We believe
teamwork makes
the dream work.

Meet our team of professionals who are working domestically and abroad to save lives everyday.  

Our team of board members, medical educators and the executive director strive daily to spread the mission of the Disque Foundation.

Their backgrounds in health care, education and nonprofit management mean
constant and never ending improvement in contribution to the foundation.

Get to know more about team!

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John F. Disque

Inspiring Philanthropist


A lifetime believer of the impact motivation can make on an individual, John has strived his whole life to provide positive encouragement and support for everyone around him on a daily basis.


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Karl Disque, D.O. RPH

Executive Director


Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque is the Executive Director of the Disque Foundation, is a board certified physician, practicing anesthesiologist, and social entrepreneur.



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Catherine Hickey

Board Member


Catherine Hickey has been serving alongside the Disque Foundation team since the beginning of its foundation in the mid-2000’s. 



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Lauren Diffendarfer

Medical Educator


Lauren works as the Medical Educator for the Disque Foundation and stays heavily involved with health care in and out of her local community.



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Anna Disque

Board Member


Anna coordinates many of the trips with groups the Disque Foundation serves. Anna works with many locals to further their health and medical education.



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Karoline Kress

iLive Program Coordinator


Karoline co-founded and continues to organize the weekly iLIVE (inspiring Leaders Innovators and Volunteers Everywhere) video calls and has been involved with our efforts at the Ronald McDonald House.


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Drew Downing

Director of Outreach & Mission Fulfillment


Drew is Director of Outreach & Mission Fulfillment where he helps strengthen operations and builds partnerships that empower people to save lives.



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Mackenzie Thompson

Outreach Associate


Mackenzie coordinates partnership management, the advisory board, organizes foundation trips and events and directs foundation press.



Are you or your organization interested in joining us in our mission to empower 1 million people to save lives by 2020? Partner with us.