This year, the Wilma Crockett Memorial Award is awarded posthumously to Heather Johnson who passed away this spring.
Heather was Director of Programs with The Kidney Foundation of Canada - BC & Yukon Branch for 15+ years and made many remarkable and lasting contributions to improving the lives of people living with kidney disease.
As part of her legacy with the BC Renal network, she energetically shared her knowledge and expertise with a number of provincial committees, working groups and initiatives. These include the Kidney Care, Glomerulonephritis (GN), Home Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Palliative Care, BC Kidney Days Planning and Patient and Family Engagement committees, as well as the Social Workers Professional Practice Council, Kidney Health Month, and more.
Dr. Adeera Levin, Executive Director, BC Renal says, "When I think of Heather, I think of her continual, helpful, solution-oriented presence in so many different meetings and events, and how that was a terrific incentive for all of us."
Heather truly embodied the criteria of the Wilma Crockett Memorial Award in every way and deserves this recognition for her countless, positive contributions to our kidney community. Honouring Heather's legacy
Join us in honouring the life and work of Heather Johnson by attending the Wilma Crockett Memorial Award reception on Thursday, November 9 at 5:15 pm. To attend, please register via the BC Kidney Days registration system.