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  • 2021/2022 NKF Serving Maryland and Delaware
    Advisory Board of Directors

    Nelson Amos, Lead Patient Consultant
    NxStage Medical, Inc.
    NKFMDDE Advisory Board Patient Advocate
    Larry Abramson
    President
    Strategic Healthcare Advisors
    Cozumel Pruette, MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Nephrology, Clinical Medical Director
    Prayus Tailor, MD
    Nephrologist
    Nephrology Associates
    Co-Chair Delaware Leadership Committee
    Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM, FASN, MACP
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
    Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
    Director, Doctoral Diversity Program
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Sumeska (Su) Thavarajah*, M.D.
    Immediate Past Chair, Medical Advisory Board
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Nephrology
    Tisha Guthrie, Social Worker and
    Group Fitness & Wellness Professional with LifeBridge

    NKFMDDE Advisory Board Patient Advocate
    Jon S. Wilkins, Esq.
    Managing Director Federal Communications Commission
    Joshua Zaritsky, MD, PhD
    Pediatric Nephrologist
    Co-Chair Delaware Leadership Committee
    George Kilbourne
    Renal Hospital Specialist
    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals
    Kimberly M. Lumpkin's, M.D., FACS, FRCS
    University of Maryland Children's Hospital
    Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery & Surgeon-in-Chief of the University of Maryland Children's Hospital
    Greg Miller, MBA, CFA
    Past Chairman
    Consultant, Board Advisor, Investor
    Silke Niederhaus, M.D.
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    University of Maryland Medical Center
    Nabil Sheikh*
    Secretary
    OmegaCor Technologies
    President
    Christopher Simon*, LCSW-C
    Chair, Patient & Community Service Committee
    Independent Dialysis Foundation-Parkview Social Worker
    Swami Swaminathan
    Chairman
    Chief Information Officer
    Reli Group, Inc.
    (* denotes Executive Committee Member)

    NKFMDDE Staff

    Kristin Brooks
    Development Director
    Sandy Boesenberg
    Office Manager
    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
    Lauren Brown
    Community Outreach Manager

    2021/2022 Medical Advisory Board

    Joshua King, MD University of Maryland Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Specialties: Medical Toxicology & Nephrology
    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
    Dr. Eric Brown, MD
    Chair, Medical Advisory Board
    Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates, P.A.
    Rochelle Cunningham, MD
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Division of Nephrology
    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
    Wardi Donnelly
    Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Administrative Director, TAP
    Bernard G. Jaar, MD, MPH
    Immediate Past Chair Nephrologist
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital – Nephrology
    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
    Christopher Simon, LCSW
    Social Worker
    Independent Dialysis Foundation
    Parkview Cente
    Sumeska (Su) Thavarajah, MD,
    Immediate Past Chair, Medical Advisory Board
    Assistant Professor of Medicine – Division of Nephrology
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Cente
    Sharon Turban, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Division of Nephrology
    Terry Watnick, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine,
    Division of Nephrology
    Johns Hopkins Polycystic Kidney Disease Research
    Matthew R. Weir, MD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Division of Nephrology
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Jeremy R. Yospin, MD
    Meadow Kidney Care

    2021/2022 Delaware Leadership Committee

    Joshua Zaritsky
    Co-Chair, Delaware Leadership Committee
    PCMG
    Pediatric Nephrologist
    Prayus Tailor, MD
    Chair, Delaware Leadership Committee
    Nephrology Associates, PA
    Nephrologist
    Tracy Zigman
    TD Bank
    Head of Customer Experience Strategy
    Jody Cross
    Wintethur Museum
    Associate Director, Membership & Individual Giving
    Ryan Haydu
    Christiana Care Kidney Transplant
    Administrative Director, Transplant Program
    John Swanson, MD
    Christiana Care Kidney Transplant
    Transplant Surgeon
    Joanne Smith
    Fresenius Kidney Care
    Kidney Care Advocate
    Kelly Morgan, MPH
    Ardelyx
    Area Business Director
    Greg Hoey
    AstraZeneca
    Regional Account Leader