The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) has promoted from within their illustrious ranks and named Christie Vera as its new vice president of development and marketing.
According to an August 20 release from NKF-MD:
“Christie Vera has done an outstanding job growing our signature Kidney Walk and Santé: A Culinary Odyssey events, recruiting high level, high profile leadership volunteers for our committees and quickly developing local marketing materials when she was first hired,” said Cassie Shafer, NKF-MD’s president and CEO.
“Her new position gives us an opportunity to expand our development and marketing efforts.”
Vera, who joined in 2011 as director of development and marketing, now oversees the Foundation’s five-person development department and manages the marketing committee. She also will help develop and launch major gifts and planned giving campaigns.
“I am truly honored and humbled to be promoted to NKF-MD vice president, and am grateful that I can continue my career in development and marketing with a top-flight, well-run organization that touches so many lives in a positive way each day,” Vera said.
Vera went on to say that “NKF-MD performs an essential role for the many families who are affected by kidney and urinary tract diseases.”
“I have enjoyed all the work I have done with the Foundation, especially interacting with our outstanding and dedicated volunteers who tirelessly give their time to improve the Kidney community here in Maryland,” she said.
Vera, who was selected by The Daily Record for inclusion on its 2012 VIP - Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 - List and its 2012 List of Maryland's Leading Women, currently sits on Towson University’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Advisory Board.
Prior to joining NKF-MD, Christie served the March of Dimes for six years, sat on the Big Brother Big Sister of Central Maryland board and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of West Virginia, is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases.
For additional information, visit their website.
Congratulations to Christie Vera. Best of luck in your new role at NFK-MD.
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