Eve Lindquist – Executive Director

Eve 2015Eve brings with her thirty years of experience in the hotel and travel industry.  Her background has included various positions within that field from food service and catering, to sales, public relations, and marketing.  She and her husband Russ are members of St. Bernadette Parish in Northborough, MA.

As Executive Director of Visitation House Inc., Eve manages the overall operation of the entire program encompassing all phases of fundraising and community networking.

 

 

 

Veronica Hachey – Director of Operations and Human Resources

Veronica is non-profit management professional with experience in organizational leadership and program management with over 20 years’ experience in management, human resources and client management. Her passion is helping and empowering people to reach their highest potential, and serving multi-cultural individuals within the community. Prior to coming to Visitation House Inc., Veronica served as Executive Director of Dress for Success Worcester where she was responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the organization’s efforts to promote economic independence of disadvantaged women. Veronica was the recipient of the Action Hero Award from the Worcester Community Action Council for dedicated commitment to serving disadvantaged women. A native of Worcester, Veronica now resides in Charlton with her husband Scott and their two children.

 

Board of Directors

 

Joseph Williams – President of the Board

Joseph Williams

Joseph is a founding board member and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Visitation House Inc.  He is a husband and father of 9 children.  He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Holy Family Academy in Manchester, NH.  Joseph has served as a member of the Audit Committee for The Diocese of Worcester as well as a member of the parish council and finance committee of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Worcester, MA.  In addition he served as Chairman of the Board of Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School in Worcester, MA.  Joseph is an active member of St. Matthew’s Parish in Windham, NH, teaching in the religious education program and coordinating and training altar servers.  Joseph enjoys volunteering his time coaching both girls and boys basketball in Manchester, NH.

Joseph currently serves as a Vice President-Investments at UBS Financial Services in Boston, where, with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Joseph specializes in providing consulting, investment, financial, and estate planning services to high net worth clients, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

Joseph received his bachelor of science degree in managerial economics from Carnegie Mellon University and his M.B.A. from The University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business.

 

Juliann O’Connor – Clerk

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Julie O’Connor, a resident of Worcester, Massachusetts, is a retired high school foreign language teacher.  For over 35 years she taught French, Spanish, and Latin in public schools in Nebraska, Worcester, and Leicester Massachusetts.  A native of Nebraska, she received degrees from CreightonUniversity in Omaha and The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She is married to a retired WPI professor and the mother of two adult children.  She is a member of St. Paul’s Cathedral parish.

 

 

 

 

Christine Farmer

Christine Farmer

Christine Farmer has 30 years of business and marketing expertise and, as a wife and mother of two children, has a deep devotion to the Catholic faith, traditional family values and commitment to the community.

Christine began her career in high-tech finance, marketing and product management after receiving a degree in Finance (1985) and an M.B.A. (1992) from Boston University. In 1999, she founded and currently operates Resumes-for-Results, a small executive career consulting service focused on personal branding, career strategies and resume development.

As an active volunteer for Dress for Success Worcester, Christine received the organization’s 2012 “Beyond the Suit” award for driving local awareness, strategic initiatives and resume development workshops. Christine has supported Westborough Public Schools in classrooms, career forums, character initiatives, parent activities, and since 2006, served on school councils at the elementary, upper elementary, middle and high school levels.

Christine is a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Westborough currently serving as Lector, Extraordinary Minister and Catechist for K-8 religious education, RCIA and Baptism programs. She has served on the St. Luke’s Religious Education Board and Welcome Committee, and supports the Respect Life Ministry effort. She is a 15-year member of the Women of St. Luke’s Church (WOSL) organization. In 2004, Christine created and continues to lead a Character Enrichment program for 12-18 year old girls at two Massachusetts lock-down facilities within the Department of Youth Services (DYS.) Christine also volunteers at the Worcester Diocese Catholic Women’s Conferences and is an Associate of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston.

Christine and her husband, Dave, live in Westborough where they are raising two daughters to learn and live their Catholic faith with particular emphasis on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Ed Hardy

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Ed Hardy is a Worcester native and has been part of the Visitation house community for the past 10 years with his father, Tom and sister Catherine also serving on the board.

