Meet the Committee
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Patty

Gilbert
Co-Chairperson

I joined NIKPA in January 2017 following my transplant in the summer of 2016.

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William

Johnston
Co – Chairperson

I have over 15 years with NIKPA and I received second kidney transplant seven years ago

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Jean

Michelo
Vice Chairperson

I joined NIKPA in 2017, the same year I became a “gift of life” recipient.

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Joyce

Guy
Committee Member

I have worked as a staff nurse in the Nephrology Department (mostly transplant) from 1977.

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Rebecca

Geddis
Committee Member

I am the daughter of a renal patient, Alan Martin.  My late Father was one of the founding members of NIKPA .

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Emma

Proctor
Committee Member

I joined NIKPA in March 2020, 6 months after my kidney transplant, and just as the world was shutting down.

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Martin

Taggart
Committee Member

I spent 18 years attending the Belfast City Hospital and another two at Antrim Area Hospital with Kidney disease.

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Graham

Dodds
Committee Member

A Police Officer with 24 years service who responded to a community appeal for a kidney donor for a 9yr old boy from Enniskillen & donated a kidney in May 2021.

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Peggy

Malone
Committee Member

I have been attending Belfast city hospital from the age of 18.  In may 2002 I started dialysis in November I received my Transplant.

Nathan

Fairbairn
Treasurer
Christopher Johnston

Christopher

Johnston
Committee Member

NIKPA would not be what it is today with out the help and dedication of the following Professionals.

President NIKPA

Dr Aisling E Courtney BSc MB
MCh BAO MPhil FRCP

Transplant Consultant

Vice President NIKPA

Dr Ying Kuan

Clinical Lead, Renal Services, Western Trust

Honorary President NIKPA

Dr Ciaran Doherty MD FRCP FRCPI

Consultant Nephrologist (retired)
Honorary President NIKPA

Patron

Eamonn Holmes
OBE

Broadcaster and former Journalist