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 and Administrative Officer
Sharon Albert, PhD Sharon Albert, PhD
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Jill Evenocheck Jill Evenocheck
Senior Vice President, Field Services
Anthony Gucciardo Anthony Gucciardo
Senior Vice President for Program Development & Innovation
Kerry Willis, PhD Kerry Willis, PhD
Chief Science Officer

Eric Albrecht
Vice President for Events Development & Sports Marketing

Donna Giannone
Vice President for Human Resources

Jacob Lane
Vice President for Information Technology

Kerry Willis, PhDJennifer Martin
Vice President for Constituent Services
Troy Zimmerman Troy Zimmerman
Vice President for Government Relations

Field Leadership

Marie Collins Marie Collins
Division President, NKF Serving Texas
Nicole Friedland Nicole Friedland
Division President, NKF Serving the West
Patti Gold Patti Gold
Division President, NKF Serving OH, KY, East and Middle TN
Chad Iseman Chad Iseman
Division President, NKF Serving South Central
Gary Renville Gary Renville
Division President, NKF Serving the Southeast
Joanne Spink Joanne Spink
Division President, NKF Serving PA, DE, and Upstate NY

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.


Gregory W. Scott Gregory W. Scott
NKF Chairman
President, Winfield Management
Art Pasquarella, CRE Art Pasquarella, CRE
NKF Chairman-Elect
Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.
Ed Walter Ed Walter
NKF Immediate Past Chairman
President & CEO, Host Hotels & Resorts
Jeffrey S. Berns, MD Jeffrey S. Berns, MD
NKF President
Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Michael J. Choi, MD Michael J. Choi, MD
NKF President-Elect
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Beth Piraino, MD Beth Piraino, MD
NKF Immediate Past President
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
William G. Dessoffy, CFA William G. Dessoffy, CFA
NKF Secretary
Regional Managing Director
First Republic Bank
George L. Bakris, MD George L. Bakris, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

James G. Carlson

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
Paul Crawford, MD Paul Crawford, MD

Jane S. Davis, CRNP, DNP
University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Brian Dilsheimer Brian Dilsheimer
Brian Dilsheimer Associates
Jim Elkin Jim Elkin
Charles H. "Chip" Fendell Charles H. "Chip" Fendell
Thompson Coburn LLP
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
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Lucchese Inc.
Kailesh Karavadra Kailesh Karavadra
Managing Partner
Ernst & Young San Jose
Kevin Longino Kevin Longino
Jummy Olabanji Jummy Olabanji
ABC 7/News Channel 8
Stephen Pastan, MD Stephen Pastan, MD
Emory Transplant Center
Michael W. Sexton Michael W. Sexton
Piedmont Bushings & Insulators, LLC
Michael J. Stevenson, CPA Michael J. Stevenson, CPA
Clarus Partners