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NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Board of Directors chosen former Nationwide Safety Council official, New York vitality and funding govt, and living-donor Tracy McKibben as the following Chair-Elect at their current quarterly assembly. She’s going to step into the position as chair in October of 2022.
McKibben is the founder and Chief Government Officer of New York-based MAC Power Advisors LLC, a world funding and consulting firm. She is a Harvard Legislation Faculty graduate and served in a number of senior authorities positions together with as a Nationwide Safety Council official within the George W. Bush Administration. She labored in finance as an funding banker at Citigroup World Markets as Managing Director and Head of Environmental Banking Technique. She is a daily speaker and thought-leader on subjects corresponding to renewable vitality, water/vitality nexus, inexperienced know-how, innovation, ESG and sustainability. She serves on a lot of private and non-private firm boards and has served on the NKF Board since 2019.
“It has been my honor to serve on the Board of NKF and I look ahead to this new position and dealing with my fellow administrators and the NKF administration crew to help the essential position NKF performs in advancing initiatives to handle kidney illness that features training, prevention and living-donor transplantation, particularly in numerous communities,” McKibben stated. “I used to be capable of give my mom a kidney and a much-improved high quality of life and I try to let others know that they will do the identical for his or her family members. I do not know that there’s something higher you are able to do.”
In 2018, McKibben and Velma Scantlebury-White, MD, America’s first Black feminine transplant surgeon, had been featured in a nationwide, 60-second video public service announcement (PSA) produced by NKF. McKibben shared her private story within the PSA, which additionally promoted NKF’s nationwide platform THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE, designed to extend kidney transplantation by coaching and instruments that assist sufferers and households discover a residing donor. Launched in April, 2018 – Nationwide Donate Life Month and Nationwide Minority Well being Month – the PSA highlighted that Black and African American persons are at elevated threat for creating kidney failure and inspired sufferers and households to study extra about residing organ donation.
McKibben will turn out to be the chair of the NKF Board in October 2022 taking on from kidney transplant recipient Anthony E. Tuggle, President of Buyer Operations at Afiniti in Atlanta.
“Tracy shall be a superb Chair and can deliver to the put up a wealth of expertise completely suited to steer our basis into the ever-changing future,” Tuggle stated. “The kidney group wants individuals like Tracy, who has dedicated a lot to raised outcomes and elevating consciousness of this harmful illness.”
McKibben will lead a 20-member board of the Basis, recognized for its work advocating for thousands and thousands of kidney sufferers, elevating consciousness about kidney well being, and serving to to teach hundreds of kidney professionals.
About Kidney Illness
In the US, 37 million adults are estimated to have kidney disease, often known as power kidney illness (CKD)—and roughly 90 % do not know they’ve it. 1 in three adults within the U.S. are in danger for kidney illness. Danger elements for kidney illness embrace: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and household historical past. Folks of Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, or Native Hawaiian/Different Pacific Islander descent are at elevated threat for creating the illness. Black/African American persons are greater than three instances as possible as White individuals to have kidney failure. Hispanics/Latinos are 1.three instances extra possible than non-Hispanics to have kidney failure.
Concerning the Nationwide Kidney Basis
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the biggest, most complete, and longstanding patient-centric group devoted to the attention, prevention, and therapy of kidney illness within the U.S. For extra details about NKF, go to www.kidney.org.
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