own unique history, spirituality, and organization. It is not enough to have a desire to serve those in need; to be effective, that desire must be formed and focused by the Rule and Statutes of the Society. We have a way of doing things that has been tested over our 180-year history. To be a Vincentian is to embrace that way, not rigidly or uncritically, but in a spirit of charity, friendship, and service.

For Vincentian leaders this is doubly true. By accepting positions of leadership, you have accepted responsibility for teaching and enforcing the Rule. You have also agreed to be accountable: to your donors and members; to the people you serve; to higher level Councils; and to the government, which has a natural role to play in ordering society towards the common good (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1897-1905). This means scheduling and conducting meetings according the Rule, preparing and submitting required reports, tracking finances and “case” records, and other responsibilities.

The following resources are made available to all Vincentians, whether in leadership or not. If you have suggestions for additional material, please alert us. We want this “toolbox” to be an invaluable resource for all our members.

NOTE! If something you need isn’t here, always check the National Council website, which has an incredible range of materials addressing every topic of concern to Vincentians and Vincentian leaders. Visit that page here.

Board & Staff

SVDP Rhode Island Staff

Renee Brissette, Executive Director

Kat Brissette, Liaison

Nicole O’Leary, Office Staff

Fran Garrepy, Office Staff

Robert Gentile, Office Staff

Christian Larivee, Driver

Arthur Andolfo, Driver

Ricardo Silverio, Warehouse Staff

Willy Espinal, Warehouse Staff

Andy Espinal, Warehouse Staff

SVDP Rhode Island Board

Michael Vieira, President

Patricia Sickinger, Vice President

Tom Walsh, Treasurer

Susan Horner, Secretary

Rev. Giacomo Capoverdi, Spiritual Advisor

Paul Mancini, Legal Advisor

Carol Hottenrott, East Bay District

Joan Gradilone, Southern District

Susan Hoerner, West Bay District

Martha Perkins, Northern District

Agnes Chretian, Providence District

Renee Brissette, Executive Director

Safe Environment & S2Verify

As of April 1, 2018, all Vincentians in the Diocese of Providence must have completed a three-step process in order to conduct home visits or participate in special works that involve the public:

STEP ONE: Complete Safe Environment Training

STEP TWO: Read our Sexual Misconduct Policy and Code of Ethical Conduct

STEP THREE: Submit to a Background Check

The first two steps can be completed right here on this website. Step Three will take you to our background check vendor, S2Verify, which provides screening services to business and nonprofits, including the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. There is no cost to you. Simply click through the link below and follow the steps. You may have a copy of your report sent directly to you.



Local Conferences


St. Pius V Conference, Providence. 401-859-5800 ext 121.

Holy Name Conference, Providence. 401-859-5800 ext 110.

St. Mark Conference, Cranston. 401-942-1616 ext 320.

St. Raymond Conference, Providence. 401-859-5800 ext 120. 

Holy Ghost, Providence. 401-859-5800  ext 122.

West Bay

Ss. John and James Conference, West Warwick. 401-821-7661.

St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Coventry. 401-828-3090.

St. Joseph Conference, West Warwick. 401-859-5800 ext 107.

St. Kevin Conference, Warwick. 401-921-0907.

East Bay/Aquidneck Island

St. Brendan Conference, Riverside. 401-301-6307.

Jesus Saviour Conference, Newport. 401-236-2453.

St. Joseph Conference, Newport. 401-258-5773.

St. Lucy Conference, Middletown. 401-618-4996.

Northern Rhode Island

St. Joseph Conference, Cumberland. 401-426-9806.

Our Lady of Good Help Conference, Mapleville. 401-762-1834.

St. John the Baptist Conference, Pawtucket. 401-722-9054.

St. John Paul II Conference, Pawtucket. 401-744-5404.

Mary, Mother of Mankind Conference, North Providence. 401-225-4046.

St. Eugene Conference, Chepachet. 401-568-2700.

St. Philip Conference, Greenville. 401-949-2949.


St. Catherine Labouré, Westerly. 401-450-9749.

St. Mary/St. James Conference, Carolina. 401-364-9413.

St. Joseph Conference, Hope Valley. 401-218-1597

St. Francis Conference, Wakefield. 401-871-8936.


Michael Vieira

Patricia Sickinger
Vice President

Tom Walsh

Susan Horner

Rev. Giacomo Capoverdi
Spiritual Advisor

Paul Mancini
Legal Advisor

Renee Brissette
Executive Director


East Bay District

Carol Hottenrott

Southern District

Joan Gradilone

West Bay District

Susan Hoerner

Northern District

Martha Perkins

Providence District

Agnes Chretien


25 Webb Street, Cranston, RI 02920


Monday – Friday: 9am to 3pm


(401) 490-0822


SVDP Rhode Island

Office Staff

Renee Brissette, Executive Director

Nicole O’Leary, Office Staff

Fran Garrepy, Office Staff

Robert Gentile, Office Staff

Kat Brissette, Liaison


Warehouse Staff

Christian Larivee, Warehouse Driver

Arthur Andolfo, Warehouse Driver

Ricardo Silverio, Warehouse Staff

Willy Espinal, Warehouse Staff

Andy Espinal, Warehouse Staff


Rhode Island Resource Directory 2023


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Security Deposit Agreement

Oil Agreement