One year after the transplant, Sharol and Marlene sought to meet each other. In an ironic twist of fate, the two found they lived just two miles apart.
Director of Education and Outreach
Marissa first learned about Donate Life Northwest after her granddad received a kidney transplant and her mom anonymously donated a kidney. After developing award-winning programs as Manager of Education Initiatives, Marissa now directs all outreach programs, and continues to share her family's story while educating the community about donation. Holding a BA in Health Education and a MPH in Health Promotion and Health Behavior, Marissa brings experience managing and supporting staff and volunteers, developing and managing health education programs, and strategic planning. She enjoys baking, watching musicals, and traveling in her free time with her husband Brandon.