"At the age of eight, during the passing and grief of my mothers death from ovarian cancer, becoming a nurse was embedded in me. I worked my way through a diploma nursing program caring for elderly who could no longer care for themselves. My first professional Nursing  job was at the University of Chicago. I really enjoyed the teaching environment and excelled professionally . My own perils with cancer and the personal witness of care from a patient's point of view, continued to  strengthen my intuition for how important good transitions are.   My heart weights heavy for the burden of patients and families transitioning from CKD to ESRD.  I have been driven to work toward excellence, despite the constant hard work.  I am grateful, for colleges with the same passion and understanding for the complexity and fragility of renal care.  It is an honor for the opportunity to impact care in the DCC community."

Marianne, RN, BSN