Dwight Odland.

Dwight Odland

Treasurer and Patient Advocate

Recently retired after a 30 year career in the Space Industry. Dwight brings extensive experience to Santa Barbara Nutrients in Business Development, Management, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Information Technology.

He led new business capture strategy, taught classes on winning government proposals, and managed a staff of proposal managers across the country. He served two terms (6 years) on the Board of the PKD Foundation, a time of growth in research, staff professionalism, and advocacy success. He also served as a Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley in Canoga Park from 2003-2013, a period in which the Club grew by a factor of 10.

Dwight has PKD. He became involved with the PKD Foundation in 2005 as Chapter Coordinator for Los Angeles. He later helped establish new chapters in Orange County and the Inland Empire, and served as Coordinator for the Los Angeles Walk for PKD. Among many patient advocacy activities over the years, Dwight co-led the patient cohort, and was a final paper co-author, for the 2014 KDIGO International Conference on PKD.

Dwight earned his B.S. in Business Administration & Finance, Cum Laude from California State University, Northridge.