Invited Faculty

G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor, University of North Carolina School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC; Former Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Diversity Officer, University of North Carolina School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC; Immediate Past President, National League for Nursing, Washington, DC (Session 110)

Melissa Anderson, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Transplant Nephrology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN (Session 122)

Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP, Nurse Practitioner, Dialysis Access Center, Harper University Hospital, Canton, MI (Session 400)

Kathleen Belmonte, MS, RN-CS, FNP-BC, MBA, Senior Vice President, Nursing & Clinical Services, Fresenius Kidney Care, Waltham, MA (Session OD3)

Paul Bennett, PhD, MHSM, RN, BN, GCertSc, Professor and Director of Research, Satellite Healthcare, San Jose, CA (Session 132)

Sharon Bragg, DNP, RN, CCRN, Assistant Nurse Manager, University of Virginia Health System, Faber, VA (Session 121)

Loretta Jackson Brown, PhD, RN, CNN, Senior Health Communication Specialist; Team Lead, Education, Campaigns, and Evaluation, Division of Overdose Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA (Session 111)

Matthew Cooper, MD, Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute; Professor of Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC (Session 210)

Lori Campbell, RN, CNN, PD Clinical Specialist, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL, Territory, South Texas Region (Sessions 342, 421)

Dorothy Craft, BSN, RN, CDN, PD Clinical Specialist, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL, Territory, South Florida (Sessions 133, 212)

Denise Eilers, BSN, RN, KHI Patient and Family Partnerships Council/Home Dialyzors United Board, Retired, Davenport, IA (Session 310)

Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, AGNP-C, GS-C, CNE, LNC, FAAN, Associate Professor, Emory University Neil Hodgson School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA (Session 340)

Stephanie Elliott, MS, BSN, CNN, RN, Director of Community Health Initiatives, Director of Dialysis/Apheresis, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Delmar, DE (Session OD8)

Alexia Georghiou, MA, Organizational Management Coach, The Resilient Pathway, Knoxville, TN (Session OD2)

Michelle Hofmann, BSN, RN, CNN, PD Clinical Specialist, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL, Territory Midwestern Region (IA, MO, IL) (Sessions 313, 323)

Brenda Jahnke, MSN, RN, CNS, House Supervisor, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Reno, NV (Sessions 221, OD4)

Kamyar Kalenter-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology Chief/Dialysis Director, University of California, Irvine, Palos Verdes, CA (Session 212)

Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN, Director, Patient Care Services, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA (Session OD1)

Zorica Kauric-Klein, PhD, APRN-BC, Associate Professor, Oakland University School of Nursing, Rochester, MI (Session OD6)

Beverly Kenna, BSN, RN, CNN, Executive PD Clinical Specialist, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL, Territory, California (Sessions 223, 233)

Peter Kennealey, MD, FACS, Surgical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Director of Vascular Access Surgery, Transplant Services, Anschutz, CO; Associate Professor Surgery - Transplant, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Aurora, CO (Session 210)

Richard Knight, MBA, BA, President, American Association of Kidney Patients, Tampa, FL (Session 440)

Michael Kraus, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Fresenius Kidney Care, Fishers, IN (Session 130)

Shannon Lang, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, Adult & Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Metrolina Nephrology, Charlotte, NC (OD5)

Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC, NP Housecalls Program, United Healthcare Services/Optumcare, Salt Lake City, UT (Session 131)

Steven Lucas, MD, Surgeon, Department Urology, Detroit Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI (Session 312)

Ann Mancini, MSN, RN, FNP, Medical Science Liaison, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Renal Therapeutic Area USA, Ellicott City, MD (Session 123)

Casey Martens, MSN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner, MATEC Michigan, Detroit, MI (Session 143)

Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC, Infection Prevention Consultant, Georgetown University Hospital, Reston, VA (Session 410)

Tyson Moore, APRN, FNP-C, CPN, Pediatric Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, Children's Mercy Hospital, Lee’s Summit, MO (Session 311)

Sagar Nigwekar, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Session 341)

Barbara Odom, BSN, RN, CDN, Acute Staff RN, DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL (Session OD9)

Patricia Patterson, BSN, RN, Nephrology Office Nurse, Annapolis Nephrology Associates, Bowie, MD (Session OD10)

David Serur, MD, Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation, Hackensack Meridian Health, Englewood, NJ (Session 210)

Felicia Speed, LMSW, Vice President, Social Work Services, Fresenius Medical Care, Piedmont, SC (Session 420)

Wendy St. Peter, FCCP, FASN, FNKF, Professor, College of Pharmacy and Investigator, Chronic Disease Research Group, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Session OD5)

Jessica Tangren, MD, Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Renal Associates, Boston, MA (Session 322)

Lucy Todd, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNN, Medical Services Liaison, Baxter International, Asheville, NC (Session 112)

Raymond Townsend, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova, PA (Session OD7)

James Twaddell, Senior Vice President, ANNA Healthy Policy Consultant, Faegre Drinker, Washington, DC (Session 400)

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, Nephrology Nursing Journal, Pearland, TX (Session 331)

Brenda Wiggins, BSN, RN, Senior PD Clinical Specialist, Renal Division, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield, IL, Territory Rocky Mountain Region (NM, AZ, El Pasto, TX) (Session 113)

JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN, Nurse Educator, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA (Session 430)

Susan Pamela Yi Wong, MD, MS, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA (Session 321)