NKF Leadership

NKF Leadership Team

Kevin Longino Kevin Longino
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Vassalotti, MD Joseph Vassalotti, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Petros Gregoriou Petros Gregoriou, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Kerry Willis, PhD Kerry Willis, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer

Dolores Machuca-Ruiz
Chief Marketing Officer

Anthony Gucciardo Anthony Gucciardo
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Jessica Joseph

Jessica Joseph
Senior Vice President, Scientific Operations

Sharon Pearce
Senior Vice President, Government Relations

Jennifer St. Clair Russell, PhD, MSEd, MCHESJennifer St. Clair Russell, PhD, MSEd, MCHES
Senior Vice President, Education and Programs

Maureen Stone
Senior Vice President, Development

Jennifer Ching
Vice President, Human Resources

Stephanie Cogan
Vice President, Corporate Relations

James Echikson
Vice President, Corporate Development

Andrew Gordon
Vice President, Finance and Controller

Susan Ketron
Vice President, Organizational Capacity Development

Julie Kimbrough
Vice President, Communications and Marketing/Public Affairs

Jacob Lane
Vice President, Information Technology

Katarina Madej
Vice President, Digital Marketing

Jennifer MartinJennifer Martin
Vice President, Program Development
Troy Zimmerman Troy Zimmerman
Vice President, Government Relations

Field Leadership

Denise Andersen
Regional Vice President, Northeast

Brenita Brooks
Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic

Chad Iseman Chad Iseman
Regional Vice President, Central and Pacific Northwest

Board of Directors

The NKF Board of Directors consists of nephrologists, other kidney health care team members, civic leaders with diverse business expertise and people affected by kidney disease. The Board meets three times per year and is charged with fiduciary, fund raising and governance responsibilities for the Foundation. Board members serve a term of three years and may be elected for a second term.


John T. Gerzema John Gerzema
NKF Chair
Harris Insights & Analytics
New York, NY

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Holly Mattix-Kramer Holly Kramer, M.D., MPH
NKF President
Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Loyola University Chicago
Maywood, IL

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Art Pasquarella, CRE Art P. Pasquarella, CRE®
NKF Immediate Past Chair
Principal and Chief Operating Officer
Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.
Gwynedd Valley, PA

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Michael J. Choi, MD Michael J. Choi, MD
NKF Immediate Past President
Division Director of the Nephrology and Hypertension Division.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

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Michael J. Stevenson, CPA Michael J. Stevenson, CPA, CFE, CFF, ABV
NKF Secretary
Clarus Partners
Columbus, OH

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Manish Agarwal Manish Agarwal
President and COO
Attain LLC
Vice Chair, Board of Directors

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Thomas P. Cassese Thomas P. Cassese
Vice President
Hydrowflow Barnes Division
Chapin, SC

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Matthew Cooper, MD Matthew Cooper, MD
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute
Professor of Surgery
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC

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Joseph Cosgrove Joseph Cosgrove
Chairman, President & CEO
Pentec Health, Inc.
Glen Mills, PA

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Jennifer DaSilva Jennifer DaSilva
Berlin Cameron
New York, NY

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Anne Davidson Barr Anne Davidson Barr

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Tom Hough Tom Hough
Dallas, TX

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Kailesh Karavadra Kailesh Karavadra
Managing Principal
Ernst & Young LLP
San Jose, CA

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Sam Marchio Sam Marchio
Regional Vice President, Federal Affairs, Head of Congressional Affairs
Anthem, Inc
Washington, DC

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Tracy McKibben Tracy McKibben

MAC Energy Advisors, LLC
Stephen Pastan, MD Stephen Pastan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory Transplant Center
Atlanta, GA

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Paul Palevsky, MD Paul Palevsky, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief Renal Section, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Stephanie Stewart, LICSW, MBA Stephanie Stewart, LICSW, MBA
Operations Administrator
Mayo Clinic
Mankato, MN

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Anthony Tuggle Anthony Tuggle
VP- Mobility Sales and Service
AT&T Vice President of Sales
Atlanta, GA

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Bradley Warady, MD Bradley A. Warady, MD
Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Director, Dialysis and Transplantation
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Professor of Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO

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