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Northwest Kidney Kids

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 young adult, 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 Puffer
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 Scott
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

Alysia Yamasaki
I’m a kidney transplant recipient, and that’s been my identity for most of my life when I had my first transplant at ten years old and then my second at 30 years old. Having a life-saving kidney transplant changes your perspective and outlook on life. I am very lucky to have had two kidney transplants, and I know that’s why I’ve gravitated towards helping others and giving back for most of my life. For ten years I worked in early childhood education at Head Start and then changed jobs to work with families buying their first home at Habitat for Humanity. During those years, I found myself volunteering and advocating for organ, eye, and tissue donation at DonateLife NW, helping people with disabilities for Multnomah County and most recently speaking on behalf of those with kidney disease for the American Kidney Fund. I now work for a Community Foundation. All my jobs and volunteering opportunities have been rewarding and meaningful, and I am excited to add the Northwest Kidney Kids as a Board Member. Something I wish would have been around when I was growing up.

Dornald Myles HTL (ASCP), QIHC

Meet our Founder
Randall Jenkins, MDFounder 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
Suzanne Billings, MSW, LCSW.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.

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