WASHINGTON—Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) is proud to announce Eric Edwards has been named president of the DPC board of directors. Edwards, a longtime advocate for kidney disease patients, has been a DPC board member since 2010.
"I am honored and excited to take on this new opportunity. I have always felt my purpose on Earth has been to inform and empower ESRD patients and their families, because when you know better, you do better," said Edwards. "I look forward to working with the board of directors and DPCs patient membership to further our mission of improving the quality of life for all dialysis patients."
Edwards was diagnosed with nephritis at an early age and began his journey as an end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient at age 19. He received his first kidney transplant in 1999 and returned to hemodialysis six years later when the transplant failed. Edwards joined the board of directors in 2010 and previously served as a DPC patient ambassador for several years. He holds a dual B.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and lives in Atlanta.
He succeeds former President Nancy Scott, who served as from April 2011. Her term ended prematurely after she received a kidney transplant last spring, as the DPC by-laws require the board president be a current dialysis patient. Scott will continue to serve on the board of directors and as the chair of the education committee."Nancy Scott has been a relentless advocate for her fellow kidney patients around the country and her contributions to our organization during her short tenure as president have been innumerable," said Hrant Jamgochian, DPC executive director. "While she will no longer serve as board president, we are excited about her dedication to our mission and her continued involvement with our organization."