MOTHER’S DIALYSIS CARE
Mother’s Dialysis Care, Inc. is a therapeutic transportation service for renal patients. This goal is to help relieve the financial burden associated with transportation that dialysis and kidney transplant patients endure. Mother’s Dialysis Care, Inc. Is a non-medical emergency transportation 501(c)(3) organization providing services to kidney and dialysis transplant patients. We are excited for the opportunity to be of service to the community. It is the desire of the staff and the volunteers at MDC to provide loving, caring, dependable, reliable and professional transportation to each and every one of our patients to and from drugstores and various dialysis centers. As a Christian non-profit non- medical emergency transportation service, it is our goal to defray transportation costs for dialysis/kidney transplant patients and provide a service full of love and care.
MY DAUGHTER’S HOUSE
In addition, Mother’s Dialysis Care, Inc. will provide living residence for family members of kidney transplant patients to lodge during the transplant surgery free of charge for up to 2 weeks. My Daughter’s House is designed to offer serenity, tranquility, and to offset travel costs. My Daughter’s House will be conveniently located close to the medical center. Our prayer is that your stay at our facilities is a memorable one.
A Transport Service That Cares
Special Thanks to Our 2020-2021 Board of Directors
2022 Board of Directors
Travon Marquel Snipes
Travon M. Snipes is a native Charlestonian. Houston has been home for the past 23 years. Early childhood education was obtained in private schools of Charleston County. Travon graduated from Westfield High School and upon graduation attended the University of Houston for two (2) years. He later transferred to The Art Institution of Houston where he obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Audio Production. Travon started his career journey as a percussionist at his local church. He played drums for over twelve (12) years in the ministry before he founded Lightwalkers Entertainment, a jazz band. His band entertained for several elite events throughout the State of Texas. In addition, Travon was the youngest staff member at The Ensemble Theatre as a percussionist for the youth summer program. Specialized training in Las Vas, Nevada certified Travon as an engineer of the Midas Console. That added skill enabled Travon with endless possibilities. As an audio/monitor engineer God has awarded Travon the opportunity to work and tour with various artists & producers such as: Mathew Knowles, Keith Sweat, Fantasia, Brandy, Tank, KIM, Stokley, Blackbear and Post Malone to name a few. His career has allowed him to participate in the Black Expo and B2K Tour. Currently, Travon is on tour with Post Malone touring international and within the states. Travon is CEO of Lightwalkers Clothing, DRIVEN, and co-owns Amplify Audio, LLC. Travon is one of the original board members of Mother’s Dialysis Care, Inc., where he served as VP. Travon is a man after God’s on heart. He is also a loving husband and son. He truly loves and values his family.
Retail Banking & Small Business
First National Bank of PA
A native of Charleston, SC, that matriculated to The University of South Carolina - Columbia where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing & Management. Kevin currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Retail Banking & Small Business at First National Bank of Pennsylvania and has over 15 years of experience in the Financial Industry. Kevin has received numerous awards and recognition for being amongst the top industry leaders by demonstrating excellence in service, and professionalism to the community in which he serves. Kevin also serves on The Board of Directors for the Emanuel 9 Memorial Foundation, VicePresident for the SCC Sons of Allen, and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Born to the late Rev. E. O. Simmons and Mary B. Simmons, Kevin is married to Tiffany Simmons and the father of two daughters Capricia’ and Amaya.
Certified Clinic Hemodialysis Technician #3
Bio Cominig soon
Karen Grant, MSN, RN, BBA, RRT
Patient Safety Officer
Karen Grant has 34 years’ experience in the medical profession. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Western Governor University and bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in marketing from University of Mary Hardin Baylor. She has work twenty years in the nursing field at Baylor Scott & White-Hillcrest. She has held many leaderships roles during her tenure at this hospital. Her last direct patient care role was the Director of Emergency Room - Level I Trauma Center. Prior to the Director role she was the manager of the Oncology and Renal Dialysis nursing care units. Before becoming a registered nurse in 2000, she was a Registered Respiratory Therapist and manage the respiratory department for 15 years at Hillcrest. She is now serving as the Patient Safety Officer at Baylor Scott & White - Hillcrest. In this role she advocates for the delivery of excellent quality care to the patient by ensuring compassionate care is our number one priority. She is also a member of the PEER support team for Baylor Scott & White-Hillcrest. As a PEER support member, she supports staff through unanticipated events and difficult times that occur in the workplace.
