For Immediate Release January 1, 2019
Contact: Nichole Jefferson, President Home Dialyzors United
Dallas, TX. Home Dialyzors United (HDU) On January 1, 2019 HDU Board President Nichole Jefferson, and the entire Board, welcome Carla Hagood to the position of Executive Director for HDU.
Last year was one of growth and change for HDU, culminating in this long awaited reorganization. Early in 2018 HDU employed a consultant to help formulate a 5 year Strategic Plan, of which the key component was to retain an Executive Director and move from a virtual organization to one with permanent roots. The appointment of Carla Hagood to fulfill this post marks the beginning of this transition. One of her first projects will be to plan and launch a series of regional meetings for pre-dialysis and dialysis patients to learn about the benefits of various home dialysis treatments: “Everything You Wanted To Know About Dialysis But Were Afraid To Ask!”
Ms.Hagood is ideally qualified to develop this new position for HDU. First and most important in fulfilling the HDU mission, Ms. Hagood has been a home dialyzor for more than 8 years and on dialysis for more than 11 years. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration.
Dialyzors like Carla Hagood embody the essence of what Home Dialyzors United has advocated for since it began over 10 years ago. As a dialyzor, she will work tirelessly to advocate for a better life for all kidney patients, and believes that kidney disease and dialyzors deserve to live the best life possible. HDU and Carla believe it is time to move past the status quo and that taking this important step will aid in that process.
Carla Hagood serves as a volunteer at her local Community Kitchen that feeds and ministers to the homeless and low income residents in her area. She has also volunteered in fund raising for the Pathways Center which houses the homeless and offers rehabilitation and job skills training in her community. She is a former entrepreneur and at one time was involved with various international businesses and introduced their products to American companies. She comes to HDU with a passion for quality of life and a strong sense of the dialyzor’s right to autonomy.
To learn more about how HDU will support patients, and how patients can support HDU visit http://www.homedialyzorsunited.org