American Association of Kidney Patients Preps New National Policy Agenda
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the nation’s largest independent kidney patient organization, announced the results of officer elections for their 2022-2024 Board of Directors. AAKP is a driver behind greater national and global patient consumer care choice, access to new therapies to delay kidney disease progression and stop kidney failure, efforts to increase home dialysis and kidney transplantation, and the rapid development of safe, artificial implantable and wearable organs.
The announcement comes several days before AAKP’s 5th National Policy Summitan event that engages the patient community, and its allies, on significant policy issues that could impact patients along with innovations that are under consideration in the Congress, White House, and among regulators and federal and private sector payers.
The newly elected officers for AAKP are:
- President – Edward V. Hickey, IIIUSMC veteran; kidney patient; Chair, AAKP Veterans Health Initiative (VHI); former AAKP Vice President and Secretary (read bio)
- Vice President – Jennifer JonesUSMC veteran; former dialysis patient, current transplant recipient (two-time transplant recipient) (read bio)
- Secretary (second term) – Dale Rogers; former dialysis patient, current transplant recipient (read bio)
- Treasurer (second term) – Suzanne Ruff; living donor, caregiver (read bio)
Under AAKP’s bylaws, former AAKP President Richard Knight (read bio) will assume the officer position of Immediate Past President. The current Immediate Past President, Paul T. Conway (