Multicultural and Community Relations Coordinator for Southwest Transplant Alliance, Kristian Rush, will share her firsthand experience in building and creating Volunteer programs that attract and engage different communities. She will discuss the key elements that are important for designing programs that are inclusive and can reach diverse groups of volunteers.
Presenter: Kristian Rush
Kristian Rush is responsible for multicultural and community education at Southwest Transplant Alliance, one of the largest organ procurement organizations in the United States. Throughout her four-year tenure, Rush has educated the community about organ, eye and tissue donation, while also engaging volunteers in support of the organization’s mission to save lives. During her time at STA, she launched the “Know the Truth” campaign, an initiative designed to engage and educate the African American community around organ donation and transplantation.
Prior to her time at STA, Rush was an academic advisor at Cedar Valley Community College. Her love of all things marketing and people began as a street team member and radio personality for K104 FM radio in Dallas. Rush received her Bachelor of Arts from Stephen F. Austin University. She is a native Texan who is passionate about her work, family and friends.