Jack Lennon, MBA, Vice Chair
Jack is a life-long kidney patient, diagnosed at birth with post urethral valves (PUV). He is a three-time kidney transplant recipient with dialysis experience as 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. In addition to his service on the Kidney Health Initiative Patient & Family Partnership Council, Jack has lent his expertise perspective to the FDA and CMS as well as being involved with his regional branch of the NKF, LifeCenter, and 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 (Cane).