Invited Faculty

Tracy Anderson-Haag, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN (Session 201)

Joy Baldridge, CPC, CSP, Self-Management Expert, Consultant, Certified Speaking Professional, Baldridge Seminars International, Stamford, CT (Session 304)

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 144)

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 (Sessions 133, 201)

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

Barbara Cometti, MA, BSN, RN, CDN, Nursing Operations Manager, Dialysis Services, Orlando Health - Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL (Session 212)

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

Diane Derkowski, MA, RN, CNN, CCTC, Kidney Transplant Coordinator, Atrium Health - 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)

Catherine Firanek, MBA, BSN, RN, Director, Scientific Affairs, CVS Kidney Care, Chicago, IL (Session 303)

Steven Fishbane, MD, Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY (Session 110)

Kathleen Fulmer, PhD, FNP, RN, CNN, Nurse Practitioner, Medicine and Nephrology Associates, Los Alamitos, CA (Session 243)

Spencer Galt, MD, Vascular Surgeon, Intermountain Health Care, Murray, UT (Session 134)

Deborah Glidden, MSN, APRN-BC, CNN, Nurse Practitioner, Nephrology Associates of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (Session 260)

Nupur Gupta, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN (Session 231)

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

Lisa Miller Hedin, BSN, RN, Founder & CEO, Medical Cannabis Training Academy, Huntersville, NC (Session 233)

Melissa Herman, MBA, BSN, RN, Senior Director of Home Growth Initiatives, Fresenius Kidney Care, Summerville, SC (Session 241)

Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN, Director of Nursing, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA (Sessions 232)

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, Adult & Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Metrolina Nephrology, Charlotte, NC (Session 030)

Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Optum/United Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT (Session 145)

Alice Luehr, DNP, RN, CNN, Director, Dialysis, St. Peter's Health, Helena, MT (Session 145)

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

Jennifer Martin, Vice President, 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 (Sessions 020, 141)

Elizabeth McNamara, MN, RN, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer, Northwest Kidney Centers, Seattle, WA (Session 301)

Chilnille L. Milbrooks, MSN, FNP-C, IU Health Physicians, Indianapolis, IN (Session 110)

Tara Millson, DNP, RN, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Veterans Health Administration, DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC (Session 301)

Joanna Neumann, RN, CNN, Senior Healthcare Policy & Procedure Writer, 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, Sepsis and Magnet Programs, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI (Session 245)

Nancy Pierce, BSN, RN, CNN, Retired; Former Dialysis Director, St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT(Session 145)

Darinka Povrzenic, MBA, HP(ASCP), RN, Vice President, Clinical Operations, Fresenius Kidney Care, Waltham, MA (Session 215)

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

Susanna Sirianni, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, RN, CCRN, Lead Nurse Practitioner, SICU, Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI (Session 245)

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, Minneapolis, MN (Session 030)

Suzan Stephens, BSN, RN, CNN, Staff Nurse, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO (Session 212)

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

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

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

Jim Twaddell, ANNA Health Policy Consultant; Senior Vice President, The District Policy Group, Washington, DC (Session 144)

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 (Session 103)

Jay B. Wish, MD, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN (Session 110)