ESRD Divisional Board (EDB)

Bylaws state 5 year term. Chair term does not apply. No compensation provided for members.
Appointment by year (%): 2016 (7%), 2017 (0%), 2018 (57%), 2019 (7%), 2020 (29%)

MemberTitle/CommitteeLocationYear AppointedYear Term EndsAffiliatePosition
Paul Pronovost, MD, FACP, FASNESRD Divisional Board ChairWaterbury, CT20132017Dialysis Associated SpecialistsNephrologist
Howard Alfred, MDWorcester, MA20132017PDI of WorcesterNephrologist
Gilbert W. BlissGrievance Committee MemberGreenfield, NH20162020N/AConsumer Representative
Steve Bogatz, MBA, MSW, LCSW, NSW-CGrievance Committee ChairNewington, CT20132017Dialysis Center of NewingtonSocial Worker
Robert Brown, MDDivisional Board Chair ElectBoston, MA20132017DaVita Brookline Dialysis Nephrologist
Roy GrahamPatient Advisory Committee Chair/IPRO Board Co-ChairMeriden, CT20152019N/AConsumer Representative
David Henner, DOMedical Review Board Chair/Forum Medical Advisory Committee RepresentativePittsfield, MA20132017Berkshire Medical CenterNephrologist
Susan Jamison, RN, BSNTurner, ME20132017Umbagog DialysisHome Therapies Nurse
Karen Lofty, LICSWMedical Review Board MemberAmesbury, MA20142018Fresenius Medical CareSocial Worker
Lynne McLeodProvidence, RI20152019Rhode Island HospitalTransplant Manager
Patricia Murray, RN, CNNRutland, VT20152019Rutland DialysisRenal Nurse
Jennifer Nelms, RDMedical Review Board MemberNewburyport, MA20152019Fresenius Medical CareRenal Dietitian
Julia Neuringer, MDNewton, MA20132017ARA Wellesly DialysisNephrologist
Ruth Rudnick, RN, CNNHAI Learning and Action NetworkBennington, VT20132017Southwestern Vermont Medical CenterRenal Nurse

Medical Review Board (MRB)

Bylaws state 5 year term. Chair term does not apply. No compensation provided for members.
Appointment by year (%): 2016 (24%), 2017 (0%), 2018 (18%), 2019 (12%), 2020 (41%)

MemberTitle/CommitteeLocationYear AppointedYear Term EndsAffiliatePosition
David Henner, DOMedical Review Board Chair/Forum Medical Advisory Committee Representative/ESRD Divisional Board MemberPittsfield, MA20132017Berkshire Medical CenterNephrologist
Steve Bogatz, MBA, MSW, LCSW, NSW-CGrievance Committee Chair/ESRD Divisional Board MemberNewington, CT20132017Dialysis Center of NewingtonSocial Worker
Ronnie Bullard, RNAuburn, MA20142018DaVitaRenal Nurse
Roberta Culbert-Costley, RN, CNSBoston, MA20152019Massachusetts General HospitalRenal Nurse
Neera Dahl, MD New Haven, CT20152019DaVita New Haven Nephrologist
Adam Goldstein Subject Matter ExpertNorth Haven, CT20162020N/AConsumer Representative
Dana Grady, RN, CNN MA, ME, NH20162020Fresenius Medical Care – Northeast GroupDirector of Education
Roy GrahamPatient Advisory Committee Chair/IPRO Board Co-ChairMeriden, CT20152019N/AConsumer Representative
Susie Hu, MD Providence, RI20152019Rhode Island HospitalNephrologist
Anne Lally, MD Hartford, CT20152019Hartford Hospital Transplant ProgramTransplant Surgeon
Karen Lofty, LICSW ESRD Divisional Board MemberAmesbury, MA20152019Fresenius Medical CareSocial Worker
Victoria Malara, RN New Haven, CT20162020DaVita Health Care PartnersGroup Facility Administrator
Jennifer Nelms, RDESRD Divisional Board MemberNewburyport, MA20152019Fresenius Medical CareRenal Dietitian
Matthew Pyenta, DO Lewiston, ME20142018Lewiston Auburn Kidney CenterNephrologist
Jeffrey Rimmer, MD Burlington, VT20132017Fletcher Allen Health CareMedical Director
Rachel Thermilus, CCHT Roxbury, MA20162020Mary Eliza Mahoney Medical CenterTechnician

Grievance Committee

Bylaws state Chair term is 5 year term. No compensation provided for members.
Appointment by year (%): 2016 (0%), 2017 (0%), 2018 (30%), 2019 (0%), 2020 (70%)

MemberTitle/CommitteeLocationYear AppointedYear Term EndsAffiliatePosition
Steve Bogatz, MBA, MSW, LCSW, NSW-CGrievance Committee Chair/ESRD Divisional Board MemberNewington, CT20152019Dialysis Center of NewingtonSocial Worker
Gilbert W. BlissESRD Divisional Board MemberGreenfield, NH2013N/AN/AConsumer Representative
Megan Gervais, LCSWShelton, CT2015N/AShelton DialysisSocial Worker
Kim Livingston, RNStoneham, MA2015N/AFresenius Medical Care StonehamRenal Nurse
Heather C. Johnston Nichols, RNNew London, CT2013N/ANew London DialysisPD Renal Nurse
Ben Mahoney, LICSWMedford, MA2015N/AMedford DialysisSocial Worker
Gail Petrucci, RN, CDNStamford, CT2015N/AStamford DialysisRenal Nurse
Amy-Jo ReidWaterbury, CT2015N/ADaVita Waterbury Heights DialysisFacility Administrator
Doug Shemin, MD, FACPProvidence, RI2013N/AFresenius Medical Care of WarwickNephrologist
Elisabeth Tillotson, BSN, RNBiddeford, ME2015N/AYork County Dialysis CenterRenal Nurse