Minnesota Social Worker Named to NKF Board of Directors

Photo of Stephanie StewartNew York, NY – Stephanie Stewart, of Mankato, MN, has been named to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Board of Directors.

Stewart is the Operations Administrator for Post-Acute Care and Neurosciences at Mayo Clinic Health System. She previously served as Regional Director of Social Services at Mayo Clinic Health System in southwest Minnesota.

"I am excited to join the Board of Directors to continue NKF’s important patient-centered work," said Stewart. "NKF is the major patient voice for those living with kidney disease and those seeking transplantation, and I am committed to working with the Foundation to serve and advocate on behalf of kidney patients and the professionals who care for them."

Stewart graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with her Master of Social Work degree in 2001.  She began as a dialysis social worker for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN that same year. At that time, she was responsible for six dialysis units in three states. In 2006, she completed an MBA in Health Care at the University of St. Thomas.

Stewart already has an illustrious history with the National Kidney Foundation. She is a member of NKF’s Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CNSW) and was recently elected to be the Chair of CNSW and finished her Past Chair term in Spring 2015.  Prior to that, she served as the CNSW Program Chair for the NKF Spring Clinical Meetings and Chairperson for Nephrology Social Worker Certification.

"Stephanie’s experiences caring for dialysis and transplant patients make her an ideal ambassador to advance NKF's mission," said Kevin Longino, Chief Executive Officer of the National Kidney Foundation. "Stephanie has already demonstrated her dedication to this cause with her work with CNSW and we look forward to having her insight and enthusiasm on the Board of Directors.”

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.