Local Staff

Erin L. Tuladzieck, MS
Executive Director

Phone: (412) 261-4115 ext. 751
Fax: (412) 261-1405
Erin is responsible for leading the NKF’s local office, overseeing the development and programmatic efforts of the Foundation, working with the Board of Directors, cultivating and soliciting individual and major gifts and raising corporate and foundation support.

Program Team

Janice Miller
Transportation Coordinator

Phone: (412) 261-4115 ext. 756
Fax: (412) 261-1405
Janice is responsible for the Western Pennsylvania PA Renal Transportation Program.

Maggie Pratt
Senior Manager, Patient Services and Administration

Phone: (412) 261-4115 ext. 752
Fax: (412) 261-1405
Maggie is responsible for supporting the Division President and staff in the financial administration and day-to-day operations of the region as well as managing the Pennsylvania CRDP Transportation program.

Cherie Peters
Program Director

Phone: (412) 261-4115 ext. 759
Fax: (412) 261-1405
Cherie is responsible for the local implementation and delivery of the National Kidney Foundation’s signature programs to patients and those at risk for kidney disease. These programs include KEEP Healthy, Your Kidneys and You, and professional activities, including NKF’s Primary Care Initiative.

Joanne Mazzocca
Transportation Coordinator
Phone: (412) 261-4115 ext. 755
Fax: (412) 261-1405
Joanne is responsible for the Eastern Pennsylvania - PA Renal Transportation Program.

Development Team

Melissa McManus-Sidick, MBA
Development Director
Phone: (412) 261-4115 ext. 753
Fax: (412) 261-1405
Melissa is responsible for leading the development team while overseeing all of the local fundraising and other development initiatives. These fundraising events include the Pittsburgh Kidney Walk, Kidney Gift of Life Gala, Corporate Monopoly Tournament, and NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic. Melissa works primarily with the Board of Directors and major corporations to gain support for the foundation.

Kelley George
Development Manager

Phone: (412) 261-4115 ext. 754
Fax: (412) 261-1405
Kelley is responsible for the planning and execution of all development event logistics while multi-tasking between various administrative and support tasks. Kelley also serves as the lead on working with the Young Professionals Committee, management of interns, and social networking/marketing.

NKFALL Board of Directors – 2018-2019

Tom Ali, Chairman
Rose Hoover, Vice Chairman
Matt Rhenish, Secretary
David Vanella, Past Chairman
Travis Brannon
Barbara Clark, MD
Elliot Dinkin
Dan Greenfield
Sundaram Hariharan, MD
P. Brennan Hart, Esq.
Kevin Heher
Mike Kovalcik
Natalia Kujdych
Sandeep Sharma, MD
James Sullivan

Honorary Board

Leroy Ball
William Hartz
Philip Petraglia
Beth M. Piraino, MD
Michael Sullivan

Medical Advisory Board

Khaled Nashar, MD, FNKF — Chair
Hala Alshayeb, MD, FNKF
Sanjeev Anand, MD, FNKF
David Brooker, MD
Barbara Clark, MD, FNKF
Shirley Dopson, DO, FNKF
Philip Galapon, MD, FAAFP
Chris Gisler, MD
David Levenson, MD, FNKF
Michael Moritz, MD
Nimish Naik, MD, FNKF
Paul Palevsky, MD, FNKF
Nirav Patel, MD
Beth Marie Piraino, MD, FNKF
Sandeep Sharma, MD
Cynthia Smith, DNP, CNN-NP, FNP-BC, APRN, FNKF
Roderick Tan, MD, PhD
Amit Tevar, MD
Randy Zelen, MD


Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of over 6,000 people a year affected by kidney disease? Do you possess excellent communication skills? Are you self-motivated, outgoing, organized, detail-oriented, and have an interest in working in nonprofit?

…if you fit the bill, we would love to hear from you!

Contact info@kidneyall.org for more information!

Volunteers are our KEYS to SUCCESS! The NKFALL is always looking for volunteers to help with community outreach, special events, and administrative support. If you'd like to hear more about how you can help today, please contact the NKFALL at (412) 261-4115 ext.19.