Alduino chosen to lead Kidney Foundation

KFWNY-John-Alduino.jpgThe Kidney Foundation of Western New York has named John A. Alduino, M.S. Ed, as its executive director. He brings a long history in the field of public health, having worked for the American Cancer Society for nearly 28 years. Alduino most recently held the post of senior director, state based health systems for the American Cancer Society East Central Division encompassing Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The Kidney Foundation of WNY was established in 2015 to increase awareness of kidney disease and to support and advocate for patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more 10 percent of adults have chronic kidney disease, but many are undiagnosed. The Kidney Foundation of WNY works to share information about prevention, detection and treatment of kidney disease. The Buffalo-based non-profit has also hosted free kidney health screenings and provides support for patients in need. The organization is in the process of planning a physician education program, made possible though support from the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York.

“I am extremely excited to be in Western New York and to make a difference in the fight against kidney disease,” said Alduino.

Alduino holds 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 was executive director of the Kidney Foundation of WNY since its creation. She will continue to serve its mission in her new role as director of patient services and community outreach.