Our independent, non-compensated Board of Trustees is a group of volunteers with a broad range of professional backgrounds, personal experience with kidney disease, skills and talents. Our Board of Trustees sets AKF's strategic direction and provides appropriate oversight to ensure that we have the plans and the resources in place to carry out our important work.


Robert M. Tarola, CPA, CGMA, Chair
Jerry D. Klepner, Chair-Elect
Gail S. Wick, MHSA, BSN, RN, CNNe, Immediate Past Chair
Yoshio N. Hall, M.D., MS, Chair, Medical Affairs
Larry H. Warren, Treasurer
John B. Moriarty Jr., Esq., Secretary


Akhtar Ashfaq, M.D., FACP, FASN
George Robert Burton III, M.D.
John P. Butler
Maria A. Grasso
Orlando M. Gutiérrez, M.D., M.M.Sc.
Richard Harrison
John F. Hanley, CFA
Arthur H. Metcalf II, CPA, ABV, CFF
Gregory P. Madison
Elaine Milem
Maureen Nugent Franco, Member-at-Large
Matthew G. Poffenroth, M.D., MBA
William J. Schuyler
M. Craig Shepherd
Rahsaan W. Thompson, Esq.
John F. Weidenbruch, Esq., Member-at-Large
Julie A. Wright-Nunes, M.D., MPH

Non-voting Member

LaVarne A. Burton, President & CEO, ex-officio