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 Science Officer
Anthony Gucciardo Anthony Gucciardo
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Karin Buchholz Karin Buchholz
Senior Vice President, Development
Kathryn PucciKathryn Pucci
Senior Vice President of Education and Programs

Dolores Machuca-Ruiz
Senior Vice President for Marketing

Stephanie Cogan
Vice President, Corporate Relations

Kelli Collins
Vice President, Patient Engagement

James Echikson
Vice President, Corporate Development

Jessica Joseph

Jessica Joseph
Vice President, Scientific Activities

Jacob Lane
Vice President for Information Technology

Susan Ketron
Vice President, Organizational Capacity Development

Julie Kimbrough
Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Krystn Kuckelman
Vice President, Event Development

Jennifer MartinJennifer Martin
Vice President for Constituent Services
Troy Zimmerman Troy Zimmerman
Vice President for Government Relations

Field Leadership

Denise Andersen
Regional Vice President, NKF Serving the Northeast

Brenita Brooks
Regional Vice President, NKF Serving OH, DC, VA and KY

Maureen Stone
Regional Vice President, NKF Serving Texas and the Southeast

Chad Iseman Chad Iseman
Regional Vice President, NKF Serving Central

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.


Art Pasquarella, CRE Art Pasquarella, CRE
NKF Chairman
Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.
Michael J. Choi, MD Michael J. Choi, MD
NKF President
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jeffrey S. Berns, MD Jeffrey S. Berns, MD
NKF Immediate Past President
Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Michael J. Stevenson, CPA Michael J. Stevenson, CPA
NKF Secretary
Clarus Partners
Thomas P. Cassese Thomas P. Cassese
Director of Business Development
Eriez Manufacturing
Matthew Cooper, MD Matthew Cooper, MD
Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute
Professor of Surgery
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Joseph Cosgrove Joseph Cosgrove
Chairman, President & CEO
Pentec Health
Jim Elkin Jim Elkin
Chester Fox Chester Fox
Network Director - UNYNET
University at Buffalo
John T. Gerzema John T. Gerzema
Chairman & CEO
BAV Consulting
Brennan Hart, Esq Brennan Hart, Esq
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
Tom Hough Tom Hough
Kailesh Karavadra Kailesh Karavadra
Managing Partner
Ernst & Young San Jose
Charles Modlin, MD, MBA Charles Modlin, MD, MBA
Kidney Transplant Surgeon and Urologist
Cleveland Clinic Minority Men's Health Center
Jummy Olabanji Jummy Olabanji
ABC 7/News Channel 8
Stephen Pastan, MD Stephen Pastan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory Transplant Center
Gregory W. Scott Gregory W. Scott
President, Winfield Management
Michael W. Sexton Michael W. Sexton
Piedmont Bushings & Insulators, LLC
Stephanie Stewart, LICSW, MBA Stephanie Stewart, LICSW, MBA
Operations Administrator
Mayo Clinic
Anthony Tuggle Anthony Tuggle
VP- Mobility Sales and Service
Bradley Warady, MD Bradley Warady, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist
Children's Mercy Kansas City