The Kidney TRUST

Annette Eros Named President & CEO of The Kidney TRUST

May 5, 2010, Burlingame, California – The Kidney TRUST, a national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the human and economic cost of kidney disease, has named Annette Eros as President and CEO.

Prior to joining the TRUST, Ms. Eros had an extensive non-profit consulting practice assisting community organizations in strategic planning, governance, and development matters. 

We’re very pleased to have Annette take the helm as President & CEO of The Kidney TRUST and will be looking to her to build a vibrant organization that will play an important, ongoing role in the fight against kidney disease,” said Margaret Laws, chairperson of the TRUST’s board of directors. “The TRUST made great strides under the leadership of founding CEO Barbara Lawson and the board is confident that Annette will now take the TRUST to the next level.”

The Kidney TRUST’s free rapid-screening program, which identifies individuals who show signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD), has reached almost 13,000 people since its launch in October 2007.  Along with learning their screening results onsite, participants receive materials that offer education about CKD and its prevention and are encouraged to seek medical follow-up as appropriate.  The TRUST also focuses on the unmet needs of people who have CKD through its Financial Assistance program for people on dialysis. The program has awarded more than 500 grants totaling $1.2 million in the last two years. 

More than 31 million Americans have CKD, but people around the country are just waking up to the full scope of the problem.” said Ms. Eros.  “As a relatively new organization, the TRUST has a tremendous opportunity to address the gaps of knowledge and action that exist relating to kidney disease. My initial focus will be on identifying the areas where we can have the greatest impact as well as expanding and designing programs to address these unmet needs.”

Ms. Eros developed a broad range of nonprofit management expertise during her 14-year tenure as executive director at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego (RMHCSD).  She earned her master’s degree in leadership and nonprofit management at University of San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

About The Kidney TRUST

Founded in 2006, the TRUST is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the human and economic cost of kidney disease.  The TRUST is focused on increasing awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) through public education and testing programs so that progression of CKD to kidney failure can be delayed or prevented.  The TRUST is also developing innovative solutions to address the critical unmet needs of people with CKD.  Visit for more information.