Alison Jones is the Founder of Allie’s Kidney Beans Foundation. Alison received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Communication with a Writing Minor from Rollins College in Winter Park. She relocated from her hometown in Orlando, Florida to Maryland in 2003. Alison has worked in Academia as an Educator, (for High School Students and Young Adults) Administrator of a Learning Center and as a Graduate School Advisor.
Alison enjoys volunteering in her community as a Certified Life Coach. She has advocated for St. Agnes Hospital regarding Breast Cancer Awareness. Her passion for education prompted her to pursue a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management. Upon completion, she founded Allie’s Kidney Beans Foundation Inc. a nonprofit 501 c 3. The mission of Allie’s Kidney Beans Foundation is to be a forerunner in reducing current minority health disparities through proactive health care education and advocacy. Alison is working to establish a community presence through public forums on how Hypertension, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Diabetes and Obesity correlate to kidney function and failure.
Alison was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) at the age of 16 and has battled Chronic Kidney Disease her entire life. The genetic disease has provided firsthand knowledge of medical information lacking in minority communities. Alison is currently listed on the Kidney Transplant List. She currently resides in Gwynn Oak, Maryland.