Northwest Kidney Centers names two new members to its Board of Trustees

SeaTac, WA (July 30, 2024): Northwest Kidney Centers, the nation’s oldest nonprofit dialysis provider with 20 clinics in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Clallam counties, has named two new members to its Board of Trustees.


The new trustees are Anthony Dorsch and Karissa Marker.


Anthony Dorsch has 30 years of experience as a healthcare administrator with a strong background in leadership, strategic planning, and healthcare management. A resident of Sammamish, he has worked in various roles including executive director at UW Physicians and VP of operational finance at Providence Health & Services. With a passion for community service, Dorsch has served on Northwest Kidney Centers’ Finance, Audit & Investment Committee for nearly 10 years.




Karissa Marker is a retired audit partner of KPMG, with more than 23 years of experience specializing in providing audit and accounting services to a variety of industries, including healthcare, education, and the public sector. A Yarrow Point resident, she currently serves on several non-profit boards, including the Audit Advisory Committee of the University of Washington and the Audit, Finance, and Compliance Committee of EvergreenHealth; and is the treasurer of the Seattle Aquarium Board.




They join 10 others on the Northwest Kidney Centers volunteer Board of Trustees, made up of medical, business, civic and patient leaders who help govern the 62-year-old non-profit.


Northwest Kidney Centers is a not-for-profit, community-based provider of kidney dialysis that works to expand access to better health outcomes through public health education and support of research into the causes and treatments of chronic kidney disease. Founded in Seattle in 1962, it was the world’s first outpatient dialysis organization and today is the eighth-largest dialysis provider in the United States, serving more than 2,700 patients a year in 20 dialysis centers and eight hospitals in the Puget Sound region.

Northwest Kidney Centers’ mission is to promote the optimal health, quality of life and independence of people with kidney disease. Its patients have access to the first-in-the-nation kidney palliative care program, as well as an outpatient pharmacy staffed by kidney specialists. Through its long-standing partnership with the University of Washington, Northwest Kidney Centers helped establish the Kidney Research Institute and the Center for Dialysis Innovation in support of new treatments and discoveries to better patients’ lives. For more information, visit