KHI Patient and Family Partnership Council

The KHI PFPC works closely with the Board of Directors and staff to advise and make recommendations on member project proposals, projects and overall efforts so that the patient's voice, experience and involvement is meaningful and effective.

Vanessa A. Evans

Vanessa A. Evans

Vanessa Evans has been on dialysis for over 22 years and lives in Boston, MA with her husband and two sons....

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David M. White

David M. White, Chair

My first six months as a dialysis patient were challenging at best and, at times, perilous. I am fortunate ...

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Mary Baliker

Mary Baliker

Mary Baliker was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of nine and has undergone dialysis during vario...

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Derek L. Forfang

Derek L. Forfang

Derek Forfang is a 10-year veteran of advocacy on behalf of people with kidney diseases. For 20 years, Mr. ...

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Patrick O. Gee, Sr., PhD

Patrick O. Gee, Sr., PhD

Patrick O. Gee, Sr., Ph.D., JLC Founder & Chief Executive Hope Dealer, iAdvocate, Inc. Patrick Gee gradua...

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Amanda Grandinetti, MPH

Amanda Grandinetti, MPH

Amanda Grandinetti, MPH is the Vice Chair of the Kidney Health Initiative Patient and Family Partnership Co...

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Nichole M. Jefferson

Nichole M. Jefferson

Nichole Jefferson, a native of Dallas, TX, currently resides in West Des Moines, IA. When diagnosed with en...

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Jack Lennon, MBA

Jack Lennon, MBA

Jack is a life-long kidney patient, diagnosed at birth with post urethral valves (PUV). He is a three-time ...

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Glenda V. Roberts

Glenda V. Roberts

Prior to joining the UW Center for Dialysis Innovation and Kidney Research Institute as the Director of Ext...

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Leigh-Ann Williams, MS, MPH

Leigh-Ann Williams, MS, MPH

Leigh-Ann is a lifelong resident of the greater New Orleans area. Her educational background includes a B.S...

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