Felicia Speed is a native of South Carolina, as the Corporate Director of Social Work Services for Fresenius Kidney Care. She has over 18 years of nephrology experience, where she has functioned as a Facility Social Worker, Operations Manager, and Division Lead Social Worker. During her tenure, she has served as a member of the ESRD Network 6 Medical Review Board and chairperson for the SW Council of Nephrology. In pursuit of higher learning, she is currently completing her dissertation at Walden University to obtain her PhD in Clinical Social Work. Personally, she has a strong passion and commitment to the development of social work interventions to improve dialysis patient engagement and their quality of life, as a whole.