Local Staff

Barbara Ortiz
Executive Director

Marielle Van Thuyne
Director, Programs

Michelle Foster
Community Impact & Strategic Partnership Director

Kelly Antczak
Development Director

Jeana Hoffman
Development Manager

Emily Sztenderowicz
Program Coordinator


Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors for Eastern PA & NJ serves as a critical community champion of the National Kidney Foundation. Members of the Advisory Board share their gifts in service to our mission by providing our organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local or national resources, colleagues or peers; and their philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance.

Shetal Vyas

Ferring Pharmaceuticals
VP of Operations
Member Since 2019

Immediate Past Chair
Anthony F Naccarato, PE, SECB

O’Donnell & Naccarato
Member Since 2013

Jennifer Accumano
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Associate Director, Marketing
Member Since 2021

M. Joel Bolstein, Esq.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Member Since 2011

Amaka Eneanya, M.D.
Fresenius Medical Care
Head of Strategy & Operations -Global Medical Office
Member Since 2022

Salvatore DeAngelis
Philadelphia Phillies
Director, Operations/Security
Member Since 2015

Chuck Hurchalla
Evolution Energy Partners LLC
Member Since 2013

Ellie Kelepouris, M.D.
Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania
Professor, Department of Medicine
Member Since 1985

Jessica Kolansky, Esq.
Willig, Williams & Davidson
Member Since 2019

Joseph Mullen
Madison Apartment Group
Member Since 2009

Karthik Ranganna, M.D.,
University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Member Since 2022

Juliette Samson
Company: World Finer Foods
Title: CIO & VP of Supply Chain
Member Since 2022

Anju Yadav, M.D.
Jefferson University Health
Member Since 2019

Pooja Singh, M.D., MBA
Jefferson Transplant Institute
Enterprise Director, Transplantation Services
Member Since 2022


New Jersey Medical Advisory Board


Career Opportunities

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is currently hiring interns for Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the following areas:

  • Development/Special Events

QUALIFICATIONS: College student with a related major (Communication, Marketing, Journalism, English, etc.)
The NKF is looking for interns to help the Development Team with the planning of our special events - Kidney Walk(s), NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, Kidney Ball, etc. Responsibilities include securing in-kind donations, media relations, logistics management, fundraising, and more. Candidate must be detail-oriented, comfortable on the phone, responsible, and outgoing. Ideal candidate is an individual who wants to learn more about working at a major non-profit organization while gaining valuable communication skills. Experience in event planning and/or fundraising is a plus.
HOURS: Flexible, between 9am-4pm (12 to 16 hours per week unless specified otherwise by University requirements)
2-3 positions available for each semester: Spring, Summer, and Fall.
Our internships are unpaid, but are available for school credit where needed. Interns will work out of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey office in Old City, Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by public transportation.
For more information or if interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to nkfpanj@kidney.org.