20 Under 40: Bethany Cartledge

Deputy Director

St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County

I have had the privilege to work at SVdP in a variety of roles for the last 19 years, more than half of my life. I have had the opportunity to manage different areas for the last 10: from the retail book departments, to the national nonprofit mentoring arm that is the Cascade Alliance, development, our mattress recycling operations in CA, and now as deputy director, assisting with the overall agency. Prior to working at SVdP, I accompanied my parents as a volunteer while one served as the Assistant Executive Director at First Place Family Center, and the other was the Night Shelter Coordinator.

I am passionately invested in our agency’s mission and values and enjoy the opportunity to uplift and support the most vulnerable.  I am proud to work alongside so many talented, compassionate individuals and am honored to be given the opportunity to elevate Vinnie’s.