Who We Are

Founders
Zachary Stack

Zachary is a Senior at Marist High School where he is in the Honors/AP program, participates on the 4th place State Math Team, is on the Academic Team, and plays baseball. Some of his proud accomplishments outside of this foundation include a 35 on his ACT, Vice President of Spanish National Honor Society, and scoring in top 5 percent on the national Spanish exam the past 3 years. He is the founder of this project and is excited, with your help, to see his dream become a reality.  He is the oldest brother to a sister and brother at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School who admire and look up to him and his accomplishments.  


Madelyn Stack

Madelyn was a 6th grader at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin school when the idea of creating an inclusive baseball field began to come a reality.  She has just graduated on the honor role and as a member of the National Junior Honor Society.  She currently attends Marist High School and is on the Freshman 'A' Volleyball team. In her free time, she plays competitive volleyball at Michio Volleyball Club.  She looks up to her older brother for all of his academic accomplishments and has a goal of accomplishing great things in high school.  

Adult Board of Directors

Thomas Jensen Sr.

Thomas was the Senior VP of Operations in North America of Dunkin' Donuts prior to his retirement in 2013. He is currently the Grand Knight of St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus council in Orland Park.  Prior to living in Orland Park, Thomas was involved in the Hickory Hills youth baseball and Scouting programs.

Tammy Stack

Tammy is the proud mother of Zachary.  She has been a Physical Therapist for 28 years was one of the founders of Occu-Sport Physical Therapy.  She has been lucky enough to be a stay at home mother for the past year and a half.  She currently spends most of her time driving her children to sporting events and watching them play baseball, basketball, football and volleyball.  She plans on returning to her career as a Physical Therapist in the near future where she will resume treating patients with orthopedic and sports injuries.  She and her husband Ken have three children and have lived in Orland Park since 1995 where they have been very involved in youth sports. 

Patricia Gira

Pat Gira is an elected Orland Park Village Trustee who has a given and continues to give her time and knowledge, making Orland Park a better place for all of it's residents to live in and enjoy.  

Keith Giemzik

Keith is the national director of business development for BMO Global Asset Management. He specializes in Unionized Labor benefit funds within the private and governmental sectors. Keith serves in a board capacity at Mercy Home Boys and Girls Club, Second Sense Beyond Vision Loss, and regularly fundraises for several other local organizations. Keith is married to Annie Tofannelli-Giemzik and has a son who plays baseball in the Cangelosi Sparks Baseball organization. Keith and his family reside in Homer Glen, Illinois. 



Trish Biondo-Soltys

Trish Biondo-Soltys is an instructor at Loyola's School of Communication.  She worked 28 years in radio at WUSN, was nominated several times as the Academy of Country Music Major Market Personality of the Year, won the Billboard Music Director of the Year and has been honored for her work with Veterans, the Chicago Fire Department and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  She and her husband Chick have two children and love Orland Park.  

Melanie Jones

Melanie is Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Clinical Hypnotherapist (ACCHT) with a private practice in Frankfort, IL.  She has been active in Orland Park for over 25 years serving as Past President of the Orland Park Rotary Club and a former Board member of the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce.  She perviously served as Executive Director for the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation and as a Director of Advancement/Communications for Sertoma Centre, serving more than 600 individuals with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities. 

Matthew Hunt

Matthew Hunt is the vice-president of Hunt Insurance Group, an independent family owned insurance agency since 1957. Matt is a graduate of Creighton university with a B.S.B.A in economics. Having grown up in the insurance industry, Matt, cut his teeth into the financial services industry prior to joining the agency almost 20 years ago. Matt was with UBSIPaineWebber and Nuveen Investments. In his spare time, Matt enjoys participating in endurance sports such as marathons and triathlons. Matt has two children and lives in Frankfurt with his wife, Joy.






Student Advisory Board
Nikolai Auskalnis

Nikolai Auskalnis is currently a senior at Marist High School.  Besides focusing on his studies, Nikolai is a member of the soccer team and Varsity Lacrosse Team.  He has successfully completed the CIT (counselor in training) program at YMCA Camp Maclean in Burlington, Wisconsin.  His goal for working with and helping with children is that much closer.  
Katianne Soltys 

Katianne Soltys is a junior at Providence High School, a member of the school's volleyball team, Habitat for Humanity, Augustinian Youth Ministry and a Student Ambassador.  A graduate of Cardinal Bernardin, she was awarded CJB's Scholar Athlete Award, the Prestigious Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Service Award, and a Providence Celtic Academic Scholarship.  When asked by Zachary and the Stack family to be part of Orland Park Baseball 4 ALL, Katianne jumped at the chance.  She is excited to be a part of such a great cause.  


Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer is a Junior at Marist High School where he is in the Honors/AP program and works as a manager for both the football and baseball teams. He is a proud member of the student board and hopes to help manifest this project into a great success. He is looking to make a difference in the world by helping one child at a time.

George Paetow

George Paetow is a rising Senior at Marist High School. In the summer, he loves to caddy and golfs frequently with his family and friends. He loves to watch the Chicago Cubs in his free time. In the future, he intends to study economics and finance in college. 

Michael Egan 

Michael Egan is a Senior at Marist High School. He is an advocate and leader of the Marist Boxing Team and loves to volunteer his time to non-profits. He is a dedicated member who always works his hardest to fundraise and spread the foundation's mission throughout the ChicagoLand Area.