Meet the Team

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms"

1 Peter 4:10

 
 
 
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Leonard Reedyk, M.D.
President

Len serves as President of Isaiah Mission Foundation, overseeing the organization’s movements and supplying direction toward future projects.

Len’s daughter and son-in-law have served as missionaries and doctors at the Kibuye Hope Hospital in Burundi since 2013. Their work inspired Len and the other founding members to create the Isaiah Mission Foundation, with the Kibuye Hope Hospital as the organization’s first project they supported.  A retired doctor, Len served as a physician with the Luke Society in Honduras, which heightened his passion for providing access to basic medical and surgical care to those without these means.

In addition to devoting his talents and resources to the rest of Isaiah Mission Foundation’s projects, Len hopes to create a legacy through this foundation by following Jesus' teaching that by serving others we are serving Christ

 

 

 

Richard Tomlinson
Vice President & Controller

Having received his MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Rick brings business management expertise to fulfill the Foundation's financial needs.  

As Vice President and Controller, Rick shares many responsibilities with other members of the team, using his background in business management to help with finances, as well as creating methods to propel the company towards its goals.

Rick’s passion to serve is shown through his energy, and eagerness, completing all tasks he sets out to accomplish. He loves hands-on projects, and is always willing to give a piece of advice to those who ask.

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Steven Birkholz, M.D.
Vice President of Operations

As the Isaiah Mission Foundation’s Vice President of Operations, Steve drives the organization’s growth and supports the execution of its mission to fill gaps in human health and nutrition around the globe.

An orthopedic surgeon with 35+ years of experience, Steve specialized in reconstructive and trauma surgery, running a private orthopedic practice Oconomowoc before becoming  Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Sacramento California. Through the Isaiah Mission Foundation, he uses this knowledge to produce and procure equipment and surgical supplies for growing hospitals. By connecting with doctors, suppliers, and beneficiaries, Steve determines each location’s needs and coordinates the delivery of necessary equipment and materials.

He hopes to further share his extensive medical experience by creating strong orthopedic training and care programs in Burundi and beyond.  

 

 

 

Christopher Salm, Ph.D. 
Vice President of Strategy

As Vice President of Strategy, Chris Salm develops the organizational plans that best reflect the Isaiah Mission Foundation’s goals and priorities. A creative thinker, Chris generates innovative ideas to expand the organization while simultaneously executing them to drive its success.

Chris received his PhD in Agriculture from the Departments of Animal Sciences and Food Sciences at Purdue University. He has over 30 years of experience at the forefront of innovation in marketing, manufacturing and developing food products for the meat industry. This work fueled Chris’ passion for serving others, generally through food and nutrition, which he looks forward to implementing through the Isaiah Mission Fund.

Chris strives to use his creative ideas and enthusiasm to maximize food production and deliver sustenance to those in need around the world.  

 

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Aloys Tauscheck, M.D., J.D. 
Secretary, Treasurer, Legal Counsel 

The Isaiah Mission Foundation’s resident Renaissance man, Al manages the organization’s financial and legal needs–crucial elements of the Foundation’s formation. Working closely with a variety of stakeholders, he oversees many of the elements required for a nonprofit to run smoothly and successfully.

Al received both his medical degree and law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He continues to serve his community as a private practice dermatologist, as well as a part-time lawyer. In contributing his talents to the Foundation, he hopes to achieve the goal of creating a vehicle to amplify the worth of funds raised to produce the most possible good in the world.