Dynamic Life Press

TIFFANY JONES-SMITH

4204 GARDENDALE, SUITE 106 • SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78229
• (210) 709-7089 • tjones-smith@txkidney.org www.txkidney.org www.tiffanyjonessmith.com

Tiffany Jones-Smith is the CEO of the Texas Kidney Foundation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Life Press.

She is one of the authors of the recent peer reviewed JASN publication “Diagnosis, Education and Care of Patients with APOL1-Associated Nephropathy: A Delphi Consensus and Systematic Review.”

She was an integral part of writing the recent white paper submitted to the Governor of the state of Texas by the reinstated Texas Chronic Kidney Disease Taskforce.

She has been a force behind HB 2275 a $ 2 billion critical infrastructure bill addressing the power and water needs of vulnerable Texans. HB 2275 recently passed the house with 108 votes. She has supported and advocated for HB 4015 which creates the Rita Littlefield Resource Center. A one stop shop for education (patients and clinicians), clinical trials registry and patient support and much more.

She also spoke on the floor of the Senate in support of SB 1876 which prioritizes kidney patients.

She makes it her business to keep kidney patients throughout Texas at the forefront of the legislative process. Jones-Smith has often been heard saying, “Policy is how you change this nation.” As a people connector, with over 20 years of experience working in the c-suite of businesses, she has a reputation for opening the lines of communication between clients, organizations, and businesses. She leverages influence and experience to form strategic alliances.

Jones-Smith is the host of the popular 930 AM radio show and VLOG On the Record with Tiffany. She has recently signed a contract to bring OTR with Tiffany to The African American Network TV  (TAAN TV).  She uses her platform to explore healthcare topics, social issues and community heroes.

Jones-Smith was recently appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force. She also belongs to the We Work for Health Texas Coalition, Honor the Gift Campaign, SAAACAM, San Antonio Business Journal Leadership Trust, American Association of Kidney Patients, and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

She holds a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard Business School Online along with a BA in Journalism and Foreign Service from Baylor University and a certificate in Italian studies from L’Universita per Stranieri, in Perugia, Italy. Tiffany attended high school at Mary Mount International School in Rome, Italy.

Tiffany is an entrepreneur, journalist, and healthcare advocate.  According to Smith, “The United States has a broken healthcare system. We need a system with compensation models that are outcomes based.”

She strives to close the gap in healthcare disparities by addressing obesity, diabetes, hypertension and social determinants of health. She believes an ideal system would be data driven with emphasis on positive patient outcomes. She believes prevention and early disease detection are essential first steps to creating a healthy community.  There are 140 million Americans living below the poverty line, addressing healthcare outcomes is her priority.

Account Maintenance | Business Management

Extensive experience in chronic kidney disease early detection, education, and legislative initiatives. Worked effectively with coalitions to initiate federal and state kidney friendly policy like the recently passed Immuno- Suppressant Act.

Expertise in campaign development, business writing and fundraising execution. Prolific knowledge of nonprofit fundraising industry standards and requirements. Donor acquisition, retention and management spanning the non-profit field. Record of improving productivity and efficiency through donor acquisition and retention. Outstanding communication skills with the ability to command an audience.

Core Competencies

Magazine Articles | Blog Posts | Proposals Fundraising Campaigns | B to B Advertisements | Strategic Planning Process Improvement | Asset Management | Donor Retention | High-Level Account Maintenance | Business Management

Education

Harvard Business School Online  | February 2020 | Cambridge, MA

  • Leadership Credential

Baylor University | December 1995 | Waco, Texas

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Service

L’Universita Per Stranieri | June 1990 | Perugia, Italy

  • Certificato Per L’Italiano (Certificate of fluency in the Italian Language)

Marymount International School | June 1989 | Rome, Italy

Appointee

Texas Chronic Kidney Disease Taskforce

Appointed by Governor Greg Abbott 2020

RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND MANUSCRIPTS

White Paper Chronic Kidney Disease Recommendations

Diagnosis, Education and care of patients with APOL1-Associated Nephropathy: A Delphi Consensus and Systemic Review

