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Richard Knight

President of the American Association of Kidney Patients, Kidney Transplant Recipient & Kidney Patient Advocate

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Richard Knight Biography

Richard A. Knight is a former hemodialysis patient who received a kidney transplant approximately eleven years ago. He is Vice President of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and Chair of the Public Policy Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid Atlantic Renal Coalition (MARC). He was recently appointed to the Steering Committee of the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) housed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Knight has a background in public policy and Congressional operations based on both his professional experience on Capitol Hill where he served in various roles including communications, policy and Legislative Director as well his advocacy work as a kidney transplant patient. While working in the U.S. House of Representatives, Knight was served as a liaison to the Congressional Black Caucus for his Member of Congress and was involved in substantial work with the House Energy and Commerce and Small Business Committees. Knight’s knowledge of Executive Branch agency budget and procurement policies is based on direct experience as a Federal government contractor and as a ten-year co-chair of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce annual regional government procurement fair.

Knight received his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School Of Business and his BA from Hampton University. He is a business strategist, providing patient engagement consulting for healthcare organizations and businesses developing tools designed to leverage patient input and preferences in their care plans and quality measures. As a small business owner, he is heavily involved in business and education issues through multiple executive networks in the Washington, D.C. region. He serves as adjunct professor at Bowie State University (BSU). He is a founding member of BSU’s College of Business Advisory Council.

As a national kidney patient advocate, Knight was recently appointed to serve a member of the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Advisory Council and serves as a designated AAKP Board representative to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Application’s Partnership Hospital Workgroup as well as the Board of Directors of the National Council of Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). He has served as a member of four Technical Expert Panels (TEPs) for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Assistance (CMS). He was member of CMS TEPs focusing on Emergency Department Readmissions Hospital Readmissions, the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative and recently on the End Stage Renal Disease Dialysis Facility Compare Star Ratings for the Arbor Research Collaborative for Health and the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center. He is a founding member of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Health Information Technology (HIT) Project administered by the National Renal Administrators Association and the End Stage Renal Disease Forum and serves on the National Kidney Disease Education Program’s (NKDEP) Health Information Technology (HIT) Working Group.

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President of the American Association of Kidney Patients, Kidney Transplant Recipient & Kidney Patient Advocate

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Richard Knight Biography

Richard A. Knight is a former hemodialysis patient who received a kidney transplant approximately eleven years ago. He is Vice President of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and Chair of the Public Policy Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid Atlantic Renal Coalition (MARC). He was recently appointed to the Steering Committee of the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) housed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Knight has a background in public policy and Congressional operations based on both his professional experience on Capitol Hill where he served in various roles including communications, policy and Legislative Director as well his advocacy work as a kidney transplant patient. While working in the U.S. House of Representatives, Knight was served as a liaison to the Congressional Black Caucus for his Member of Congress and was involved in substantial work with the House Energy and Commerce and Small Business Committees. Knight’s knowledge of Executive Branch agency budget and procurement policies is based on direct experience as a Federal government contractor and as a ten-year co-chair of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce annual regional government procurement fair.

Knight received his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School Of Business and his BA from Hampton University. He is a business strategist, providing patient engagement consulting for healthcare organizations and businesses developing tools designed to leverage patient input and preferences in their care plans and quality measures. As a small business owner, he is heavily involved in business and education issues through multiple executive networks in the Washington, D.C. region. He serves as adjunct professor at Bowie State University (BSU). He is a founding member of BSU’s College of Business Advisory Council.

As a national kidney patient advocate, Knight was recently appointed to serve a member of the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Advisory Council and serves as a designated AAKP Board representative to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Application’s Partnership Hospital Workgroup as well as the Board of Directors of the National Council of Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). He has served as a member of four Technical Expert Panels (TEPs) for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Assistance (CMS). He was member of CMS TEPs focusing on Emergency Department Readmissions Hospital Readmissions, the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative and recently on the End Stage Renal Disease Dialysis Facility Compare Star Ratings for the Arbor Research Collaborative for Health and the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center. He is a founding member of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Health Information Technology (HIT) Project administered by the National Renal Administrators Association and the End Stage Renal Disease Forum and serves on the National Kidney Disease Education Program’s (NKDEP) Health Information Technology (HIT) Working Group.

Richard Knight Videos

  • Richard Knight, AAKP President - 2019 Q&A
    Richard Knight, AAKP President - 2019 Q&A
  • Richard Knight: Living with a Kidney Transplant & the High Cost of...
    When his kidneys failed, Richard Knight got a transplant. But the drugs he has to take for the rest of his life cost him hundreds of dollars every...
  • AAKP Paul T. Conway & Richard Knight receive ASN President's Medal
    AAKP President Paul T. Conway & VP Richard Knight receive ASN President's Medal, A.E. Housman poem To an Athlete Dying Young recited in honor of...

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  • How to book Richard Knight?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Knight for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Knight, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Knight or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Knight?

    Booking fees for Richard Knight, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Knight, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Knight?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Knight for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Knight for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Knight or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Knight or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richard Knight is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Knight for your event is available upon request. Richard Knight generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lori Hartwell, Risa Simon, Paul Conway, Diana Clynes and Griffin P. Rodgers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Knight for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Richard Knight Speaker Videos

  • Richard Knight, AAKP President - 2019 Q&A
    Richard Knight, AAKP President - 2019 Q&A
    Richard Knight: Living with a Kidney Transplant & the High Cost of Drugs
    When his kidneys failed, Richard Knight got a transplant. But the drugs he has to take for the rest of his life cost him hundreds of dollars every month.
  • AAKP Paul T. Conway & Richard Knight receive ASN President's Medal
    AAKP President Paul T. Conway & VP Richard Knight receive ASN President's Medal, A.E. Housman poem To an Athlete Dying Young recited in honor of deceased donor.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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