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  • 2020/2021 NKF Serving Maryland and Delaware
    Advisory Board of Directors

    Lauren Asghari*
    Founder and Managing Director
    Alderson Loop LLC
    Meredith A. Atkinson, MD, MHS
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Gretchen Berlin, RN
    McKinsey & Company
    Josie Colon, Vice President and Senior Manager of Sales Enablement
    Individual Investors Client Development at T Rowe Price
    Kimberly M. Lumpkin's, M.D., FACS, FRCS
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery & Urology
    Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
    Doug Comer
    T. Rowe Price
    Head of Client Development
    Deidre C. Crews, MD, SCM
    Johns Hopkins University
    School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Medicine/Nephrologist
    Jon S. Wilkins, Esq.
    Managing Director Federal Communications Commission
    Paul A. Grill*, MBA
    Chairman
    Management Consultant
    Nelson Amos, Lead Patient Consultant
    NxStage Medical, Inc.
    NKFMDDE Advisory Board Patient Advocate
    George Kilbourne*
    Clinical Specialist
    Genentech
    Silke Niederhaus, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    University of Maryland Medical Center
    Pat Kemerley-Stricklin, MSN, CNP
    Vice President of Transplant
    University of Maryland Medical Center
    Greg Miller*, MBA
    Vice Chairman
    Tisha Guthrie, Social Worker and
    Group Fitness & Wellness Professional with LifeBridge

    NKFMDDE Advisory Board Patient Advocate
    Nabil Sheikh*
    Secretary
    OmegaCor Technologies
    President
    Christopher Simon*, LCSW-C
    Chair, Patient & Community Service Committee
    Independent Dialysis Foundation-Parkview Social Worker
    Sumeska (Su) Thavarajah*, M.D.
    Chair, Medical Advisory Board
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Nephrology
    Swami Swaminathan
    Chief Information Officer
    SBA Certified 8(a) & HUBZone
    Joshua Zaritsky, MD, PhD
    Division Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics
    Nemours/DuPont Hospital for Children
    (* denotes Executive Committee Member)

    NKFMDDE Staff

    Patricia A. Dash
    Executive Director
    Kristy-An Ferracci
    Living Kidney Donor
    Community Outreach Assistant
    Nicole Scharf
    Living Kidney Donor
    Associate Executive Director
    The Eastern Shore of Maryland & Delaware
    Alexandria Chalmers
    Development Director
    Kristin Brooks
    Development Director

    2020/2021 Medical Advisory Board

    Sumeska (Su) Thavarajah, MD,
    Chair of the Medical Advisory Board
    Assistant Professor of Medicine – Division of Nephrology
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Cente
    Bernard G. Jaar, MD, MPH
    Immediate Past Chair Nephrologist
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital – Nephrology
    Jeremy R. Yospin, MD
    Meadow Kidney Care
    Serena M. Bagnasco, MD
    Associate Professor of Pathology
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Mary T. (Tessie) Behrens, MD
    Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates, PA
    Tammy M. Brady, MD, MHS
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Division of Pediatric Nephrology
    Rochelle Cunningham, MD
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Division of Nephrology
    Terry Watnick, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine,
    Division of Nephrology
    Johns Hopkins Polycystic Kidney Disease Research
    Duvuru Geetha, MD
    Medical Director
    Peritoneal Dialysis at Davita JB Zachary and Davita White Square
    Assistant Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Adline Ghazi, MD
    Director, Diabetes Care Program
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
    Raquel Greer, MD
    Co-Director, Clinical Epidemiology Curriculum, School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins Medicine – Green Spring Station
    Cele Johnson, RN
    Retired
    Edward S. Kraus, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Division of Nephrology
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    William Rayfield, II, MD
    Physician Medical Chart Review
    Chart Analyst, LLC
    Independent Contractor for Faircode Associates, LLC
    Matthew R. Weir, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Division of Nephrology
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Christopher Simon, LCSW
    Social Worker
    Independent Dialysis Foundation
    Parkview Cente
    Sharon Turban, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Division of Nephrology
    Sami Alasfar, MBBS, MD
    Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Director, Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program
    Assistant Professor of Medicine