Kirsten Heintz is Public Relations Manager for LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency). Kirsten joined LOPA in 2005 and has functioned in several roles over her tenure, including working with families at the hospital to offer them the opportunity to donate. She feels her direct involvement in the process has deeply influenced her perspective on how to share the powerful stories of donation and transplantation. Many of these stories are shared in The Gifted Life Podcast, which she is the executive producer of. She serves as the state team leader for Donate Life Louisiana and has previously served on the Advisory Committee for Donate Life America.