Under the leadership of President and CEO LaVarne A. Burton, our Executive Team brings an unwavering mission focus to the management of AKF, ensuring the organization delivers programs and services that are effective and that meet the evolving needs of patients.
LaVarne A. Burton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Government Affairs
Vice President of Development and Chief Development Officer
Tamara Ruggiero, M.Ed.
Vice President & Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Vice President of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education
Marshall Strisik, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel
We are the nation's leading kidney nonprofit. With programs of prevention, early detection, financial support, disease management, clinical research, innovation and advocacy, no kidney organization touches more lives than AKF.
157 kidney transplants per month made possible with AKF's support, more than any other organization.
30+ years of funding innovative research
In 2021, more than 80,000 dialysis and recent transplant patients were able to afford the cost of health care and other treatment-related expenses.
Fighting on all fronts
From prevention and research through treatment and transplant, we are dedicated to making sure kidney patients have someone fighting by their side.