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Staff Spotlight: Kristina Geissler

Kristina Geissler – Recovery Center Coordinator

We’re so proud to work with each and every one of our staff members here at Donor Alliance. In our Staff Spotlight, we like to take a minute to let you learn more about who we are and why we work at Donor Alliance.

Name: Kristina Geissler

Position: Recovery Center Coordinator

Years at Donor Alliance: 1 year

Why you chose to work at Donor Alliance: After working nearly 10 years in the eye banking world I felt that I wanted, or perhaps needed, a new challenge and the tissue/organ side of the donation seemed the most logical choice!

Why do you like working at Donor Alliance: I like working for Donor Alliance because of the strong support of innovation and encouragement I feel from the Executive Leadership Team and my direct supervisor. In today’s workplace it is rare to have a CEO send personal, handwritten thank you cards and senior leadership that actually care about you as a person. I feel that my time spent here is worthwhile and what I do has a positive impact on the company.

What does donation and transplantation mean to you: Donating a loved one’s tissues and organs is such a personal connection to the greater good and that is a wonderful description of the circle of life. It’s hard not to feel on top of the world when you hear a heart-breaking story with a positive ending because the transplant was a success.

Any direct connection to donation and transplantation: Yes, but not the way you’d think. In 2006 a chance meeting during a donation and recovery introduced me to my husband, Joe. Every time I think about or tell the story of how Joe and I met, I say a little prayer for that donor. Had I not gone out to recover eyes that night on that donor, I would’ve never met the love of my life. And to that donor, I am forever grateful.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working: I enjoy rollerblading, yoga, cooking, and hot spring soaks with Joe!

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