Ronald D. Boyd, 54, has been a Director since March 2000. Mr. Boyd has over 28 years of experience in the dialysis industry, including the ownership and operation of dialysis clinics as well as experience in dialysis product design, product development, regulatory approval and marketing. He has also been a private investor for many years. He currently is an owner and managing partner of Southeast Acute Services, LLC and Southern Renal Administrations, LLC, which is primarily in the business of acute dialysis services, since 2001. He was a founder and Managing Partner of East Georgia Regional Dialysis Center, an outpatient, freestanding dialysis center located in southern Georgia from 2001 until 2005. The facility was purchased by Davita, Inc. He was a founder of Diatek, Inc. in 2001 where he developed, designed and holds the patent to the Cannon Cath. the first “retrograde” dual lumen dialysis catheter in the market. The company has since been sold to Arrow International. He was a founder and co-owner of Classic Medical, Inc., a dialysis and medical products company, and served as the Executive Vice President of Classic Medical, Inc. since its inception in November 1993 until April 2007 when he sold his interest in that company. Following that sale, Mr. Boyd has been a private investor. From May 1993 to November 1993, Mr. Boyd served as a consultant for Dial Medical of Florida, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of dialysis products. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Boyd served as a Regional Sales Manager for Future Tech, Inc., a dialysis products distributor.