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.
Russell Lowe is a Community Engagement Coordinator based in New York City. After losing his father to cancer in high school, he set out to help others so that they would never have to lose someone that they love most.
After swabbing in Israel in 2013, Russell knew becoming involved with Gift of Life would be an amazing way to help those who need it most. After finishing up his collegiate career at SUNY Oneonta as a rock star Campus Ambassador, he graduated in 2016 with a dual degree in Business Economics and Food Service & Restaurant Administration and began working for Gift of Life full-time. When he's not swabbing, Russell enjoys experimenting with recipes, breaking Guinness World Records (ask him for more info), and planning bucket list trips to reaching his goal of visiting 20 countries by the time he is 30.
Russell looks forward to working with the newest class of Campus Ambassadors and giving them the tools to become succesful life-savers!