Our Staff


Vickie MarascoVickie Marasco, Founder and Executive Director

Vickie founded Art Impact Project with the concept of combining the positive power of art and compassion to help people who struggle to have a voice. Prior to Art Impact Project, Vickie directed and was a curator for two art galleries on Chicago’s North Shore as well as design textiles and paper for special events.

Vickie lives in Lake County and in her spare time, enjoys playing tennis, traveling and spending time with friends, family and her three amazing adult children.

Beth McKenna, Manager of Progamming

Beth McKenna volunteered as an Art Advocate before joining Art Impact Project as Manager of Programming. She supports the arts and enjoys working on public and private projects that build art appreciation. Over the years, she has helped organize and participate in multiple art-related programs, installations and events for community organizations and schools.

Beth has a BA in Art History from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the University of Illinois. She is an artist, working in a range of mediums, and is affiliated with several regional artist groups. She has curated exhibitions at the Adler Arts Center in Libertyville, Illinois, and has worked in the Printmaking departments at the Evanston Art Center and The Art Center in Highland Park.