Patient Advisory Council


The Patient Advisory Council (PAC) is a dynamic group of patients and professionals that help the Network respond to patient needs and seek ways to improve patient/staff relationships. The PAC represents a cross section of patient treatment modalities from across the Network. This committee provides an approach to patient-related issues and concerns that involve continuously seeking better ways to do things — ways that lead to more informed patients and better treatment results. This committee acts as an advisory group to the Network’s Patient Services Department.



  • Develop informational and educational resources related to renal disease
  • Identify and address needs and concerns of renal patients
  • Provide information and feedback to the Patient Services Department


MEMBERSHIP on the PAC requires:

  • A staggered three year term of office with the option of serving additional terms
  • Attend three meetings a year; two unexcused absences within a year result in termination
  • Ability to travel – meetings are held in different locations within the states of Illinois , Indiana , Kentucky , and Ohio (travel expenses are reimbursed)
  • Experience with renal issues
  • Willingness to work on educational projects and activities



  •  Patients (maximum 12), 18 years of age or older
  • Family members/caregivers (maximum 3)
  • Professionals (maximum 8)
  • Members at large (maximum 2)

For more information on the PAC, contact Kathi Niccum in the Network office.

Download the PAC application.

The Renal Network
911 E. 86th Street, Suite 202
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: (317) 257-8265
Fax: (317) 257-8291
Patient Line:
1 (800) 456-6919
Email: [email protected]