Local Staff

Donna NickersonDonna 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 SenatStacey Senat
Program Manager
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

Steve AlvarezSteve Alvarez
Development Manager
Steve joined the National Kidney Foundation in March of 2016. He is coming to NKF New England after having managed fundraising efforts for Save The Children, World Vision, CARE, and Plan International. These efforts included various campaigns throughout the United States and Canada. At NKF Steve will spearhead efforts to develop and execute new fundraising efforts while helping existing ones grow. Steve attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York but also traveled extensively throughout his college career, including completing semesters in Argentina, Ecuador, and Mexico, and living in Bolivia for an extended period of time.
Steven.Alvarez@kidney.org   (508) 907-6030 X330

Judi SemJudi Sem
Donor Records & Office Coordinator
Judi joined the organization as temporary help for the post walk activities in 2007. In September of 2008 she became permanent part-time IT Coordinator. She is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in Business Management. For the previous six years she worked for a construction company handling accounts receivables and payables.
Judi.Sem@kidney.org   (508) 907-6030 x334

 

Board of Advisors

Mark Fraser
Chairman, Board of Advisors
Director
TIAA-CREFF

J. Kevin Tucker, MD
Chairman, Medical Advisory Board
Brigham and Woman’s Faulkner Hospital
Chief of Nephrology

Joseph Antonelli
CEO & President
Antonelli Professional Resources

Mike LaPierre
President
Ml Fence Co LLC

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

Patrick Tracey
Senior Vice President & Legal Counsel
Santander Bank, N.A.

Alex Wayman
Managing Director
Estabrook Advisors
 

Medical Advisory Committee

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Boston, MA

Brad Denker, MD
Clinical Chief, Division of Nephrology
Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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

Melanie Hoenig, MD
Recording Secretary, MAB
Nephrologist
Assistant Professor, 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
Nephrologist
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Nephrology, Boston University School of Medicine

Brigham & Women's Hospital- Boston, MA

Kevin Tucker, MD
Chair, MAB
Nephrologist
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Joseph Bonventre, MD, Ph.D
Chief, Renal Division
Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School

Children's Hospital-Boston, MA

Michael Somers, MD
Immediate Past Chair

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

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Anton C Schoolwerth, MD
Nephrologist
Professor of Medicine

Joslin Diabetes Center

Sylvia Rosas, MD
Director, Latino Kidney Clinic

Mass General Hospital- Boston, MA

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

Nwamaka D. Eneanya, M.D., M.P.H.
Nephrologist

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

Newton Wellesley Hospital-Waltham, MA

Mawya Shocair, MD
Nephrologist
Medical Director, American Renal Associates

Norwood Dialysis 101-Norwood, MA

Salah Reyad, MD
Medical Director

Reliant Medical Group

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

Rhode Island Hospital-Providence, RI

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

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

Tufts - New England Medical Center - Boston, MA

Scott Gilbert, MD
Nephrologist
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

Konstantin Abramov, MD
Nephrologist
Assistant Professor, UMass Medical School

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

Jeffrey Stoff, MD
Chief, Renal Medicine, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Professor, Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, UMass Medical School

VA Medical Center-White River Junction

R. Brooks Robey, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Staff for Research, White River Junction VAMC