New England

Local Staff

General Information: nkfmarinhvt@kidney.org

Andrea Savisky RN, CNN
Division Program Director
Andrea was born and raised on the South Shore of Massachusetts and continues to live in that area. She worked as a hemodialysis nurse in both chronic and acute care for over 15 years and enjoys sharing her wealth of information and experience with kidney disease patients and their families. She earned her certification in nephrology nursing in 1995.

Natalie Jonsson
Program Coordinator
Natalie joined the National Kidney Foundation Serving New England in October 2013. She organizes NKF programs that include kidney health screenings, volunteer management, public awareness, prevention and education campaigns, and workplace wellness.

Judi Sem
IT Coordinator
Judi joined the organization as temporary help for the post walk activities in 2007. In September of 2008 she became permanent part-time IT Coordinator. She is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in Business Management. For the previous six years she worked for a construction company handling accounts receivables and payables.

Board of Directors

Mark Fraser
Chairman, Board of Directors
Director
TIAA-CREFF

Michael Somers, MD
Chairman, Medical Advisory Board
Children's Hospital Boston
Director of Clinical Services

Joseph Antonelli
CEO & President
Antonelli Professional Resources

Melissa Fish-Crane
Principle and Chief Operating Officer
Peabody Properties

Mike LaPierre
President
Ml Fence Co LLC

Alex Wayman
Managing Director
Estabrook Advisors

Medical Advisory Committee

Adam Segal, MD
Nephrologist
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Avi Traum, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist
Mass General Hospital

Brad Denker, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Nephrologist
BI Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Vanguard Medical

David Briscoe, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Director, Pediatric Research
Children's Hospital Boston

David Mount, MD
Nephrologist
Brigham and Women's Hospital

David Salant, MD
Chief, Renal Division
Boston Medical Center

Ian R. Rifkin M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University
Nephrologist
Boston Medical Center

Jeffrey Stoff, MD
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
UMass Medical School
Chief, Renal Medicine
UMass Memorial Health Care

Joseph Bonventre, MD, Ph.D
Chief Renal Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Julie Barboza, MSN, GNP-BC
Harvard Vanguard Medical's Complex Chronic Care

Julie Ingelfinger, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist, MassGeneral Hospital for Children at MGH
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Kevin Tucker, MD
In-coming Chair, MAC
Nephrologist
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Konstantin Abromov, MD
Nephrologist
UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of MA Medical School

Lance Dworkin, MD
Director of Renal Division,
RI Hospital
University Medical Foundation

Lou Brenner, MD
Nephrologist
Brigham and Woman's Hospital

M. Bernadette del Rosario, MD
UMASS Memorial Health Care Director of Home Therapies Assistant Professor of Medicine
UMass Medical School

Mawya Shocair, MD
Nephrologist
Medical Director
American Renal Associates

Melanie Hoenig, MD
Recording Secretary, MAC
Joslin Diabetes Center/ BI Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Michael Somers, MD
Chair, MAC
Director, Clinical Services
Division of Nephrology
Children's Hospital Boston

Robert Brown, MD
Clinical Chief, Renal Unit
BI Deaconess Medical Center

Robert Cohen, MD
BI Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School

Ronald Perrone, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant
Tufts Medical Center

Salah Reyad, MD
Medical Director
Norwood Dialysis

Scott Gilbert, MD
Nephrologist
Tufts Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

Steward Lecker, MD
Nephrologist
BI Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Theodore Steinman, MD
BI Deaconess Medical Center
Clinical Professor, Medicine,
Harvard Medical School