The Kidney TRUST


Renee Thierry-Jones, Finance Manager

Renee Thierry-Jones is Finance Manager of The Kidney TRUST.  In this role she manages all fiscal aspects of the TRUST’s programs. She also has oversight of the financial systems that support the Kidney TRUST’s mission, values and programs.

Renee brings over 15 years of leadership and experience in financial analysis, reporting, accounting and financial operations.  She has worked for many years in the finance divisions of various retail and consumer products companies serving in progressively responsible management roles. Prior to joining The Kidney TRUST, Renee served as Corporate Finance Manager at Gap, Inc.

Renee earned her B.S. in Managerial Economics from University of California, Davis.  She is a Leadership San Francisco alumna and active in the community, serving as President of the San Francisco chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and as a board member of the Ivy AKAdemy Foundation of San Francisco.

Gloria Upchurch, Program Manager – Chronic Kidney Disease Screening

As Program Manager for Chronic Kidney Disease Screening at The Kidney TRUST, Gloria Upchurch develops and maintains partnerships with potential and existing screening partners promoting CKD awareness and education. She manages The TRUST’s CKD rapid-screening program.

Gloria Upchurch

Prior to joining The TRUST, Gloria worked as a contractor designing and producing conferences, trade shows and special events that focus on client needs assessments.  She also served as program development director for A Global Connection where she managed team building and incentive events and was responsible for operational and fiscal oversight of the annual budget, and volunteers both domestic and international.  She was also responsible for executing strategic plans that resulted in the construction of the Olmoti Women and Children’s Clinic, The Kids With Camera program, and Clean Delivery Kits program.

Gloria has more than 11 years of national and international experience in various healthcare, hi-tech, and business settings as a project manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business with a communication emphasis from Metro State College in Denver, Colorado, and is a member of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals.