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The Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians (CNNT) functions as a professional membership council within the framework of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) in the development of health policies that impact the delivery of patient care and professional practice. CNNT supports the mission of the NKF to improve the health and well being of individuals affected with chronic kidney disease through research, patient services, national organ donor programs, and public education. CNNT advocates and contributes to the professional development of members through education, networking and dissemination of information related to professional practice and quality of care.
The CNNT Executive Committee is composed of thirteen members:
The Executive Committee meets twice a year to set CNNT goals and to conduct the Council's business. Executive Committee meetings are held during the NKF Clinical Nephrology Meeting in the spring and one additional time in the year. The additional meeting is coordinated with the NKF Board. The CNNT National Membership elects most of the members of the Executive Committee. Committee members also serve on various ad hoc committees to develop special projects and position papers to further the goals, priorities, and interests of CNNT.
The Executive Committee members are listed below. Please feel free to contact your Region Representative or any other Executive Committee member at any time to provide us with your ideas, to volunteer for a special project, or whenever you need additional information. There are five CNNT Regions. Determine your region representative.
The effectiveness of the Executive Committee is directly related to knowing and responding to the needs of Local Chapters and Members.
|CHAIR: Patricia Vaughan, BSN, RN, CNN
Ph: (312) 402-3724
|Deborah Cote, RN, MSN, CNN
Ph: (434) 924-5590
|Danilo B. Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A
Immediate Past Chair
Ph: (714) 771-8944
|Cintia Perez, RN, BSN, CNN
SCM14 Program Chair
(714) 771-8000 x13716
|Eileen MacFarlane, RN, BSN, CNN
Ph: (609) 586-5001
|Catherine A. Firanek, BSN, MBA
Ph: (847) 473-6156
|Region I Representative - TBD
|Kim Deaver, RN, BSN, CNN
Region II Representative, SCM14 Program Co-Chair
Ph: (434) 924-5590
|Mary Lincoln, RN, BSN, MHA
Region III Representative
Ph: (563) 244-3680
|Beverly Sneed, RN, BSN
Region IV Representative
|Carolyn Haines, BSBA, CHT, CCHT, CCNT
Region V Representative
Ph: (714) 670-6393
Professional Council Activities Director
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016-5337
Ph: (800) 622-9010 x174
Fax: (212) 689-9261