Doctor Carol M. Headley has over 2 decades of nephrology experience. She obtained her under graduate degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, her Master’s at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and her doctorate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Over the course of her career, she has managed to remain active in nephrology. She has served on numerous committees and boards that have helped to shape the framework of nephrology policy and practice. Ms. Headley served as a member of the Nephrology Nursing Journal board for several years. She is also the primary author on several publications and edited a book on professional development as well as several book chapters. Presently, she is presently employed as a nephrology nurse practitioner at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis.