Face to Face Fine Art is comprised of a Board of Directors who contribute their time and talent to making decisions and keeping the organization running.
Tony Zdanowicz – President
Tony resides with his wife Susan and their six children in Crown Point, IN. He is President of Z-Alloy, Inc. which is a metal brokerage firm that deals in aluminum and brass foundry alloys. Tony and his brother Mike own and operate the business and handle alloys that are produced in North America, Argentina, Russia, Brazil, and Qatar. These are marketed primarily to metal casting firms throughout the Great Lakes Midwest. They are capably assisted by their valued employee Kathy Pendoski.
Tony , his brother Mike and brother-in- law Jack also own a tavern in Chicago called Michael Diversey’s.
Tony graduated from Indiana University in 1980 with a BS in business and remains involved in the metals. After graduation, he started his career working at Trialco, Inc. (an aluminum smelter in Chicago Heights, IL) in which his father had partial ownership. Tony and his father incorporated Z-Alloy, Inc. in 1986.
He has served for over six years as both Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Pastoral Council of his parish, St. Matthias in Crown Point, IN. He has also been involved in coaching CYO athletics for St. Mary’s Parish (his children’s school) in Crown Point, IN for over six years. Tony and his wife have been involved in numerous fundraisers for both St. Matthias and St. Mary’s parishes.
Tony attempts to bring his experience in both marketing and finance to the Face to Face organization. More importantly it is his long standing deep friendship with the late Chris Jones and his belief in Anne Jones’ spirit and talent that makes him want to be a part of this organization.
Gus Zuehlke – Vice President
Gus resides in South Bend, Indiana with his wife Karen and three children. He is a Notre Dame University Graduate and a Lay Minister, Theologian, Author and Faith Formation Director at St. Bavo Catholic Church in Mishawaka, IN. He has worked as a lay minister in the Catholic Church for 20 years. He is also an accomplished theologian and author of several books, articles, and pamphlets. His interest in helping the people of northern Uganda began after he was invited to give a retreat to the Catholic members of the Ugandan parliament. After hearing of the deplorable conditions in Northern Uganda caused by two decades of war, he visited Gulu. Gus returned to Gulu on a later trip specifically to learn more. Gus has since spoken about the crisis in Uganda on NPR, PBS, and at various international symposiums by invitation. After giving another retreat to the leaders in Kampala, he returned to Gulu a third time to present a retreat to the catechists who lived in the IDP refugee camps. The theme they presented to Gus at this retreat was: “How do we deal with this suffering. What can be done to get our story out?” Upon returning to the USA, he wondered what specific contribution he could make to alleviate such intense suffering. He contacted the Archdiocese of Gulu to recommend actions, and then called upon the services of Ted Pethick to help design a solution, and since that time he has been working tirelessly, on a volunteer basis, to move the project forward. Gus is the President and Founder of BOSCO – Uganda; a nonprofit organization that works to provide battery operated systems for community outreach in Uganda. Gus has since spoken about the crisis in Uganda on NPR, PBS, and at various international symposiums by invitation.
Gus brings us a wealth of knowledge regarding non-profit organizations and has been a great friend and advisor to Anne and Chris Jones for over twenty years.
Brenda Nicholson – Treasurer
Brenda lives in Crown Point with her husband Mark. She is recently retired and volunteered with Face to Face Fine Art after the sudden death of her youngest daughter. Brenda spent most of her career working in the field of learning. She worked for many years in the Learning Assistance Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI and has long been an advocate and educator in the field of ADHD.
Sandy Mikesell – Secretary
Sandy Mikesell lives in Osceola, Indiana with her husband Donald and is the sister of the founder of Face to Face. She is a retired mortgage lender with 36 years of banking history in lending and trust. She was a member of the South Bend Mishawaka Board of Realtors and served on several committees through that Board. Sandy served on the board of the both the Mishawaka and the Michiana Council of Camp Fire for Boys and Girls which includes a summer residence camp. She was an active member of the Mishawaka Business Association and served on the City of Mishawaka’s Charitable Solicitations Commission for several years overseeing the permits for various charitable organizations to do fund raising within the city. She has been active in her church community and has served on many committees at several area churches.
Lisa graduated in 1989 from Marian University in Indianapolis with a BA in Business. She was fortunate to have time while her boys were growing up to volunteer with different organizations. Lisa served on boards at St. Mary’s School in Crown Point, chaired events at St. Matthias Church, and has chaired committees and sat on the board of the Gamma Theta Chapter of Tri Kappa.
She currently works for the Security Department of Centier Bank as the 1st First floor Receptionist. Lisa looks forward to participating in the efforts of Face to Face and helping this organization thrive.
Owner Operator of The Door Store, 2001 through 2011. Hand-crafted custom kitchen cabinetry and historic reproduction casement furniture located in; London Ohio, Columbus Ohio, Anderson Indiana. Mr. Thatcher was a member of St. Marys’ Catholic Church, Anderson Indiana for the past 20 years and the chairman of the Parish Maintenance Committee for 12 years. He was responsible for managing a substantial budget that was necessary for the upkeep and building maintenance of the 120 year old Church, School and Rectory. His duties also included managing Parish maintenance staff as well as selecting and overseeing the work of outside contractors. Mark is a member of several Fraternal organizations; Free Mason Russiaville In. lodge # 82 , Indianapolis A.A.Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Murat Shrine, Kokomo Elks Lodge # 90. He is retired and continues to enjoy making hand crafted 18th century Shaker reproduction casement furniture for a select clientele. He currently resides in Crown 19th Point Indiana.
Steve resides with his wife Kathy and their three children in Crown Point, IN. He is the Director of IT for Rupari Foods which is located in South Holland, IL. Rupari markets food products to retail and foodservice throughout the United States and Canada. As a graduate of SUNY in Oswego NY in Political Science with minors in History and Italian in 1990 Steve’s interest in computers returned him to Purdue Calumet in Hammond to gain IT skills and he has been applying them in business situations and independent consulting for 25 years. Steve has held an officer position in the Knights of Columbus in Lansing Illinois where he was in charge of running the spelling bee, free throw contests, and other children related events. Steve has also served as the President of St. Andrews Church Men’s Club in Merrillville as well as vice president of the Merrillville Pop Warner Football program. Most recently Steve and his wife have supported the Crown Point Community and Crown Point Football program and have had all three children participating in the program the past 6 years. Steve brings his 25 years of computer systems and knowledge, people skills, and personality to the Face to Face organization. Steve has known the Jones family for the past ten years and believes that Anne’smission to help in the grieving process is of utmost importance. Steve fully believes in community and family values and is relentless in their pursuits.