American Kidney Fund Welcomes David Frazer as Vice President of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education

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Today, the American Kidney Fund announced the appointment of David Frazer as Vice President of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education. In this position, Frazer will oversee the American Kidney Fund's patient programs including Patient Services; Public and Professional Education; and outreach activities, specifically the Minority Intervention and Kidney Education Program (MIKE). He will be joining a strong existing leadership team in the division.

David is a welcome addition to the Executive team

Today, the American Kidney Fund announced the appointment of David Frazer as Vice President of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education. In this position, Frazer will oversee the American Kidney Fund's patient programs including Patient Services; Public and Professional Education; and outreach activities, specifically the Minority Intervention and Kidney Education Program (MIKE). He will be joining a strong existing leadership team in the division.

"David is a welcome addition to the Executive team," said American Kidney Fund President and CEO LaVarne A. Burton. "His background in helping shape the strategic vision, planning, and health initiatives for a charitable organization is the kind of progressive leadership that has shaped the American Kidney Fund in the past and will enable us to thrive in the future. Given his knowledge of patient programs and services serving people with and at risk for chronic disease, we are confident David will add tremendous value in achieving the strategic goals of the American Kidney Fund."

Frazer has experience in private, government and non-profit sectors. He has worked with health policy, health education and outreach initiatives, most recently at the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, where he served as Vice President of Health Strategies. In this role, he directed the Association's strategic alliances, systems change initiatives, ethnic & cultural programs, cause marketing campaigns, health wellness, prevention and disease management programs.

"I feel incredibly fortunate to be selected to lead such a committed, talented team that has great breadth of expertise and has made such an impact in fighting kidney disease," Frazer said. A former officer in the United States Air Force, Frazer earned a Bachelors of Education from Southern Illinois University and Masters of Education from North Texas University.

About the American Kidney Fund

The American Kidney Fund is the nation's No. 1 source of treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients and a leader in providing health education to people with or at risk for kidney disease. In 2008, the American Kidney Fund provided treatment-related grants to 75,000 kidney patients totaling more than $119.5 million. The American Kidney Fund reaches tens of thousands of individuals each year with information about kidney health; operates a kidney disease screening program in high-risk communities; and maintains a toll-free HelpLine (866-300-2900) which provides education about kidney disease. The American Kidney Fund is a six-time recipient of the highest "Four Star" rating from Charity Navigator; holds an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy; adheres to the National Health Council Standards of Excellence; and is a member of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. For more information, visit http://www.kidneyfund.org.

Media Contact: Tenee M. Hawkins, Director of Communications, 301.984.6630, thawkins(at)kidneyfund.org

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