Karen Grant is a member of the Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church of Waco, Inc. for the last twenty years, where she is a willing servant as the finance chairperson. She also served on the American Red Cross board for three years. In this role she assisted the board in securing that the resident of McLennan County had emergency assistance and disaster relief in a time of need.
2022 Advisory Board Members
ANNETTE J. FIELDS - Advisory Board Member
Annette J. Fields was born April 9, 1943, in Charleston, South Carolina to Joseph and Clara Jones. Annette attended the public school of Charleston County and is a 1961 graduate Burke High School. Annette career started at Medical University, Charleston South Carolina. Later Annette pursued her career as a food service worker at the VA Hospital in Charleston, SC where she retired as Food Service Supervisor. In October, 1964, Annette gave birth to her first daughter, Teria Marette. Five (5) years later, Tara Lynette arrived and five (5) years after that her youngest daughter, Tiffany Evette was born. From three daughters Annette have been blessed with nine (9) grand children: Travon, Tiara, Tanesha, Tyler, Trinity, Nelson III, Joseph, Christinia and Victoria. Annette is also the proud great-grandmother of her 1st great grandson, Kamino. In 2011, Annette lost her middle child to a massive heart attack. Annette received a "Gift of Life" when she received her daughter, Tara’s kidney.
Annette has spoken throughout Texas about her experience with End Stage Renal Disease at the following: St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston, TX (3 times) Denton A. Cooley Auditorium, Houston, Tx LifeGift, Houston, Tx Marriott Medical Center, Houston, TX Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tx Life Gift Board of Directors, Houston, Texas Faith United Methodist Church, Dickinson, Texas The Links Incorporated Gulf Coast Apollo (TX) Chapter and Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, Tx. Annette will continue to speak LIFE into the lives of others effected by end stage renal disease. She was one of the original Board Member of Mother’s Dialysis Care, Inc. She now serves on the Advisory Board. Read HER STORY https://www.mothersdialysiscare.org
Sonia initially joined Mother’s Dialysis Care, Inc. in July 2020 as a grant writing intern, under the direct supervision of Allonna Snipes, Director of Development, before being granted the opportunity to serve as an Advisory Board member in January 2021. Sonia began her professional career in 2008, working with children and their families as a mental health case manager in the non-profit sector. As of 2010, she transitioned to serving her community as a child protective service worker for a state government agency and continues there until this present day. In addition, Sonia’s palette has expanded to working in clinical and general sectors of social work, including that of providing therapeutic counseling services, research and partaking in projects that are social-impact driven, both at a national and global level.
Sonia holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, with an emphasis in social advocacy and clinical intervention, a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and a Bachelor's (BA) degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University-Idaho, with an emphasis in family systems and child development studies. In her spare time, you will find Sonia creating opportunities of service and entertainment within her local community, spending time with her family or enjoying the company of a good book.
Teria M. Johnson - Visionary/Founder/CEO
Teria M. Johnson is a native of Charleston, SC. However, the past for the past twenty-three (23) years she has called Houston, Texas home.
Most of Teria’s education was obtained through private schooling in Charleston, SC. Teria graduated from Charleston High School in Charleston, SC. Later, Teria attended SC State University and Trident Technical College. She obtained her Real Estate license for the State of Texas through Sierra School of Real Estate. Teria is a graduate of Rice University Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Program - Certificate 2020-2021. Teria is also a Notary Public for the State of Texas.
Teria’s faith has seen her through many tests and trials. Her strong Christian beliefs empowers her to keep moving. Teria has served in several ministry capacities over the years. Teria is the Founder & CEO of Mother’s Dialysis Care, Inc. which was originally founded in August, 2015.
Teria is the proud mother of one (1) son, Travon M. Snipes & daughter-in-law, Allonna. Teria is the eldest of 5 siblings, (Her sister Tara L. Ceaser preceded her in death). God has blessed Teria with twelve (12) nieces and nephews. Teria enjoys serving in the community in whatever platform God allows. She also enjoys cooking, baking, walks on the beach, listening to music, traveling, planning events, and spending time with family is one of her biggest joy!
