Frances E. Ashe-Goins, RN, MPH, FAAN

Frances Ashe-Goins is a mom and was previously caregiver for her daughter who lived with kidney failure for more than 20 years. Though she is a registered nurse and health educator, "mom mode" kicked in when she learned her daughter had an issue with her kidneys. Twenty-nine years later, she is passionate about sharing her experiences with other caregivers and people on dialysis so that they know that they are not alone. Based on her expertise and experience, she was recently appointed as a member of the Prisma Health Richland Hospital Board of Commissioners in Columbia, SC.

Today, Frances sits on the AKF Board of Trustees. She is an active member of AKF's Advocacy Network and was a featured speaker at AKF's 2019 Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. As a public health expert with years of experience, she is also an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing and Arnold School of Public Health, and a health consultant with expertise in nursing, minority health and public health issues.