Meet our Board of Directors
David Rozansky, MD, Ph.D, Board President
Dr. David Rozansky, a respected pediatric nephrologist passionate about caring for his patients at Doernbecher, has been with the Board since its infancy in 2007. Not only does David give us depth and insight as a physician treating children with kidney disease, he owns one of the most impressive collections of kid-friendly neck-ties ever assembled. He lives with his wife Elana in Lake Oswego, proud of his two sons and an avid, intelligent sports fan.
Cory Roletto, Board Vice President
Cory followed his wife's example and joined our Board in 2013. As a successful local media design business owner, he brings both technical knowledge and leadership expertise to keep our social media sharp and our practices sound. Perhaps his best contribution is as a donor dad to a kidney teen, Anthony, the eldest of his three busy boys.
Sharon Fleming, Board Secretary
Sharon brings a welcomed enthusiasm and fresh perspective. A persuasive professional realtor by day; and an always tenacious parent advocate for her daughters; Sharon's energy and ideas are already making an impact on our Board culture. Mother to an accomplished young adult with kidney disease, her daughter Alex is a valuable volunteer as well.
Megan Wright, Board Treasurer
Aaron Bayne, MD
Dr. Bayne is a Pediatric Urology serving Kaiser and Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Lance has navigated a fast-paced career in the pharmaceutical world for the past 17 years. He offered his talents and rich background steeped in knowledge of renal disease early this year. His networking, connections and fundraising savvy are already paying big dividends. We appreciate Lance's vision to bring hope and happiness to the kidney community through service and hard work. When he's not on the road, or running on one, he lives with his wife and five children in SW WA.
Jason has worked in various aspects of dialysis for over twenty years. He started as a in-center hemodialysis technician in 2000 and graduated from Aquinas College in Nashville, TN in 2009. He has been a Charge Nurse, a Facility Administrator, and is now a corporate educator. He lives in Tualatin, OR with his wife, Sarah. They have three dogs and love to play board games.
Jason has been our camp nurse for four years and joined the Board in 2019. He has loved every minute spent with these amazing kids and parents!
Joyce Lee, M.D.
Pediatric Nephrology, Board-certified
Tina Walde, DNP, PMHNP
Dr. Tina Walde is an assistant professor at the OHSU School of Nursing and has worked with children and families for the past 10 years, currently at the OHSU Richmond Clinic. She brings her leadership and skills in mental health and wellness to our team. She is also mom to one of our littlest kidney kids, Violet, who drives her passion for our mission.
Meet our Founder
Founder and Past Board President (2006- June 2013). Dr. Randall Jenkins, or "Dr. J" as he's fondly known by his patients, is the longest practicing Portland area pediatric nephrologist. He blends his vast experience with a deep care and compassion for patients. Involved in creating and running camps for children with renal disease since the mid 1990s, in 2006 he founded NW Kidney Kids, Inc to continue camps and expand programs long into the future. We are honored to carry on this mission! Dr. Jenkins is the current Division Chief for the Pediatric Nephrology Department at Doernbecher Children's Hospital and continues to support us in many ways. In rare free time he loves to hit the slopes by downhill skiing.
Suzanne Billings was a pediatric social worker who dedicated much of her professional life to working with families of children with kidney disease. Suzanne was integral in the development of NW Kidney Kids and served as President of the Board from 2013 until her death in 2017. Suzanne radiated joy and pride in her kidney kids' accomplishments; she was a true champion for her families and is beloved and missed by all whose lives she enriched over the years.
In the spirit of Suzanne's life work, a scholarship has been established to promote independence and self-empowerment. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist in the development of skills and knowledge to facilitate life-long self-sufficiency for a "kidney kid". These funds can be used to support the higher education or technical training of a young adult with kidney disease.
The Suzanne Billings Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually by NW Kidney Kids in keeping with its mission to encourage young people with kidney disease to realize their potential and embrace their future.