Meet Our Board
Graziano Marcheschi,M.A., D.Min. - Board Chair
Serving as Board Chair, Graziano is an author, lecturer, and storyteller who speaks nationally on liturgy and the arts, scripture, and lay ministry. He is Senior Programming Consultant at Shalom World Television and Contributing Editor for Shalom Tidings magazine. He served as Vice President for University Mission and Ministry at Saint Xavier University, as Director of Lay Ministry Formation (Archdiocese of Chicago). He's authored books on Scripture and commentaries on the Pentateuch, Gospels, and Acts for the Catholic Bible, Personal Study Edition (Oxford University Press). He and his wife Nancy founded the Anawim Players (international Christian performing arts company). Graziano hosted "The Church, the Cardinal and You" with Cardinal Francis George and the radio program Catholic Community of Faith. He and his wife have two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell RN, PhD
Phyllis Ann Solari-Twadell is an Associate Professor Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago. She has previously held the positions of Director, Accelerated Nursing Program; and, Director, Global Experiences and International Studies. She is currently Director, Primary Care Community Health Nursing Scholars program. For the last fifteen of the twenty-five years, Ann held the title Director of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, Advocate Health Care, Park Ridge, She was editor of "Perspectives on Parish Nursing Practice", and has co-edited/contributing author to multiple textbooks. Ann is President of Faith Community Nursing International, among other board roles. Ann recognizes that caregivers have many unspoken needs. Nourish can be one of those supports providing excellent resources and a lifeline for the caregiver and family members.
Deacon Michael Fekete
Ordained as a Deacon in June 2016, he is Director of International and Global Scholar Services at Lewis University. Deacon Michael is involved with Catholic Relief Services as a Global Fellow and with Lewis in the University Ambassador Program – both focusing on social
justice issues around the world. He is also on the Chicago Southwest Regional Board of Catholic Charities linking both the local and global mission of the Church. He is passionate about interfaith and ecumenical initiatives. He presently resides on the southwest side of Chicago with his wife of 25 years and proud of his soon to be graduating college son.
Rocco Martino retired from Guideposts, a Church Corporation, in 2021 after a 36-year career. He was Senior Vice President, most recently responsible for Partnership Development and Digital Initiatives. During his career he was responsible for many aspects of Guideposts ministries, including marketing, ad sales, content development, retail sales, fund raising, outreach, information technology and operations. He recently led an initiative at Guideposts to provide spiritual and practical support to subscribers who are caregivers. He serves as the President of the Board of the East Fishkill District Library and volunteers for several civic and religious organizations. Rocco lives in Hopewell Jct, NY with his wife, Maria. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Molly Lynch is a PR and social media expert with nearly 20 years in the industry. Molly founded Lynch Communications Group, a boutique agency, in 2007 after working at some of the world's largest PR firms including Ogilvy and MSL. LCG specializes in social media for B2C and B2B brands and PR for a variety of clients from Fortune 500 companies to tech startups to best-selling authors. One of Molly's favorite projects is placing thought leadership pieces for clients, which she has secured in every top tier media outlet. Molly also teaches as an adjunct professor at DePaul University and is an active volunteer for Big Shoulders Chicago. Molly lives in Chicago with her husband Jay, her two daughters and her sleepy Ridgeback.
Vicki Keough, RN, PhD, ACNP
Dr. Vicki Keough is Dean Emerita and Professor Emerita, Loyola University Chicago, Niehoff School of Nursing and a dedicated member of the nursing profession for over 45 years. Speaker and author, her work on trauma care, leadership and ethics has been widely published in peer reviewed medical journals. Honored to assume the Dean role in 2009, Dr. Keough's leadership dramatically grew the faculty to over 70 faculty and student enrollment to over 1,500 students. Of all her accomplishments, Dr. Keough believes her greatest honor was to foster Loyola's mission of excellence and service to others through the work of students, faculty and staff of Loyola's School of Nursing.
Paul Horcher is President, Horcher Construction, Inc., leading the organization the past 18 years. He is recognized for guiding organizations during transition and his thoughtful leadership style Paul is currently board chair for Bellarmine Jesuitt Retreat House and served as board President for Emmaus Ministries. He is a 2005 graduate of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Called & Gifted Lay Ministry Program. Paul has serrved as a Minister of Care in hospitals for over 20 years. In 2015 he completed a 3 year internship, training as a Spiritual Director in the Ignatian Tradition. He has been married to his wife Lisa for 35 years. They have 6 children ranging from 32 to 21 and 3 grandchildren. Paul believe's God’s love is all encompassing and can be found in every situation.
Todd VanNest, Ph.D.
Todd VanNest delivers talent solutions, HR strategy, executive coaching, and change leadership for clients of the firm he founded, Next Summit Enterprises. Prior to leading NSE, he worked for other firms and served in HR officer roles. The most formative moments which have shaped his service include the focus on patient-centered care for a network of cancer hospitals; and helping drive healthcare transformation through talent innovations. In this latter role, he co-created an executive leader (faith) formation program. Todd says, “It’s the same for caregivers who companion others through suffering—walking with others on a journey of faith has led me closer to Christ and closer to those whom I serve.”