The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) has announced that the following individuals have joined the board of directors and begun serving three-year terms:
■ John Zipp, a regional vice president for business development with Transamerica, has eight years industry experience and a bachelor’s degree from Towson University. In addition to serving on NKF-MD’s Baltimore Kidney Walk Revenue Committee, he is active with Knights of Columbus. Zipp resides in Crownsville with his wife, Susanne, and their children, Eden and Jack.
■ Helen B. Kouhi, a nephrology specialist with Questcor, has 17 years industry experience. A recipient of the RN Educator of Excellence Award from the LPN Board of Nursing in Washington, DC, Kouhi earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a nursing degree from Thomas Edison State College. In addition to volunteering at NKF-MD’s KEY (Kidneys: Evaluate Yours) health screenings and supporting the Foundation’s various fundraising events, she is active in the Medical Surgical Nursing Association, American Nurses Association and Maryland Nurses Association. Kouhi resides in Arnold, with her husband, Roger, and their children, Alexander, Katherine, Alyson and Julia.
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of West Virginia, is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org.