Former Kidney Foundation Director Indicted On Theft Charges; Is Terminated; Search On For New Director

Friday, January 24, 2014

The former executive director of the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga has been indicted on theft charges.

Jennifer McGlohon is set to be arraigned on Feb. 7 before Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman.

She has now been terminated by the Kidney Foundation.

The group said, " Mrs. McGlohon had been previously placed on unpaid leave after it was discovered that she had been mishandling Kidney Foundation accounts.  The Kidney Foundation and the Chattanooga Police Department conducted an investigation into these allegations.  This investigation led to the recent Indictment on felony theft of Mrs. McGlohon.

"While this is a pending criminal mater, the Kidney Foundation would direct any questions regarding the theft charge to the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office.

"The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area was chartered on October 30, 1989 as an independent Kidney Foundation. The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area receives no funding from the National Kidney Foundation, nor does it participate in any National Kidney Foundation programs, which means 100% of all funds raised stay within the greater Chattanooga area.

"The mission of The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area is to provide help and information to those afflicted by kidney disease. Our vision is to be the leading resource of kidney related support in the greater Chattanooga area including: patient assistance, education, awareness, and prevention that improve the community's quality of life.

"The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area is made up of five different divisions - Public Education, Patient Services, Community Services, Fund Raising, and Management & General. Public Education and Patient Services are the two primary focuses. 

"Kidney disease often leaves families financially devastated. In support of these families and those coping with kidney disease, The Kidney Foundation provides numerous programs and services to aid these families and patients. By operating as an independent Kidney Foundation, we are able to provide more financial assistance to our area patients.

"The board of the Kidney Foundation would like everyone to know that patient care has not suffered during this investigation.  The Kidney Foundation remains committed to providing the best possible care to renal patients in this area.  We would like to thank all of our gracious supporters and ask that you continue to support us as we work through this unfortunate situation.  The Kidney Foundation will remain active and will continue to offer support to our patients as we search for a new executive director."

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