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.
Maria A. Grasso
John F. Hanley, CFA
Richard Harrison
Gregory P. Madison
Arthur H. Metcalf II, CPA, ABV, CFF
Elaine Milem
Richard T. Miller, M.D.
Michael W. Flood
Maureen Nugent Franco
Silas P. Norman, M.D., MPH
Matthew G. Poffenroth, M.D., MBA
Lisa B. Robin
William J. Schuyler
M. Craig Shepherd
Michael R. Vaughan, M.D.
Julie A. Wright-Nunes, M.D., MPH

Non-voting Member

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