The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is pleased to announce LaRanda Burke joined the organization on March 1, 2021 as Director of Finance.
“With LaRanda on board, the KCA has the full leadership team we were always meant to have,” said Gretchen E. Vaughan, the KCA’s CEO and President. “LaRanda’s financial expertise will help guide the KCA as we continue to scale up, expand our impact, and work to achieve our mission to provide the best in services, support, and education to the kidney cancer community.”
Burke, a native Texan, joined the KCA after a career in both corporate and non-profit finance environments. Along with decades of experience, Burke also brings enthusiasm and passion to help lead the KCA in their strategic plan to increase patient programs and expand their impact in the community.
As Director of Finance, Burke will collaborate with the Board of Directors and the leadership team to ensure the KCA’s operations and programs have the robust, strategic support necessary to accelerate growth.
“I needed to be part of an organization that is helping people and making a difference in the world. The more I learned about the KCA, its programs, and especially the incredible team, I knew this is where I wanted to serve,” Burke said. “I’m thrilled to be part of this community and honored to help fulfill the KCA’s mission and vision to lead the way in curing kidney cancer.”
About the Kidney Cancer Association
The Kidney Cancer Association is a global community dedicated to serving and empowering patients and caregivers, and leading change through advocacy, research, and education in order to be the universal leader in finding the cure for kidney cancer. Founded in 1990 by Eugene P. Schonfeld and a small group of patients and doctors in Chicago, Illinois, the KCA has grown into an international non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas. The KCA promotes scientific advances through two annual research symposiums and a robust grant program, participates in legislative advocacy, and seeks to be a source of education and resources for patients, caregivers, and anyone impacted by kidney cancer.
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