Making Lives Better 800-999-9697

The work of the Northeast Kidney Foundation is guided by a dedicated volunteer board consisting of renal professionals, community and business leaders, and patient and family representatives. Our staff consists of highly dedicated nonprofit professionals all working to improve the lives of those living with kidney disease! You can contact us directly from the links contained below or call 800-999-9697.

Board of Directors
Matthew Byers, President, Cetera Investors, LLC
Cara Nigro, Vice President, Nigro Companies
Frank Gilbo, Secretary, NYSCOPBA
Amanda Byers, AFLAC
Radhika Chappidi, Horizon Therapeutics
Mohammed Monzur, MD, Albany Dialysis Center
Joseph Sala, Mount Sinai Health System/Kidney Programs
Thomas Schumacher, DO, Capital District Renal Physicians

Board of Trustees
Peter Connolly, Keeler Mercedes Benz, Honorary Trustee
Mark Esslie, Cetera Investors, LLC, Honorary Trustee
Anthony Russo, Merrill Lynch, Honorary Trustee

Rochester Area Advisory Board
Kelly Breuer, Rochester Woman Online
Rachel Byrnes, Fresenius Medical Care
Raeffella Frederico
Kristine Geer, Rochester Regional

 Syracuse Advisory Board
(under development)

To reach a member of any of our boards or if you are interested in service in this voluntary capacity,  email info@healthykidneys.org


NeKF Leadership
Melissa Mantei, President & CEO
Whitney Malone, Director of Operations
OPEN, Director of Development
OPEN, Marketing Coordinator

The Northeast Kidney Foundation is a 501C3 organization, recognized as a tax exempt entity by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your financial advisor.