NKF Leadership

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.

2020 Board of Directors

John T. Gerzema
John Gerzema
NKF Chair
CEO
Harris Insights & Analytics
New York, NY
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Anthony Tuggle
NKF Chair-Elect
VP- Mobility Sales and Service
AT&T Vice President of Sales
Atlanta, GA
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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
Partner
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
President
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
Founder
MAC Energy Advisors, LLC
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Stephen Pastan, MD
Stephen Pastan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Emory Transplant Center
Atlanta, GA
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Paul Palevsky, MD
Paul Palevsky, MD
President-Elect
Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief Renal Section, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
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Stephanie Stewart, LICSW, MBA
Stephanie Stewart, LICSW, MBA
Operations Administrator
Mayo Clinic
Mankato, MN
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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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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, MCHES
Jennifer 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, CPA
Andrew Gordon, CPA
Vice President, Finance and Controller
Julie Kimbrough
Vice President, Marketing, Communications/Public Affairs
Jacob Lane
Vice President, Information Technology
Katarina Madej
Vice President, Digital Marketing
Jennifer Martin
Jennifer Martin
Vice President, Program Development

Field Leadership

Susan Ketron
Regional Vice President, Resource Development
Denise Andersen
Regional Vice President, Northeast
Brenita Brooks
Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic