For 70% of her life, Glenda has lived with kidney disease. Before going on dialysis for 40 years she managed the disease’s progression using diet and exercise. Since her transplant, Glenda has completed seven half marathons and is active in the community. She was recognized by Northwest Kidney Centers “for her continuing leadership, steadfast support and generous volunteerism.” Glenda’s definition of success is to develop great solutions to challenging issues. She co-founded OUI Works to educate the community about organ donation and kidney disease. Glenda traveled to Washington, DC to petition Washington Congressional representatives for support of NIDDK/NIH funding, ESRD Medicare budget protection, appropriate quality metrics for in-center- bedridden dialysis patients and expanding immunosuppression drug benefits for transplant recipients. Serving on the KRI Patient Advisory Council lets her share the community’s perspective on the solutions being evaluated by Kidney Research Institute.
- Executive Director, OUI Works