Daronta L. Briggs is the Founder & CEO of Veterans Transplantation Association. He is combat veteran and kidney transplant recipient. He serves as an Ambassador for American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), Ambassador for United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Ambassador for Donate Life Maryland, Patient Advisory Committee (PAC), Protecting Access to Pain Relief (PAPR) and Ambassador for Living Legacy Foundation (LLF) Maryland. As a kidney patient advocate, Daronta volunteers his time throughout the country sharing his story and educating, empowering, and encouraging transplant candidates and recipients on kidney health, self-care while on dialysis and post-transplant organ care.
Daronta received Living Legacy Foundation, volunteer of the year award from 2014-2017 for in addition, he volunteers at Washington DC Veterans Medical Center, Renal Unit. Currently, he is working on establishing The Peer Mentoring Specialist Program at Washington DC Veterans Medical Center. The program will provide mentoring from pre-dialysis to post transplant veteran patients coupled with being a member of Team Maryland Transplant Team. Daronta represented Team USA in four Transplant Games of America and the World Games in Malaga, Spain.
Daronta retired after twenty years of service with Virginia Department of Corrections. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement at Saint Leo University. He is an activist for veteran’s healthcare inequality