The following press release was provided to Patch from a news release from Waukesha North High School
On Friday, Oct. 4, as part of the Pep Rally and Homecoming football game, Waukesha North was proud to induct Dr. Tara Dall and Mr. Lee Brisk into the school’s Wall of Stars.
Dr. Tara Dall
Dr. Dall was inducted into the 2013 Wall of Stars for her contributions to the areas of Science and Technology.
Dr. Dall graduated from Waukesha North in 1990, and then went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate work. In 2001, she graduated from UW’s medical school, completed her residency, and started her practice as a primary care physician. In her practice, Dr. Dall quickly realized how much lipid management impacted her patients’ everyday lives. (Lipids, along with carbohydrates and proteins, are the main constituents of plants and animal cells.) So, Tara began a career specialization in clinical lipidology.
In 2008, Tara formed a specialized lipid clinic, Advanced Lipidology, in Delafield, Wisconsin, and has been its president ever since. The clinic’s goal is the aggressive detection and treatment of cardiovascular (heart) disease and diabetes. In 2012, she accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer for Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia and she frequently commutes between Wisconsin and Virginia.
As well as being a published author, Tara is highly sought after as a national and international speaker. In her presentations, Dr. Dall is able to use simple language to speak passionately about complex topics. This is why Tara was not able to be with us for the presentation — she was out of the state speaking at a medical conference.
Dr. Dall continues to practice medicine in Wisconsin and is the mother of two bright children, and she dreams of participating in church mission work abroad. “My children and the world’s children are my real motivation,” Dr. Dall has said. “I don’t want them to fight this pandemic of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease; someday I want to tell them that we have found a way to beat it.”
Because of her unavoidable absence, accepting North’s recognition of Dr. Tara Dall’s induction into the 2013 Wall of Stars was her father, Dr. James Dall.
The second inductee into Waukesha North’s 2013 Wall of Star was the 1986 graduate, Mr. Lee Brisk, for his contributions to the areas of entrepreneurship and community service. Mr. Brisk has made significant contributions to Waukesha through his business leadership and dedication to community service. Lee is the owner of one of Waukesha’s prominent funeral homes: the Randle-Dable Funeral Home.
While he was in high school, Lee took care of the lawn mowing at the Randle-Dable Funeral Home and was well liked by the co-owner, Martin Dable. Through this friendship, Lee became interested in becoming a funeral director and was encouraged by Mr. Dable to go to school for Mortuary Science. Lee attended the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and in 1989, Lee graduated from the MATC Funeral Service Program with the intention of one day owning his own funeral home.
In 1988, Lee Brisk and his wife, Cathleen, were hired as funeral directors for the Randle-Dable Funeral Home and over the next several years assumed many management responsibilities. Because of their commitment to community service, in 1999 Mr. Dable selected Lee and Cathleen as his successors. As owner and a licensed Funeral Director, Mr. Brisk assists families in all burial aspects. Lee has stated, “Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.”
Besides his ownership of a successful business, Lee donates his time and talents to the community of Waukesha. The many organizations Lee belongs to include the Waukesha Kiwanis Club, Waukesha Elks Lodge, Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, and he’s currently an active member of the Waukesha County Fair Association where he serves as Secretary on the Executive Board. Lee was also the recipient of the 2012-2013 Kiwanis Eagle Award.
Mr. Lee Brisk is honored to be of service to the same community that his family has resided in for more than four generations. He shared brief comments with the entire student body encouraging them to get involved in volunteer opportunities in the community.
Would you like to nominate someone for next year’s induction? See the Wall of Stars link atwww.waukeshanorth.org for the nomination form due by May 1, 2014.