A graduate of the University of Dallas, he is now the co-owner of Central Rock Gym, a chain of indoor rock climbing, yoga and fitness facilities in the northeast.

Ed and his wife, Andrea, and two children are active parishioners at St. Rose of Lima in Northborough.

 

 

 

Callie Foster – Treasurer

Callie Foster

Callie received a B.A. in History from Worcester State University.  She and her husband, Matthew, have two boys – one biological and one adopted from South Korea.  She is a stay-at-home mom.  Callie is a Creighton Model Fertility Care Practitioner, teaching natural family planning at Immaculate Conception in Worcester, and she shares her expertise with the residents at Visitation House Inc.

 

 

 

John W. Harding M.D.

John W. Harding MD

John graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, MA in 1955, Providence College, R.I. in 1959 with a B.A. in biology, UCC medical school, Cork, Ireland in 1964 M.D.  He completed his internship and 1st year medical residency at the Carney Hospital, Boston, MA in 1966.  He completed his pediatric residency at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA in 1968.  He had a private practice of pediatrics in Shrewsbury and Worcester, MA. from 1968 to 2007.  He was Chief of Pediatrics at Hahnemann Hospital in Worcester from 1982 to 1988.  He and his wife, Grace, are married 49 years and have four children and seven grandchildren.  He is the director of the Respect Life ministry at St. Mary’s Parish, Shrewsbury, MA.  He is on the board of directors at Problem Pregnancy in Worcester.  He is a member of the Catholic Medical association, Mass. Citizens for Life, Mass. Medical Society, and the Worcester District medical society.  His you tube channel is “Raising kids with God” with a link to his web site “raising children with God”. He is proud to be a pro life activist.  John has been a pro-life activist since Roe vs Wade, is on the Board of Problem Pregnancy, and is devoted to our Blessed Virgin Mary and her rosary.

 

Kevin Kieler

Kevin Kieler

Kevin has twenty-eight years of business management, sales management, marketing management and construction management experience.  He is currently Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of Brady-Built Sunrooms.  In that capacity he reviews and approves sales and marketing budgets, develops and oversees the marketing campaign including development of TV and radio ads, and hires and trains all sales and marketing personnel.  As part of the 5-member board, he oversees and approves all major company decisions.  Earlier in his career he was an owner and President of K & M Construction, a full scale home building company with 5 million in sales annually; Northeast Regional Sales Director for American Frozen Foods; and Co-founder and President of Inner Storm Inc., a manufacturer of interior storm windows.  Kevin has a B.S. in Business Administration from Assumption College as well as an Associate’s Degree in Marketing and an Associate’s Degree in Sociology from Becker Junior College.

 

Christopher Klofft

Christopher Klofft

Christopher graduated from Assumption College with a B.A. in Theology and English, and went on to complete his S.T.B., S.T.L., and S.T.D. in Moral Theology at the Catholic University of America, as well as a Certificate in Bioethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center.  He is presently Assistant Professor of Theology at Assumption College, specializing in the fields of marriage, family, and sexual ethics.  He is also the author of Living the Love Story: Catholic Morality in the Modern World, published by Alba House.  Christopher has lectured widely on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, religious freedom, marriage, and Catholic apologetics.  He and his wife, Bridget, live in Worcester with their two sons, as members of Immaculate Conception Parish.

 

 

Becky Mongeau

Becky graduated from Westborough High School in Westborough, MA in 2010 and University of Delaware in Newark, DE in 2014 with a B.S. in Quantitative Biology. She currently lives in Boston and works for an applied mathematics company where she hopes to improve her computer programming skills. Although Becky enjoys working with numbers, her true passion lies in her love of Christ and the Catholic Church. She is avidly pro-life and feels called to speak up regarding children’s rights and preservation of family. She enjoys studying the lives and work of the saints and her favorite philosophers, C.S. Lewis, Peter Kreeft, and Father Robert Barron.

 

 

 

Volunteers & Interns

 

Abigail Szkutak — Website Designer

 

Abigail,  a long-time native of Washington State, is currently a student at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.