About Us

Our Mission: Kinship of Tomahawk, providing mentoring opportunities to youth and families in our community.

About Kinship Inc.

Kinship Inc. is a private nonprofit organization which believes in and promotes the concept of youth mentoring. The National Kinship office exists to serve as a resource for established and emerging local Kinship affiliates. Currently, the Kinship Affiliate Network is made up of 36 affiliates located in the upper Midwest, having established mentoring relationships for nearly 1,800 of today’s youth.

About Kinship of Tomahawk

Kinship of Tomahawk was established as a result of the community roundtable held by Tomahawk Together on February 14, 1997. At the end of the roundtable, a youth mentoring program and family resource center were the top two needs determined by the community.

Executive Director: Patti Hilgendorf
Assistant Director: Jenny Symonds
KinsKlub Coordinator: Kris Berg
KinsKlub Assistant: Margie Welke
KinsKlub Assistant: Pam Hosey

President: Thersea Burzynski (retired Director of Curriculum)
Vice President: Chris Raasch (owner/realtor Woodland Lakes Realty)
Secretary: Aubrey Nycz (Tomahawk Elementary Teacher)
Treasurer:  Wendy Smith (Packaging Corporation of America)

Board of Directors:
Kathy Tobin (Retired Publisher/Editor Tomahawk Leader)
Luann Kiander (Ascension/Sacred Heart Hospital)
Officer Brett Susa (Tomahawk Police Dept)
Grant Voermans (DNR/Hometown Chiropractic)
Cheryl Brickner (retired UWSP)
Paul Werner (Werner Construction)
Julie Sinkula (Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church)
Mark Zulliger (Crossbridge Community Bank)