CAP 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.
Izunwa “Izu” Nnakenyi joined Gift of Life Marrow Registry as the Community Engagement Manager in 2018. Izu earned her Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelor of Health Sciences from Florida Atlantic University. Izu oversees the front-end community and donor recruitment activities and works closely with the Community Engagement coordinators to develop outreach efforts to increase the number of donors in Gift of Life’s registry through partnerships and programs, including the Campus Ambassador Program.
While working at Orangetheory Fitness’s headquarters, Izu learned about Gift of Life and instantly identified with the mission of helping to save lives as she has the heart to help everyone she encounters.
When Izu is not in the office, she is traveling, spending time with loved ones, or catching up on her favorite shows.
Izu is very passionate about Gift of Life’s mission and growing the entire program to save even more lives.
Emma is a recent FAU graduate with a Bachelors of Arts in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health. In her free-time, Emma loves to travel and snuggle with her dog!
Emma has always had a passion for giving back and when she got to experience transplantation first hand after her mom donated her kidney, she immediately fell in love with the process. Emma is looking forward to growing the Campus Ambassador Program and saving even more lives!
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Sean is a Zeta Beta Tau alumni who was fortunate enough dontate Peripheral Blood Stem Cells to a woman battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma back in 2014. Sean has always been involved in student groups and organiztions - from when he was an undergraduate to the present. He advises two Zeta Beta Tau Chapters, Eta Iota (Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL) and Eta Delta (SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY) as well as facilitates two educational programs for Zeta Beta Tau: Safe Smart Dating and the Alcohol Skills Training Program.
Sean is currently enrolled in the Masters of Nonprofit Management program at Florida Atlantic University and has experience working for public universities, private companies, and nonprofit organizations.
Sean's primary role is to work with and develop the Campus Ambassador Program, though he is also the primary contact for Zeta Beta Tau and Alpha Epsilon Pi, and other student organizations interested in running swab drives.
When Sean isn't working, he can often be found playing with his cat, involved in some sort of ZBT initiative, or playing dungeons and dragons with his fraternity brothers. He likes to sing and is getting an open water scuba certification!
If you have any questions or want to set up a drive, contact Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org.