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/Trustees
Thomas Schumacher, DO, Chairman of the Board
Paul Madelone, Treasurer/Trustee
Radhika Chappidi, Horizon Health, Secretary
Mohammed Monzur, MD, Director
Joseph Sala, Mt. Sinai Kidney Services, Director
Peter Connolly, Keeler Mercedes Benz, Trustee
Mark Esslie, Cetera Investors, LLC, Trustee
Paul Harding, Martin Harding & Mazzotti, Trustee
Anthony Russo, Merrill Lynch, Trustee
Manny Santos, Gonzalez Technology Solutions, Trustee
Frank Gilbo, NYSCOPBA, Trustee

Rochester Area Advisory Board
Kelly Breuer, Rochester Woman Online
Rachel Byrnes, Fresenius Medical Care
Raeffella Frederico
Kristine Geer, Rochester Regional
Cynthia Irish  John Vito, Cooking for Your Kidneys

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

NeKF Staff
Melissa Stephens, Chief Executive Officer –
Sharon Johnson, Regional Director of Rochester/Syracuse –
Whitney Malone, Director of Operations – whitney@healthykidneys.oirg

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.