Senior Swab TeamProfessional staff and board leadership alike share one thing in common: A passion for saving lives.
MARTI FREUND, JD
Marti Freund has been on the Gift of Life team since 2010. She earned a BA from Union College in managerial economics and a JD from the University of Miami School of Law. Following graduation, Marti worked as an attorney in New York. At Gift of Life, she is responsible for event planning, community affairs, public relations, and communications. In a managerial capacity, Marti oversees the following departments: marketing and communications, recruitment, and operations & logistics.
Throughout her life, Marti has been actively involved in non-profits. In fact, she worked for the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure prior to joining the Gift of Life team. Her career focus shifted after her brother was diagnosed with leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant. His donor, Ronnie, was found through the Gift of Life registry. Marti is extremely passionate about Gift of Life and devotes each day to furthering its mission.
Marti is originally from New Jersey and now resides in Boca Raton with her husband, George, and three sons, George, Eric and Patrick.
Gift of Life came into Lindsay Katz's life when her cousin was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003. Lindsay grew up watching her family run bone marrow drives across the country which inspired her to become part of the Campus Ambassador Program as a senior at High Point University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2016, Lindsay was hired full-time as a Community Engagement Coordinator for Gift of Life.
She is based in Washington, DC and works mainly with both the Campus Ambassador Program and SeniorSwab Program, which partners with high school seniors around the country to - you guessed it - swab their senior class. Lindsay also attends marrow and stem cell donations at nearby hospitals and works to involve the DC community with the GOL mission. Lindsay is thankful to work with people who are so passionate about their work and hopes to continue to recruit new donors and help save lives!