Glenda Payne has a Master’s degree in nursing and more than 40 years experience in ESRD. Early clinical experience included work in peritoneal dialysis, renal transplantation, and later as a renal clinical nurse specialist and a clinical research nurse. Previous work experience includes the Texas Department of Health as a surveyor and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services where she was involved in changes made to the CMS survey process, the ESRD Conditions of Coverage and the Interpretive Guidance. She was a member of the core faculty for every CMS’ ESRD surveyor training from 1989 to 2011. Leaving government service in 2011, Ms. Payne served as the director of clinical services for a consulting service, Nephrology Clinical Solutions. In 2018, she co-founded the National Dialysis Accreditation Commission, an accreditation organization with CMS deeming authority for outpatient dialysis facilities and serves as chief compliance officer. Certified as a nephrology nurse, she is active at the local, regional, and national levels of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association, including serving as president of ANNA for 2012-13.