Leadership

John A. Alduino

Executive Director

John A. Alduino, M.S. Ed, has a long history in the field of public health. He worked for the American Cancer Society for nearly 28 years, holding a variety of leadership positions in Arizona, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

John became executive director of the Kidney Foundation of WNY in early 2017. Prior to that, he was senior director, state based health systems for the American Cancer Society East Central Division encompassing Ohio and Pennsylvania. John received a master’s degree in education from Niagara University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Barbara Breckenridge

Director of Patient Services and Community Outreach

photo by Timothy O’Shea Photography

Barbara Breckenridge received a lifesaving kidney transplant at ECMC in 1999. Since that time, Barb has worked tirelessly to providing education on kidney diseases and prevention. She provides peer counseling for dialysis patients, transplant patients and their families, and also facilitates a kidney support group at ECMC.

Barb has worked for national and regional health organizations, and served as the inaugural executive director of the Kidney Foundation of WNY. Since early 2017, she has continued to serve its mission in her role as Director of Patient Services and Community Outreach.

Barb has been recognized many times over for her selfless giving and compassionate assistance to others. She is the recipient of the St. Joseph the Worker award from the Diocese of Buffalo, the Andy Mills Community Service award from St. Martin De Porres Church, The Gift of Life award from the National Kidney Foundation, Volunteer of the Year award from Unyts, the NAACP Rufus Frasier Human Relations Award, and Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of America. Barb has participated in many US and World Transplant games and has won approximately 40 medals in track and field events.