Executive Director

Brian Martindale

Executive Director Brian Martindale hails from Bay City, Michigan. Brian attended Great Lakes Junior College, and is an active union member having served for many years as a journeyman painter, foreman, and project manager. He is also the founder and creator of the clothing brand Karma Inc Apparel- http://karmaincapparel.org He is married to his wonderful wife Wendi, and loves spending time with his two grandchildren Maxson and Maise. He credits his gratefulness for their health, along with seeing through Jessica how living kidney donation changes and saves lives; in the founding of Kidneys fir Kids in 2022. He became a living kidney donor to a 10-year-old girl in 2013, who he did not know at the time. Brian had read her story in their local newspaper-and was moved to respond. After testing at the University of Michigan Transplant Center, Brian was declared to be a perfect match to Jessica Schwerin. On January 11, 2013; Brian donated the gift of life. Both he and Jessica recovered quickly, and over the following years became as close as family. Today, Jessica is 20 years old, attending Eastern Michigan University, and serving on the Board of Directors for Kidneys for Kids! Brian also serves as a Peer mentor to Kidney Donors at The University of Michigan Transplant Center. https://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/2013/01/10_year-old_jessica_schwerin_a.html