The National Kidney Foundation announced today that CEO John Davis and Senior Vice President for Health Policy and Research Dolph Chianchiano have retired from their positions.
The retirement announcements came amid financial hardships, other staff reductions, and a restructuring of the kidney foundation''s regional offices.
"To maximize limited resources, the National Kidney Foundation is focusing on only those programs that impact the health of the greatest number of people," read an NKF release message to its members. "For this reason, the national board of directors made a decision that the organization at large can no longer provide medical alert jewelry, emergency grants, or nutritional supplements for dialysis patients. "
Davis began his career with the NKF as the Executive Director of NKF of Iowa in 1971 and in 1982, he was named Executive Director of the entire national organization.
Chianchiano joined the foundation in 1979 and has been the principal architect of all NKF''s public policy campaigns, the kidney foundation said.