Allonna Snipes - Director of Development
Allonna began her fundraising career as a grant writer nine years ago through the Gateway Scholar Program at her alma mater, Rice University. Since then she has worked with multiple non-profit organizations and played a critical role in raising more than $25 million through grants, personal gifts and special events.
In her spare time, she enjoys building a diverse business portfolio with her husband which includes businesses in real estate and rental car services to name a few.
She is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and creatives in growing their businesses. She is a firm believer in utilizing every talent within you to serve others. In everything that she does, she hopes to inspire others to enjoy their current season no matter where they are in their journey.
Annette J. Fields - Advisory Member
Kidney Transplant Survivor
Annette J. Fields was born April 9, 1943, in Charleston, South Carolina to Joseph and Clara Jones. Annette attended the public school of Charleston County and is a 1961 graduate of Burke High School. Annette career started at Medical University, Charleston South Carolina. Later Annette pushed her career as a food service worker at the VA Hospital in Charleston, SC where she retired as Food Service Supervisor. In October, 1964, Annette gave birth to her first daughter, Teria Marette. Five (5) years later, Tara Lynette arrived and five (5) years after that her youngest daughter, Tiffany Evette was born. From three daughters Annette have been blessed with nine (9) grand children: Travon, Tiara, Tanesha, Tyler, Trinity, Nelson III, Joseph, Christinia and Victoria. Annette is also the proud great-grandmother of her 1st great grandson, Kamino. In 2011, Annette lost her middle child to massive heart attack. Annette received a gift of life when she received her daughter, Tara’s kidney. Today, Annette have spoken throughout the State of Texas about her experience with End Stage
Renal Disease at the following: St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston, TX (3 times); Denton A. Cooley Auditorium, Houston, Tx; LifeGift, Houston, Tx; Marriott Medical Center, Houston, TX; Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tx; Life Gift Board of Directors, Houston, Texas; Faith United Methodist Church, Dickinson, Texas; The Links Incorporated Gulf Coast Apollo (TX) Chapter; and Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, Tx. I will continue to speak LIFE into the lives of others effected by end stage renal disease. She was the original Board Member of Mother’s Dialysis Care, Inc. She now serves on the Advisory Board.
Annette J. Fields-Kidney Transplant Survivor
In 2008, I moved to Houston, Texas to be with my three (3) daughters after being diagnosed with end stage renal disease. One year (1) later, I started my dialysis treatment. It was difficult at first due to various complications. In addition, I had a couple of surgeries to correct my fistula. During this period, my daughter Tara desperately wanted to give me a kidney. The summer of 2010, Tara went to be tested as a donor only to find out that she would not be a candidate. Tara was diagnosed high blood pressure.
On Sunday, August 14, 2011, Tara had a massive heart attack which left her in a coma for five (5) days. On Friday, August 19, 2011, Tara was pronounced brain dead and we were told there was nothing else that could be done. On Saturday, August 20, 2011, I was taken to St. Lukes Hospital, Houston, Tx to prepare for my transplant. Tara was definitely a match. And on that glorious Sunday morning, August 21, 2011, I received my daughter’s kidney and was given new life.
One (1) year after she was originally tested, she still gave me the one thing she desperately wanted me to have….NEW LIFE! Tara was a perfect candidate to help save several lives. Tara’s organs were donated to several others families. She donated a liver, 2 kidneys, a heart, 2 lungs, eyes, and several other tissues. Today, because of the gift given to me, I am able to share my testimony and provide hope to those on dialysis, those waiting on a kidney transplant or those who have simply given up hope. I have been asked to speak publicly to hospitals, doctors, nurses, staff members and donor/recipient families. I will continue to speak LIFE into the lives of others effected by end stage renal disease. Today and everyday, I salute my daughter, Tara Lynette Ceaser for her endless gift of life and love! (Feb 24, 1974 - August 19, 2011). I shared my testimony at:
St. Luke’s Hospital (3 times), Houston, TX
Marriott Medical Center, Houston, TX
Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tx
Life Gift Board of Directors, Houston, Texas
Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Houston, Tx.
Gulf Links Chapter, Houston, Texas (2)
Faith United Methodist Church, Dickerson, TX
Today, I serve as an Advisory Member to the Board of Directors for Mother's Dialysis Care, Inc. I am a mouth piece for the renal community. My family and I are taking our experiences to help those effected with end stage disease to have a better quality of life through various resources.