Kidney Patient Advisory Council (KPAC)
The National Forum of ESRD Networks recognizes the central role of patients in its mission to promote optimal dialysis and transplant care across the United States. the Kidney Patient Advisory Council (KPAC) provides essential feedback and input into the activities and operation of the Forum. The Forum needs the experiences and perspective of the patient members of the KPAC in order to fully understand the needs and challenges of the renal community. The patient perspective is also critical in the development of effective quality improvement programs, technical assistance tools, patient educational materials, and other Network activities.
The primary roles of the KPAC are:
- To inform the Forum and its Board about the needs of patients
- To facilitate patient centered care
- To provide input into Forum activities
The KPAC's mission is to support and advocate on behalf of all ESRD patients and to improve the standard of care to patients with renal disease, through education and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data and information.
(As of November 15, 2023)
|Network 1||Laurie Pease|
|Network 2||Stephanie Dixon|
|Dawn Edwards - KPAC Co-Chair|
|Network 3||William Senior|
|Network 4||Timmy Nelson|
|Network 5||Virna Elly|
|Patrick O. Gee, Sr., PhD|
|Network 6||Jamall Wimberly|
|Network 7||Janice Starling|
|Network 9||Evan Coaker|
|Network 11||Jeff Nelson|
|Mary Baliker - Interim KPAC Co-Chair|
|Network 12||Shane Blanchard|
|Network 13||Bobby Walker|
|Network 14||Precious McCowan|
|Network 16||Lisa Custer|
|Network 17||Doris Lew|
|EDAC Network Rep||Dee LeDuc|
|PSD Network Rep||Yessi Cubillo, BA|
|PSD Network Rep||Lisa Hall, MSSW, LICSW|
The National Forum of ESRD Networks, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization #13-3246354. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services will be provided by the Forum in return or consideration for this contribution. Donations can also be mailed to the Forum Office at PO Box 70623, Henrico, VA 23255.Donate now
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