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Who is the National Kidney Foundation

of Utah & Idaho?

Mission Statement

The Mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

Deen Vetterli

Deen Vetterli

U.S. Senator E.J. "Jake" Garn

U.S. Senator E.J. "Jake" Garn

Chairman of the Board

The National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho is a nonprofit organization which receives donations from individuals, corporations, and special fundraising events in the states of Utah and Idaho.

What We Do

  • Improve Quality of Life

    Improving the quality of life for kidney dialysis and transplant patients and their families

  • Support Research

    Supporting medical research regarding kidney disease and patient treatment

  • Educate the public

    Educating the public regarding the prevention of kidney disease

  • Promote Organ Donors

    Promoting organ donation awareness

  • Monitor Legislation

    Monitoring health development and legislation

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board: U.S. Senator E.J. “Jake” Garn
Honorary Chairman – Utah: U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch
Honorary Chairman – Idaho: Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter
President: David C. Trimble
Treasurer: John B. Robertson
Chairsperson, Nominating Committee Amanda Dickson
Personel Advisor: G. Donald Gale

Board Members

Jason Beutler, J.D. Michael E. Deputy
Amanda Dickson D. Jeffrey England
Richard R. Nelson Vaughn L. Pulsipher, PhD
Doug Wright

Medical Advisory Board

Harry O. Senekjian, M.D., Chairman Alfred K. Cheung, M.D.
Martin C. Gregory, M.D. Kalani Raphael, M.D.
Fuad Shihab, M.D.

Staff Members

Chief Executive Officer: Deen Vetterli
Director of Development: Luz Lewis-Perez
Director of Special Events: Richard Taylor
Administrative Coordinator: Ann Madsen
Kidney Kars Administrator: Heidyn Palmer
Accounts Manager: Terri Sites
Public Education Coordinator: Jared Francis

Contact Information

Address: 3707 North Canyon Road, Suite 1D Provo, UT 84604

Phone: 801-226-5111 or 1-800-869-5277

Fax: 801-226-8278


Official Reports

In accordance with general business practices, the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho produces an annual report to disclose to the public relevant financial information and descriptions of programs and services provided to kidney patients.

Click here to download the
2015/2016 Annual Report of the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho.