Tim Poole Memorial Award

Naima Ogletree, DNP, MSN, APRN-BC

Henry Ford Health System

Naima Ogletree, DNP, MSN, APRN-BC is a Nurse Practitioner within Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, Michigan.  She is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals suffering with kidney disease.  She primarily serves patients with CKD without kidney replacement therapy, but she also has gained experience with maintenance and short-term dialysis patients.  She has been an active member in both the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) for years and has been an invited lecturer for both organizations.  She has served as mentor and preceptor to student NPs, as well as medical residents.


Her primary clinical research interests include CKD education, increasing CKD awareness in the community, improving patient outcomes, and reducing health disparities in the African American community. She is currently a Health Equity Scholar within HFHS and is implementing a project that will help increase living kidney donation in the African American community.  Within HFHS, she played an integral role in the system-wide implementation of the revised eGFR, which removed race as a factor in measuring kidney function.   She has also secured research grants from AMGA and ANNA in the past.  She also coordinated a community outreach program and developed and managed the intervention phase of a Resistant Hypertension Home Monitoring Blood Pressure pilot program. She implemented an advance care planning (ACP) intervention into routine clinical practice and along with one of her Physician colleagues, she developed a Comprehensive Nephrology Care Clinic (CNCC) to conservatively manage those who chose to forego dialysis.