Network of the Ohio River Valley Board Members

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ESRD Divisional Board (EDB)

Bylaws state 3-year term. The chair term does not apply.
Member Terms Ending by Year: 2021 (%), 2022 (%), 2023 (%)

Airielle Banaszak, MSW, LISWMemberRenal Social WorkerOhioDaVita
Ana Castellanos, MDMemberAssociate ProfessorKentuckyIndependent
Marsha Evans-Votaw, RN, CNNMemberClinic ManagerKentuckyAmerican Renal Associates
Amit Govil, MD, FASN, FNKFMemberMedical DirectorOhioIndependent
Susan Heasley, MSED, RN, LDMemberRenal DietitianOhioUS Renal Care
Jeff Kaufhold, MD, FACPMemberMedical DirectorOhioIndependent
Michael Kraus, MD, FACPMemberAssociate Clinical MedicalIndianaFresenius Kidney Care
John Larsen, CHT, CHBTMemberPatient Care TechnicianIndianaFresenius Kidney Care
Renita PeckMemberESRD BeneficiaryIndianaN/A
Larrine RedmondMemberESRD BeneficiaryOhioN/A
Malissa Retz, BSN, RN, RCMMemberRegulatory ComplianceIndianaAmerican Renal Associates
Erdal Sarac, MD, FACP, FASNMemberPresident: The Renal GroupOhioIndependent
Gina Suozzi, MS, RDMemberRegistered DietitianOhioIndependent
Lee Vogelgesang, MSW, LISWMemberRenal Social WorkerOhioDaVita
Nupur Gupta, MDMemberAssociate Professor of MedicineIndianaIndependent

Medical Review Board (MRB)

Bylaws state 5-year term. The chair term does not apply. No compensation provided for members.
Member Terms Ending by Year: 2021 (%), 2022 (%), 2023 (%), 2024 (%), 2025 (%)

Anne Huml, MDMRB ChairNephrologistOhioIndependent
Whitney Almy, RNMemberClinical Nurse ManagerKentuckyDaVita
Lisa Arndt, CHTMemberDialysis TechnicianOhioDaVita
Alison Blagg, MSW, LISWMemberRenal Social WorkerOhioAmerican Renal Associates
Robin Board, RNMemberRegistered Nurse/Facility AdministratorKentuckyAmerican Renal Associates
Lisa Chelf, RN, BSNMemberRegistered Nurse/Facility AdministratorIndianaDaVita
Anthony Degenhard, DOMemberMedical DirectorOhioIndependent
Rose Deis, RD, LDMemberRegistered DietitianOhioDaVita
Madeline Dzurko, MSW, LSWMemberMedical Social WorkerOhioIndependent
Amr El-Husseini Mohamed, MD, FACP, FASNMemberAssociate ProfessorKentuckyIndependent
Deneen Kus, MBAMemberFacility AdministratorOhioDaVita
Elaine MilemMemberESRD BeneficiaryKentuckyN/A
Cherish Murphy, RNMemberRenal NurseIndianaFresenius Kidney Care
Niesha NealMemberPatientIndianaN/A
Raina Rupesh, MDMemberNephrologistOhioIndependent
Doddie Stein, PhD, MSW, LCSWMemberMedical Social WorkerIndianaDaVita