IPRO Mourns Death of Board Member, Patient Advocate

Kathe LeBeau, a Member of IPRO’s Corporate Board of Directors and Chair of IPRO’s End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 2 Patient Advisory Committee, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 17, 2014. Ms. LeBeau was previously a patient advocate with the Renal Support Network in Glendale, CA, and Patient Services and Public Policy Director for the Northeast Kidney Foundation in Albany, NY. In addition to her roles as IPRO Board Member, IPRO Divisional ESRD Board Member, and ESRD Network 2 Patient Advisory Committee Chair and Council Member, Ms. LeBeau volunteered for countless public and private chronic kidney disease initiatives. Among these, she was a reviewer for the federal Patient Centered Outcomes Institute, a member of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS’) Anemia Technical Expert Panel, and an active participant in the CMS Innovations Center Project, Improving Care for ESRD Beneficiaries: Patient Perspective.