Mary Beth Callahan has worked with kidney disease patients for over 35 years in all modalities. She is the supportive care team manager for Dallas Nephrology Associates in Dallas, Texas. She has authored numerous articles and presented on a multitude of topics. She is a Fellow of NYU’s Silver School of Social Work Palliative & End of Life Care and is certified as an Advance Palliative & Hospice Social Worker. She was the 2015 NKF/Council of Nephrology Social Workers Robert W. Whitlock Lifetime Achievement award recipient. She previously served on ESRD Network 14's Medical Review Board, is past chair of the Council of Nephrology Social Workers and an Emeritus Life Options Rehabilitation Advisory Council member.