The Kidney Foundation of Canada

The 2017 Mary Lou Karley Patient Services Award

In recognition of an individual whose volunteerism, enthusiasm and devotion have demonstrated the true meaning of excellence in service, The Mission Award - Patient Services has been renamed the Mary Lou Karley Patient Services Award. The late Mary Lou Karley, who held numerous leadership positions including National President and Chair of the Patient Services Committee, was appreciated across the country for her tremendous contribution on behalf of The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

This award is presented to an individual or group who merits special recognition for outstanding dedication and/or contribution to The Kidney Foundation Patient Services at a Chapter, Branch or National level.

Dr. Manjula Gowrishankar

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is delighted to present Dr. Manjula Gowrishankar with the 2017 Mary Lou Karley Patient Services Award.

Dr. Manjula Gowrishankar has had a profound impact on Patient Services and Program activities in The Northern Alberta and Territories Branch of The Kidney Foundation of Canada.

She is greatly admired for the tremendous support she administers with a commitment to excellence and integrity to patients and families who are facing the enormous challenge of living with chronic kidney disease.

She also had a leadership role in the accredited Symposium of Kidney Disease for the Primary Care Provider. The 2016 conference welcomed an impressive number of participants and helped facilitate the creation of similar programs in other Kidney Foundation of Canada branches.

A magnanimous donor and active participant in all fundraising activities, Dr. Gowrishankar has consistently demonstrated heartfelt devotion and commitment to patient services and programs, for which The Kidney Foundation of Canada is immensely grateful.