Meet Colleen Sullivan Opack

Regional Director

Colleen Sullivan Opack fell in love with the work of the Sisters of Mary and World Villages for children when she was a young girl. She was fortunate to meet our founder, Venerable Fr. Aloysius Schwartz in her home as a young girl. While in college she was blessed to see the program in person when she visited Father Al, the children, and Sisters in Korea and the Philippines with her family. That trip changed her life. She hosted fundraisers with friends for the Sisters as a young adult. She always wanted to work for a cause so near and dear to her heart. She feels blessed to be part of this wonderful work that is changing lives and forming truly Catholic missionaries one child at a time.

Colleen has made several pilgrimages to see the work firsthand and can attest to the life changing opportunities that our students are receiving thanks to our generous donors. Prior to accepting this position, Colleen served as VP of an environmental, health, and safety training company. She enjoys working with the public and serving on the board of her family’s foundation for Catholic Charities. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two college age children, and dogs.

Learn more about the children

The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

Meet Our Graduates

There are 160,000+  graduates from the Sisters of Mary Schools. Many of our graduates went on to live prosperous lives, helping their families and local communities. Read the inspiring stories of our graduates in their own words. 

Life At Our Villages

Learn more about how we help children break free from a life of poverty.