Jack Lennon, MBA
Jack is a life-long kidney patient, diagnosed at birth with post urethral valves (PUV). Through living with kidney disease for 30+ years, Jack has experienced both peritoneal and hemodialysis and is a three-time kidney transplant recipient. He received the most recent transplant, a perfect match, in 2014 from his older brother and is doing extremely well. As a grateful patient, Jack has aligned his personal drive and professional career to drive advancement in care for children with kidney disease. Jack serves as the Executive Director of the Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative (IROC), a network-based learning health system patients and caregivers, clinicians, and researchers from many of the most advanced pediatric nephrology programs in the United States. The stakeholders across the network partner to solve difficult problems for children with kidney disease by sharing best practices and data regarding medical care and health outcomes, applying quality improvement science to improve those outcomes. Jack also utilizes his perspective as a patient advocate, raising awareness of the unique needs and challenges in providing care for children with kidney disease. Nationally, he has shared his insight with representatives from both legislative bodies, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In addition to his service on the Kidney Health Initiative Patient & Family Partnership Council, Jack support his local community, taking active roles with his regional branch of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), LifeCenter, and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP). Jack enjoys traveling, sketching, and making his way around the golf course. Jack resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his best friend and amazing wife, Anna, and their black lab, Layla.