Invited Faculty

Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN (Session 300)

Joy Baldridge, CPC, CSP, Self-Management Expert, Consultant, Certified Speaking Professional, Baldridge Seminars International, Stamford, CT (Session 210)

Rasheed Balogun, MD, FACP, FASN, HP(ASCP), Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA (Session OD8)

Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, CNP, Nurse Practitioner, Dialysis Access Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI (Session 320)

Deborah Brooks, MSN, RN, APN-BC, CNN, CNN-NP, Nurse Practitioner, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (Session 221)

Christine Chmielewski, MS, CRNP, CNN-NP, APRN-BC, Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, Jefferson Renal Associates, Philadelphia, PA (Sessions 300, OD1)

Daniel W. Coyne, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (Session 200)

Barbara Cometti, MA, BSN, RN, CDN, Nursing Operations Manager, Dialysis Services, Orlando Health - Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL (Session OD7)

Bradley Dixon, MD, FASN, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO (Session 121)

Catherine Firanek, MBA, BSN, RN, Director, Scientific Affairs, CVS Kidney Care, Chicago, IL (Session 230)

Kathleen Fulmer, PhD, FNP, RN, CNN, Nurse Practitioner, Medicine and Nephrology Associates, Los Alamitos, CA (Session OD10)

Spencer Galt, MD, Vascular Surgeon, Intermountain Health Care, Murray, UT (Session 222)

Nupur Gupta, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN (Session 211)

Mary Hannan, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL (Session OD6)

Lisa Miller Hedin, BSN, RN, Founder & CEO, Medical Cannabis Training Academy, Huntersville, NC (Session 232)

Melissa Herman, MBA, BSN, RN, Senior Director of Home Growth Initiatives, Fresenius Kidney Care, Summerville, SC (Session 231)

Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN, Director of Nursing, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA (Session 131)

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

Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Optum/United Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT (Session 112)

Alice Luehr, DNP, RN, CNN, Director, Dialysis, St. Peter's Health, Helena, MT (Session 112)

Jennifer Martin, Vice President, Program Development, National Kidney Foundation, New York, NY (Session OD11)

Elizabeth McNamara, MN, RN, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Northwest Kidney Centers, Seattle, WA (Session 220)

Naveed Masani, MD, FACP, FASN, Nephrologist, Medical Director of Dialysis Services, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY (Session OD4)

Chilnille L. Milbrooks, MSN, FNP-C, IU Health Physicians, Indianapolis, IN (Session 200)

Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Veterans Health Administration, DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC (Session 120)

Maria Teresa Palleschi, DNP, APRN-BC, RN, CCRN, Director Patient Care Services, Sepsis and Magnet Programs, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI (Session 132)

Nancy Pierce, BSN, RN, CNN, Retired; Former Dialysis Director, St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT (Session 112)

Darinka Povrzenic, MBA, HP(ASCP), RN, Vice President, Clinical Operations, Fresenius Kidney Care, Waltham, MA (Session OD9)

Tanjala Purnell, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Transplantation; Director of Community Engagement, Epidemiology Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Session 122)

Susanna Sirianni, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, RN, CCRN, Lead Nurse Practitioner, SICU, Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI (Session 132)

Jodie Szlachta, PhD, CRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA (Session 200)

Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CNN-NP, FNKF, Director of Advanced Practitioners, Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Charlotte, NC (Session 212)

Alexis Harris Snead, MD, Director of Renal Pathology, Ameripath/Quest Diagnostics, Oklahoma City, OK (Session 111)

Suzan Stephens, BSN, RN, CNN, Staff Nurse, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO (Session OD7)

Kristen Stocker, MSN, RN, CPN, Clinical Practice Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Aurora, CO (Session OD1)

Jodie Szlachta, PhD, CRNA, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA (Session OD3)

Jim Twaddell, ANNA Health Policy Consultant; Senior Vice President, The District Policy Group, Washington, DC (Session 320)

Kay Wagner, DHA, MSN, RN, Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety, MidMichigan Health, Midland, MI (Session 100)

Jay B. Wish, MD, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN (Session 200)

Verbal Abstract Presenters

Seon Yoon Chung, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, Associate Professor, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (Session 313)

Christine Horvat Davey, PhD, RN, BSPS, Graduate Student Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (Session 312)

Maryann Duva, MBA, BSN, BS, RN, LHRM, CPN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Nichlaus Children’s Hospital, Miama, FL (Session 311)

Debra Hain, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FNKF, Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (Session 313)

Danyel Johnson, MSN, RN, CNN, CNS, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Greensboro, NC (Session 311)

Bincy Joshwa, PhD, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (Session 313)

Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean, Rutgers University School of Nursing, Newark, NJ (Session 312)

Sharon Wesner, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager Acute Dialysis Unit, UNC Healthcare, Chapel Hill, NC (Session 311)

Poster Abstract Presenters

Paula Alvarez, RPh, CP, MBA, MPH, Relypsa, Director of Managed Care Health Outcomes, East, A Vitflor Pharma Group Company

Maya Clark-Cutaia, PhD, ACNP-BC, Assistant Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York, NY

Barbara Cometti, MA, BSN, RN, CDN, Nursing Operations Manager, Dialysis Services, Hewell Kids Kidney Center, Orlando Health, Orlando, FL

Jenna Freeman, MSW, Director, Patient Pathways, Denver, CO

Chechamma George, BSN, RN, CNN, Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse, JJP VAMC, Thornwood, NY

Suzie Hedrick, BSN, Pediatric Dialysis Nurse, Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN

Elizabeth Hudson-Weires, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Dialysis and General Medicine, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Sara Kennedy, BSN, RN, CNNe, Retired, Hoover, AL

Alice Luehr, DNP, RN, CNN, Director Dialysis, St. Peter’s Health, Helena, MT

Kurt Mussina, MBA, President, Frenova Renal Research & Senior Vice President, Frenova Renal Research & Fresenius Medical Care Global Medical Office, Waltham, MA

Phung Tran, MSN, RN, Registered Nurse, Baylor Scott & White, Mckinney, TX

Sandra Scott Watson, DNP, FNP-C, APRN, NP Private Practice, Nephrology Specialists of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK