The new Executive Director of the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania (KFCP) is well acquainted with the organization. She served as a volunteer and board member  for several years, spending time at Camp Kydnie (a specialized camp for kids with kidney disease ages 6-18),  collaborating on the children’s book ‘Be Kind to Your Kidneys’ and co-chairing Elegant Progressions, a collaborative fundraiser with Historic Harrisburg. She is a nurse whose background and training includes academic, corporate, community, and healthcare settings.

“I was reluctant to see Joan Line move out of the position of Executive Director,” said Phyllis. “She expanded the KFCP brand, encouraged Board development and participation, and strengthened established programs and services. Fortunately, she has agreed to remain in a supportive role as I move from Board member and volunteer to Executive Director.

“I look forward to bringing my energy, ideas, and expertise to the role of ED. In 2019, KFCP will celebrate 40 years of serving patients and families in 28 counties from the borders of New York State to Maryland. Our communities are rural, suburban, and urban with many patients managing multiple medications, and a measurable percentage undergoing some form of dialysis. Hope for many lies in kidney transplants, improved medication regimens, and potential kidney adjuncts being developed in research laboratories. KFCP continues to be a resource for education, advocacy, and support to patients and families living with Chronic Kidney Disease.

“The generosity of the Central Pennsylvania community fuels the mission of KFCP and we are grateful for your support.”

Learn about upcoming fundraisers, including the 11th Annual Golf Event October 8, 2018 at the Country Club of Harrisburg and Elegant Progressions November 30 and December 1 as well as other ways you can help, by calling (717) 652-8123.

Or stop by for a virtual visit at KFCP.org.