Give Detroit – A Charitable Registry
To prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it.
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While it’s true that the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is fighting kidney disease, it’s not a single-disease battle. Seventy percent of kidney disease can be prevented, so the organization focuses on the root causes of kidney disease: obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. The NKFM has a broad array of programs that address specific health conditions, with the goal of getting to the root of the problem. Their evidence-based approach ranges from offering early childhood development programs focused on nutrition and physical activity to hosting chronic disease prevention and management workshops for adults. Over the past 64 years of serving the people of Michigan, the NKFM has seen the power of prevention — and it’s their top priority.
Linda Smith-Wheelock, President & CEO
Daniel Carney, President & CEO, Emeritus
Charlene Cole, Vice President
Paul Metta, Vice President of Finance
Lisa Schutz Jelic, Director of Development
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Magee, M.D., Chairman
David Shepherd, Vice Chairman
Jin-Kyu Koh, Immediate Past Chair
Mark Wilson, Secretary
Andrew Boschma, Treasurer
Silas Norman, M.D., M.P.H., Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board