Aiken elected to National Kidney Foundation's Minnesota Board of Directors
After experiencing kidney disease, dialysis, receiving a kidney transplant and becoming involved with the National Kidney Foundation
serving Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa, Jerome Bill Aiken
remains focused on giving back -- this time, at a National level.
The National Kidney Foundation
(NKF) announced Aiken, current Chairman of the National Kidney Foundation's Minnesota
Board of Directors, was named to NKF's
2012 National Board of Directors.
Aiken was also elected Chairman of NKF's National Leadership Council Committee.
has been involved with the National Kidney Foundation
kidney transplant in 2006.
He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in Minnesota in 2010.
is currently employed at Coldwell Banker Burnet
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.
He has received many professional awards and is an active member of the community through his participation in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, programs at various YMCA's including the Black Achievers Program and coaching youth basketball.
is also a volunteer speaker at the Hennepin County DaVita Dialysis Center
, talking to patients and their families about his
experience with dialysis and transplant.
"After I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in 2005 and received my transplant in 2006, I was determined to get involved with the National Kidney Foundation
My personal goal is to help educate the public about various aspects of kidney disease," Aiken