Kidney Advocacy

 Kidney Precision Medicine Project – Patient Advocate January 2018

 Stakeholder Perspectives on APOL1 Genetic Testing March 2018

Experience

Chief Executive Officer

Texas Kidney Foundation | San Antonio, Texas | 2017 – Present

The CEO for Texas Kidney Foundation is responsible for:

  • Communicating, on behalf of Texas Kidney Foundation, with shareholders, government entities, and the public
  • Leading the development of TKF’s short- and long-term strategy
  • Implementing strategic policy changes with community partners
  • Implement a statewide plan to identify kidney disease in high risk populations
  • Slow the progression of the disease in the identified population
  • Educate the Texas population about chronic kidney diseases
  • Creating and implementing TKF’s vision and mission
  • Evaluating the work of the executive leaders within the company
  • Maintaining awareness of CKD information on a state and national level, shaping expansion opportunities, research developments, etc.
  • Ensuring that TKF maintains high social responsibility wherever it does business
  • Assessing risks to the company and ensuring they are monitored and minimized
  • Setting strategic goals and making sure they are measurable and describable

Chief Executive Officer

Dynamic Life Press (DLP) | San Antonio, Texas | 2014 – Present

The CEO for Dynamic Life Press is responsible for:

  • Establishing sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with clients, organizations and agencies
  • Managing digital marketing campaigns
  • All aspects of books and articles that are being developed for the brand
  • Utilizing AdWords and Google Analytics to create trending timely content for blogs and web pages
  • Developing new markets
  • Setting and managing budgetary obligations. Maintaining the company’s mission while meeting financial objectives in a timely, efficient manner

On the Record with Tiffany Jones-Smith – Signature Program of DLP   

Radio Show Host

On the Record with Tiffany is a radio show and you tube podcast that disseminates hope by following health related scientific data while examining social issues of the day. The insightful programmatic themes highlight American heroes as they explore and dissect complicated public concerns. OTR with Tiffany airs every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. on 930 AM The Answer.  In the heart of Conservative Talk Radio OTR with Tiffany provides a balanced informative dialogue. 

Entrepreneur and Community Activist

Beaumont, TX, 2004 – 2014

A socially conscious entrepreneur contributing to my community in a personal and meaningful way through the daycare services that I provided to working- and middle-class families. Ms. Tiffany’s Childcare Service is the vehicle through which I transfer the skill set and values that I developed as a fundraiser at Baylor University and Rice University.

Community Activist

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Promote and operate affordable pre-school childcare service to working- and middle-class families
  • Mentor other local Childcare Providers regarding improving their curriculum and improving services
  • Organized grass roots campaign of local in-home daycare providers to change local city ordinances which would have caused over 300 children to be displaced from in-home daycare
    • Rallied local in-home daycare providers after the city hand delivered to each childcare home a letter stating that each provider would have to make $50,000 to $100,000 or more in improvements to their homes in order to care for children
    • Orchestrated and led strategy meetings
    • Created Press opportunities in print, radio and television media
    • Developed and drafted communication packets
    • Conducted interviews with the local press and directed the media message that was ultimately presented regarding our cause
    • Crafted email’s and press releases that were delivered to state representatives, senators and eventually the Governor’s Office
    • Organized and ran email and telephone campaign to local and state officials, including the city mayor, city council members, city officials, the office of State Senator Tommy Law, and Senator Ted Cruz and varies state and city government officials
    • Served as the local spokesperson on behalf of local in-home daycare providers with the City of Beaumont, The Fire Department, the Mayor’s Office and the members of the City Council
    • Created and executed a “Public Goodwill email Campaign” to the City of Beaumont and its Fire Department in response to the tragic Houston house fire involving an in-home daycare. I highlighted the historical record of our community’s providers and the state regulations that already govern providers.

