Jewish Organ Donation Education
Eddie was born and raised in Atlanta, where he attended Hebrew Academy and Lakeside High School. He earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business from Drexel University and Associate of Science in Funeral Service from Gupton-Jones College. Eddie worked for Hellman Memorial Chapels, Spring Valley, NY and for H.M. Patterson and Son and Green Lawn Funeral Home in Atlanta in the 1990s. Eddie served on several non-profit boards and volunteered at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. Eddie, his wife, Sam, and their two children are members of B'nai Torah.
Kate was born and raised Northeastern Pennsylvania before relocating to Atlanta in 2016. Prior to joining Dressler’s as an apprentice funeral director, Kate had a successful career in sales and business development. Kate is involved in the theatre and film community as a lifelong thespian, as well as a writer, director, producer, volunteer, and patron. In her spare time, Kate co-runs the Atlanta Actors Book Club, practices yoga, dotes on her cat (Garbo,) and attends The Temple in Midtown. Kate has a deep reverence for the sanctity of life and is honored to be of service to Atlanta’s Jewish community.
David Kirkland is a funeral director, community outreach organizer, chaplain, and family man. Involved in organ and tissue donation since 2004, David has organized numerous educational series on the importance of organ and tissue donation including all aspects of consent, authorization, and legal issues for donors and recipients.