Local Staff

Local Officers & Staff

Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors works to ensure the long term success of NKF in its capacity to meet its mission. Members serve as an ambassador to the organization and its goals.

Paul Bloser

Marilynn Garbarino
13WHAM-Television

Ashok Gupta
Planet GPA

Chris Karelus
DDS Engineers LLP

Randeep Kashyap, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital

Shea Kolar, Esq
Univera Healthcare

Scott Liebman, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry

AnnMarie Link
Harte Hanks

Rebeca Monk, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry

Michael Namorato
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Medical Advisory Committee

Provides leadership and oversight for all local patient and professional programs.

Kiran Kandukurti, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Chautauqua WCA, Brooks Memorial Hospital

Peggy Murray, NP
University of Rochester Medical Center

Jagmeet Singh, MD
Guthrie Sayre

Sharon Stall
Renal Dietician

John E. Tomaszewski, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University at Buffalo

Staff Members

Ellen Scalzo, Executive Director
ellen.scalzo@kidney.org

Elissa Rowley, Program Manager
elissa.rowley@kidney.org