Savanna Lanza is the Chief Executive Officer for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida (NKFF). Savanna has been an employee of the NKF of Florida for ten years serving in many capacities during her employment. Savanna received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University in 2012 and a Professional Master’s of Science Degree in 2017 from her alma mater.
Savanna’s involvement in the NKF of Florida started at an early age when she began volunteering at the NKF Rich Salick Surf Fest by coordinating the amateur surfing competition in the early 2000s. In 2012, after graduation from FSU, Savanna was brought on NKFF staff as the event director for the Surf Fest. She was promoted to CEO in 2018 following many years working in development at the Foundation. She is now responsible for all operations at the NKFF including 10 Kidney Walks, 3 Golf tournaments, Direct Patient Aid, free community health screenings, professional and patient education, patient advocacy, and all other additional fundraisers and programs. Her drive and passion for the mission of the NKFF keeps her connected to the patients and peers who she works with on a daily basis.
She has been involved with the FRA for ten years, serving as a director on the board for the last 4. With advocacy also a major priority at the NKFF, she has worked with the Florida Renal Coalition to execute many successful Kidney Days. Most recently, working with the team to pass the Living Donor Protection Act. Savanna looks forward to working with the FRC and expanding the annual Kidney Day to include additional legislative activities and professional education.