Local Staff

Donna Nickerson

Donna Nickerson
Executive Director
Donna joined the National Kidney Foundation in April 2017. She has over 25 years of medical education, medical communications, association management, medical device, medical conference management, fundraising and nonprofit experience. Donna has developed programs in women’s health, primary care, cardiology, and many other specialties. She has a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration.
Donna.Nickerson@kidney.org   508.907.6030 x331

Stacey Senat

Stacey Senat
Program Director
Stacey joined the National Kidney Foundation Serving New England in 2015. She has a MPH from Loma Linda University. She has extensive background in renal clinical research, public health curriculum design, program planning and program management. She oversees NKF's volunteer, community and professional education programs, including KEEP Healthy and Your Kidneys & You.
Stacey.Senat@kidney.org   508.907.6030 x333

Marsea McGonagle

Marsea McGonagle
Director, Development
Marsea joined the National Kidney Foundation in November 2019. She has over 10 years of experience working in non-profits creating event experiences and communications that generate awareness, giving, and engagement to support a powerful mission. She’s worked for various local and national non-profit organizations including the YMCA and Lahey Hospital and is passionate about serving the community. Marsea has a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. Marsea.McGonagle@kidney.org   508.907.6030 x336

Michael Harris

Michael Harris
Community Outreach Manager
Michael joined the National Kidney Foundation Serving New England in 2021. Michael started his nonprofit career working for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois focusing on providing free education and kidney disease prevention programming to vulnerable populations in the Chicagoland area. In his free time, Michael enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring the Boston area. He received his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from DePaul University.
Michael.Harris@kidney.org   508.907.6030 X330

Judi Sem

Judi Sem
Donor Records & Office Coordinator
Judi has been with NKF New England for over 10 years. She has a BA in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts. Judi handles all donor records, office coordination, accounts receivables and payables, mailings, and general inquiries. She also assists with all events and programs for the New England Region.
Judi.Sem@kidney.org   508.907.6030 x334


Board of Advisors

Joseph Carlucci, Chair

Renée Richardson Gosline
Assistant Professor of Marketing
MIT Sloan School of Management

Mohit Mathur, MD
Visterra, Inc.

Amit Sharma, MD

Mawya Shocair, MAB Chair
Partners Healthcare

Don Williamson, MD


Medical Advisory Committee

Baystate Medical Center – Springfield MA

Daniel Landry, DO

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Boston, MA

Robert Brown, MD
Associate Chief of Academic Affairs, Division of Nephrology
Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Christiane J. Ferran, MD, PhD
Lewis Thomas Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Theodore Steinman, MD
Senior Physician, Division of Nephrology
Clinical Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Boston Medical Center - Boston, MA

Jasvinder Bhatia, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University

David Salant, MD
Chief, Renal Division
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Lauren Stern, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Nephrology, Boston University School of Medicine

Brigham & Women's Hospital- Boston, MA

Kevin Tucker, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Anil K. Chandraker, MD
Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

BU School of Medicine

Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH
Chief, Nephrology, Professor of Medicine

Children's Hospital-Boston, MA

Michael Somers, MD
Director, Clinical Services, Division of Nephrology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

David Briscoe, MD
Director, Transplant Research Program and Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Deborah R. Stein, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist
Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Avram Traum, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist
Instructor in Pediatrics

Joslin Diabetes Center

Sylvia Rosas, MD
Director, Latino Kidney Clinic

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center — Burlington MA

Peter Soderland, MD

Adam Segal, MD

Mass General Hospital- Boston, MA

Julie Ingelfinger, MD
Pediatrician and Senior Consultant in Pediatric Nephrology
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Kassem Safa, MD
Transplant Nephrologist
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Newton Wellesley Hospital-Waltham, MA

Mawya Shocair, MD, Chair

Reliant Medical Group

Suzanne Martin, M.D.
Assistant Professor, UMass Medical School

Rhode Island Hospital-Providence, RI

Susie L. Hu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Jie Tang, M.D., M.Sc, MPH, FASN
Associate Professor

St Elizabeth Medical Center

Vaidyanathapuram Balakrishnan, MD

Tufts - New England Medical Center - Boston, MA

Scott Gilbert, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Ronald Perrone, MD
Associate Chief, Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

UMASS Memorial Medical Center-Worcester, MA

Matthew Niemi, MD

Konstantin Abramov, MD
Assistant Professor, UMass Medical School

M. Bernadette del Rosario, MD
Director, Home Dialysis Therapies for UMMHC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School