The Kidney TRUST

Board Members

Margaret Laws, M.P.P., Board Chair

Director, Innovations for the Underserved, California HealthCare Foundation Margaret Laws is director of the California HealthCare Foundation’s Innovations for the Underserved program. In this role she oversees the Foundation’s work to reduce barriers to efficient, affordable care for the underserved. Specific objectives of the program include: encouraging, testing and promoting lower-cost models of care; improving the availability of specialty and dental care for underserved Californians; promoting policy and operational improvements to increase enrollment and retention in publicly sponsored insurance programs; and increasing the efficiency of safety-net institutions.

Prior to joining CHCF, Laws was on the staff of the California Managed Care Improvement Task Force. Before that she was a senior consultant and manager with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where she worked in the government and health care strategy practices with clients including state health and human service agencies and payer and provider organizations.

Laws also has worked as a consultant with the Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, conducting research on trends in international development funding for HIV/AIDS; for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, providing technical assistance in program development and operations for nonprofits in developing countries; as a consultant for the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS; and as a caseworker and analyst for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare.

Laws received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Princeton University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Roy K. Malkin, Board Treasurer

President and Chief Executive Officer, Minntech Corporation

Roy K. Malkin is president and chief executive officer of Minntech Corporation,  a position he has held since its acquisition in September 2001.  Minntech is based in Minneapolis, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN), a company that manufactures and markets medical devices, sterilants, and blood and water filtration products, bio-artificial organs, and drug delivery technologies , many of which are used in dialysis.

Prior to acquiring Minntech, Malkin served as president and chief executive officer of MediVators, Inc., also a wholly owned Cantel Medical Company.  During the mid ‘80’s and 90’s, he was president and chief executive officer of RKM Enterprises Ltd., a multi-national consulting group for the healthcare industry, and later as senior vice president for discovery, development, marketing and M&A at Steris Corporation.

Malkin has previously served on the board of directors of Bridge of Life, a non-profit organization which brings chronic kidney disease and dialysis care to underserved areas around the world, and has been the honorary Kidney Walk chairman for the Minnesota/ Dakotas chapter of the National Kidney Foundation.

Malkin earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from The Ohio State University and an advanced degree in International management and marketing from Thunderbird School of Global Management. During the Vietnam era, he served in the U.S. Military as a combat, test and instructor pilot.

Derrick S. Donald, Board Secretary

National Accounts Director, Genzyme Corporation

Derrick S. Donald is a national accounts director in the renal division at Genzyme, a position he has held since 2008.  Prior to that, Donald was national account manager and clinical science specialist, both at Genzyme.  Genzyme is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies – its products and services are focused on rare inherited disorders, kidney disease, orthopedics, cancer, transplant, and immune disease.

Prior to joining Genzyme, Donald was a sales specialist at Agouron Pharmaceuticals in the HIV division from 1998–2003. During his time at Agouron, he served as a board member for the Metrolina Aids Project in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to joining Agouron, Donald was a urology/neurology sales specialist at Pharmacia & Upjohn from 1996–1998.

Donald earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

John Schaeffler

General Manager for Government Relations, GE Healthcare

John Schaeffler re-joined GE Healthcare in March of 2011 as the General Manager for Government Relations.  John had served as Senior Manager of Government Relations from 2004 to 2009.  In between his time at GE Healthcare, John was the Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs of DaVita – a dialysis provider.

Prior to coming to GE Healthcare the first time, John spent nine years at the American Health Care Association (AHCA) ending his time there as Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations.  John began his career as a legislative aide to two Members of Congress from Minnesota from 1987 through 1995.

He is a graduate of American University’s School of Public Affairs with a degree in political science.