The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is "Making Lives Better" by improving the health and well being of individuals affected by kidney disease through vital patient and community services. 

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Torie Kranze

Torie is originally from St. Louis, and attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. After graduating, she moved to New Orleans, began her career as an environmental recruiter and then worked at NO/AIDS Task Force in development. She has been on staff at the NKFL for 25 years and appreciates the support of staff, board members and volunteers throughout the years. Torie is active with the Fore!Kids Foundation, the charitable arm of the Zurich Classic, that raises money for children’s charities throughout south Louisiana. 

Chief Executive Officer,

January 2004 – present

Director of Development,

January  1996 – January 2004


Tracey Eldridge

Although born in New Haven, CT, Tracey has lived in New Orleans for over 40 years. She earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of New Orleans and has been working for the NKFL for over 12 years. Tracey loves books, movies and sports. She is a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. 

Community Development and Programs Manager,

September 2016 – present


Marissa Hogan

Marissa holds a M.S. in Executive Leadership from the University of New Orleans and a B.A. in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. She manages programs like “Kidneys in the Classroom” and “Safe Rides with Uber Health”. She also provides strategic direction for the organization's communication strategy, and coordinates community outreach and events for the organization.

Program/Event Coordinator & Communications Specialist, April 2021 – present


Victoria Gudino

Victoria Gudino began working with the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana in January as an intern and is now a part-time employee. She manages all social media platforms, create newsletters for the foundation and keeps the website updated. Victoria is currently working on her Bachelors degree in Public Relations and English Writing. 

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, May 2020 - present