Associate Director, Annual Giving

Houston, TX, 2000 – 2004

  • Responsible for donor acquisition, the donor acquisition process and raising over $3,000,000 annually
  • Wrote fundraising scripts for donor acquisition via telephone solicitation
  • Composed direct mail pieces for the donor acquisition program
  • Fact-checking, copyediting, and proof-reading material related to the Annual Gifts Campaign
  • Increased annual donations through the call center by 23%
  • Managed and evaluated two full time professional staff members
  • Recruited, hired and managed over 40 part-time staff members for the purpose of donor acquisition
  • Helped employees maximize productivity by setting performance standards, evaluating performance, established programmatic goals and objectives and tracked productivity
  • Helped to find, facilitate and cultivate major donor relationships and acquisition

Parent Program

  • Conducted donor acquisition program with intimate fundraiser events with 25 to 75 guests while adhering to a very strict budget
  • Cultivated relationships with committee members which consistently resulted in over $1,000,000 in annual gifts and often facilitated major donor acquisitions and relationships
  • Established programmatic goals and objectives and tracked productivity
  • Wrote material related to the parent donor acquisitions and fundraising campaign
  • Fact-checking, copyediting, and proof-reading material being published for the annual Parent Program fundraising effort
  • Wrote fundraising scripts to be used by parent volunteers for donor acquisition and solicitation purposes
  • Wrote fundraising scripts to be used by Call Center staff for solicitation purposes
  • Wrote direct mail pieces for donor acquisition program
  • Assisted parent volunteer leadership in crafting letters that went out to all parents associated with the university
  • Recruited and trained 20+ parent volunteers
  • Hand selected the Parent Program Committee

Faculty and Staff Fundraising Campaign

  • Directed the faculty and staff donor acquisition and yearly fundraising campaign
  • Wrote all material related to the faculty and staff fundraising campaign
  • Fact-checking, copyediting, and proof-reading material being published for the Annual Faculty and Staff fundraising campaign
  • Wrote fundraising scripts for Call Center staff for donor acquisition and solicitation
  • Wrote direct mail pieces for the donor acquisition program
  • Worked closely with the President’s Office to make sure that the copy reflected the Presidents objectives
  • Provided leadership, direction, and strategic planning for the donor acquisition campaign

Call Center Manager

Waco, TX, 1997 – 2000

  • Created a telemarketing-based fundraising and donor acquisition program
  • Fact-checking, copyediting, and proof-reading material being published by the Office of Development
  • Wrote fundraising scripts and direct mail pieces for the donor acquisition program
  • Determined and wrote the policies, procedures governing the program
  • Developed and implemented evaluation systems for the call center and our employees
  • Developed scripts that were used for solicitations and donor acquisition
  • Established measurable objectives and increased productivity in donor acquisition
  • In three years increased the call center yearly revenue from $70,000 in pledges and donations to over $1,000,000 in yearly pledges and donations
  • Recruited, hired and managed 25 part-time employees for donor acquisition and solicitation

Assistant Editor RDH Magazine

Waco, TX, 1993 – 1997

  • Responsibilities included but were not limited to:
  • Writing regular articles as assigned by editor
  • Fact-checking, copyediting, and proof reading
  • Writing lively headlines, captions and cover lines
  • Researching/keeping up to date with developments in the field to identify newsworthy articles and topics
  • Survey daily news feeds to determine noteworthy briefs in the specialty for possible article follow-up
  • Conducting additional interviews as needed
  • Research and identify appropriate free/low cost artwork to enhance articles

Assistant Editor, Employee Assistance Magazine

  • Responsibilities included but were not limited to:
  • Writing regular articles as assigned by editor
  • Fact-checking, copyediting, and proof reading
  • Writing lively headlines, captions, callouts and cover lines
  • Cover relevant meetings
  • Research and identify appropriate free/low cost artwork to enhance articles

Assistant Editor, Dental Assistance Newsletter

  • Responsibilities included but were not limited to:
  • Writing regular articles as assigned by editor
  • Fact-checking, copyediting, and proof reading
  • Writing lively headlines, captions, callouts and cover lines
  • Survey daily news feeds to determine noteworthy briefs in the specialty for possible article follow-up
  • Cover relevant meetings

Interests

I take great pleasure in working for causes that I find important. I see myself as using my unique pedigree to perpetuate positive change in the earth. I have a passion for education that is evident in every aspect of my life.  I enjoy Italian life and culture. I take every opportunity that presents itself to speak the language.  I am an advocate of adoption; both of my daughters are a product of this process.  I enjoy writing, reading, exercise, cooking and healthy living in general. I am a student of the human experience.