Special for the AJT 

Camp Kudzu welcomes Sidney Kirschner to its Board of Directors. He begins his term of service on December 1, 2014.

Mr. Kirschner serves as executive vice president of Piedmont Healthcare and CEO for Piedmont Physicians, which covers Piedmont’s employed physician groups: Piedmont Heart Institute and Piedmont Medical Care Corporation.

Mr. Kirschner previously worked in a variety of roles including the Head of School of Davis Academy, as the former chairman and chief executive officer of Northside Hospital, as the chairman, president, and CEO of National Services Industries (NSI), a fortune 500 company, and as the president of the Electric Motor Division of General Dynamics Corporation.

During his tenure, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Mr. Kirschner to the Georgia Board of the Department of Community Health, the lead agency in Georgia for health care planning. Kirschner’s vast experience with healthcare in the greater Atlanta area offers exceptional expertise to help Camp Kudzu strengthen and grow as a non-profit organization focused on educating, empowering, and inspiring youth with type 1 diabetes.

About Camp Kudzu

Camp Kudzu educates, empowers and inspires youth living with diabetes through summer camp and various weekend programs. Campers are taught the technical diabetes management skills needed to live long, healthy and productive lives while being exposed to inspiring peers and role models facing similar medical challenges. Research has shown that children who have access to quality diabetes management education at a young age, like that delivered at camp, can reduce their risk of suffering from heart disease, blindness, amputation and other diabetes related complications.