Executive Director Sister Gloria Perez

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Executive Director Sister Gloria Perez possesses a long and distinguished record of service to the homeless and the working poor. Her years of experience and expertise in feeding the hungry and helping women and children move beyond poverty through education position Oasis to continue to meet the growing needs of the Paterson community. 

 

Prior to joining Oasis, she was the the Executive Director of Eva’s Village. Under Sister Gloria’s leadership, Eva’s Village in Paterson, New Jersey, implemented many diverse programs as well as building a 50 unit residence providing affordable housing, and expanding both the kitchen and medical clinic. 

 

Sister Gloria began her career as an educator in Manhattan during the early 1960s, and continued her ministry to inner-city teenagers in New York City and Paterson, New Jersey for more than 38 years. As an educator, Sister Gloria held the positions of teacher, department head, assistant principal and Principal of Paterson Catholic High School.

 

Sister Gloria belongs to the religious community of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, New Windsor, New York. She has celebrated her 50th anniversary as a religious sister. She is the recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award, the highest papal award for a woman, for her years of service to the Church and the poor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Assumption College. Blessed with a dynamic speaking gift, she is highly sought after for her ability to educate and inspire audiences on the challenges facing the poor.

Sister Gloria can be reached at 973-881-8307 x101.