Educating Children … Changing Lives
Our LSEF Team - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sr. Lucy Marindany
Sr. Lucy Marindany is the LSOSF leader of the Little Sisters Education Fund. She holds a B.Ed. from Marist International University in Kenya, a PgD in Education from Egerton State University in Kenya, and a M.Ed. from Saint John’s University in New York. She is Vice President of Education and Childcare Services at St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care in Milwaukee, WI. Sr. Lucy founded the nonprofit Little Sisters of St. Francis – Midwest Inc. (dba Little Sisters Education Fund) to further the LSOSF mission.
Jeanie Lewandowski is the Committee Chairperson of the Little Sisters Education Fund. She maintains regular communication with our Ugandan team and coordinates the issues, needs and concerns of the students and Ugandan team with the US team. Jeanie and her family have sponsored students since 2016 and she was able meet their Ugandan daughter in 2017 along with the LSEF team in Nkokonjeru. Jeanie is an active Catholic parishioner involved in ministries that serve others.
Terry O'Neill is the Treasurer and Financial Manager for the Milwaukee LSEF team. He has visited Nkokonjeru several times and is a strong advocate for the work of the Little Sisters of St. Francis. The O'Neill family has been sponsoring Vanessa Namagga throughout her education and he is proud of Vanessa's hard work and accomplishments as she enters a University level teacher training program.
Tracy Flood is the LSEF Secretary and Development Coordinator. She traveled to Uganda in 2006 and has volunteered on behalf of education in the region since her visit. Tracy and her family have been sponsoring a child who is now in her final year at a university in Kampala.
Vicki O'Neill is the Sponsorship and Student Communications Coordinator for our team. She is the liaison between sponsors and students and facilitates regular exchange of letters, photos and report cards. Vicki has been inspired by the strength and devotion of the LSOSF community and is humbled to be able to share a small part in their mission of serving children in need. Sponsoring a child has been a personally rewarding experience for Vicki and her family.
Carl Malischke is an Advisor and News Coordinator for our LSEF Milwaukee team. He is an active life-long Catholic following the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and engages in this work in response to the calling of the Spirit to do God’s will. He has served on the LSEF committee since its inception and is committed to helping the Little Sisters' change lives through education.
Our LSEF Team - Nkokonjeru, Uganda
Sandra Villegas is a member of the Filipino Volunteer Mission Movement (VMM) and is a Development Advisor for the LSOSF in their Education, Health and Social Services ministries. She is based in Nkokonjeru and supports the LSEF by ensuring that all school fees and requirements are met and that timely budgets and financial reports are prepared.
Sr. Annet Athieno, LSOSF
Sr. Annet Athieno is our Ugandan LSEF Program Coordinator. She is a trained social worker with a degree from Tangaza Univerity in Kenya. Her experience in working with vulnerable children and their families is an asset to this ministry. Sr. Annet visits the schools to oversee academic progress and handles the exchange of grade reports and letters.
Sr. Seraphine Amulen, LSOSF
Sr. Seraphine Amulen is a member of the Little Sisters’ Leadership Team living at the LSOSF Headquarters in Jinja-Uganda. She is Councillor in charge of the Education Desk of the Little Sisters. Sr. Seraphine oversees student placement for LSEF families. She also mentors students to prepare them for future community placement. Sr. Seraphine serves on five African Board of Governors as an educational and policy advisor.