Invited Faculty

Joy Baldridge, CPC, CSP, Self-Management Expert, Consultant, Certified Speaking Professional, Baldridge Seminars International, Stamford, CT (Session 321)

Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, Quality Improvement Director, ESRD Network 13, Everett, WA (Session 010)

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP(ASCP), Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA (Session 213)

Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP, Nurse Practitioner, Dialysis Access Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI (Session 145)

Deborah Brooks, MSN, RN, APN-BC, CNN, CNN-NP, Nurse Practitioner, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (Session 010)

Christine Chmielewski, MS, CRNP, CNN-NP, APRN, BC, Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, Jefferson Renal Associates, Philadelphia, PA (Session 133)

Robin Collins, MS, BSN, RN, CNML, Functional Vice President, Regulatory Operations Initiatives and Inpatient Services, Fresenius Medical Care, Boston, MA (Session 020)

Barbara Cometti, MA, BSN, RN, CDN, Nursing Operations Manager, Dialysis Services, Orlando Health, Orlando, FL (Session 212)

Tara Crockett, BN, RN, CHSE, CCRN, Senior Director of Clinical Quality, Fresenius Medical Care, Highlands Ranch, CO (Session 020)

Diane Derkowski, MA, RN, CNN, CCTC, Kidney Transplant Coordinator, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC (Session 010)

Bradley Dixon, MD, FASN, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO (Session 234)

Stephanie Elliott, MS, RN, CNN, Director of Community Health Initiatives, Director of Dialysis/Apheresis, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, MD (Session 020)

Bryan Fore, BSN, RN, Corporate Vice President of Home Therapies, Fresenius Kidney Care, Chesnee, SC (Session 241)

Kathleen Fulmer, PhD(c), FNP, RN, CNN, Nurse Practitioner, Medicine and Nephrology Associates, Seal Beach, CA (Session 243)

Spencer Galt, MD, Vascular Surgeon, Summit Physicians Specialists, Murray, UT (Session 232)

Mary Hannan, PhD, APN, AGACNP-BC, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL (Session 142)

Lisa Miller Hedin, BSN, RN, Renal Product Specialist / Independent Business Owner / Educator, B. Braun Medical, Huntersville, NC (Session 233)

Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN, Director, Patient Care Services, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Verona, VA (Sessions 134)

Zorica Kauric-Klein, PhD, APRN-BC, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Oakland University, Rochester, MI (Session 030)

Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP, Renal Nurse Practitioner, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (Session 211)

Shannon Lang, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Metrolina Nephrology, Charlotte, NC (Session 030)

Faith Lynch, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Acute Dialysis, NYU Winthrop Hospital, NYU Langone Health, Mineola, NY (Session 020)

Jennifer Martin, Vice President of Program Development, National Kidney Foundation, New York, NY (Session 244)

Naveed Masani, MD, FACP, FASN, Nephrologist, Medical Director of Dialysis Services, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY (Session 141)

Brent Miller, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Nephrology; Medical Director, Home Dialysis, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (Session 231)

Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC, Infection Prevention Consultant, CACI, Lilburn, GA (Session 301)

Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN, Director of Training and Education - Home Dialysis, Satellite Healthcare, San Jose, CA (Session 010)

Barbara Odom, BSN, RN, CDN, Acute Dialysis RN, DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL (Session 020)

Maria Teresa Palleschi, DNP, APRN-BC, RN, CCRN, Director Patient Care Services, Magnet and Sepsis Programs, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI (Session 245)

Darinka Povrzenic, MBA, HP(ASCP), RN, Vice President, Clinical Operations, Fresenius Kidney Care, Downers Grove, IL (Session 215)

Tanjala Purnell, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Transplantation; Director of Community Engagement, Epidemiology Research, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (Session 143)

Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, University of Texas, Arlington, TX (Session 302)

Mike Sherbun, MHA, RN, Founder and CEO, Behavior Healthcare Experts, Corona, CA (Session 144)

Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CNN-NP, FNKF, Director of Advanced Practitioners, Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Charlotte, NC (Session 211)

Alexis Harris Snead, MD, Director of Renal Pathology, Ameripath/Quest Diagnostics, Oklahoma City, OK (Session 131)

Wendy St. Peter, FCCP, FASN, FNKF, Professor, College of Pharmacy and Investigator, Chronic Disease Research Group, University of Minnesota, Brooklyn Park, MN (Session 030)

Suzan Stephens, BSN, RN, CNN, Pediatric Therapeutic Apheresis Nurse, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Aurora, CO (Session 212)

Kristen Stocker, MSN, RN, CPN, Clinical Practice Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Denver, CO (Session 132)

Jodie Szlachta, PhD, CRNA, Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program, Prospect-Crozer Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA (Session 135)

Raymond Townsend, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA (Session 030)

Celess Tyrell, BA, DES, Director of Online Learning & Innovation, American Nephrology Nurses Association, Pitman, NJ (Sessions 136, 146)

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Editor, Nephrology Nursing Journal, Pearland, TX (Session 235)

Kay Wagner, DHA, MSN, RN, Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety, MidMichigan Health, Midland, MI; Author, Kara’s Courage: A Nurse’s Story of Her Child’s Experience with Cancer Viewed from the Other Side of the Stretcher (Session 103)