Our Leadership Team provides the leadership that puts AKF's values into action: putting patients first, leading with integrity, being a valued partner, promoting team excellence and increasing awareness of kidney disease.

Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education

Gwendolyn Dewberry, Senior Director of Patient Services
Melanie Paris, Senior Director of Health Initiatives and Education
Margaret Solar, Director of Patient Services
Molly Alawode, Director of Education
Carlos Aparicio, Director of Health Initiatives

Marketing and Communications

Christopher Copley, Senior Director of Marketing
Marni Frankel, Director of Digital Marketing

Government Relations 

Deborah Darcy, Director of Government Relations
Melanie Lynn Kahn, Director of State Policy and Advocacy
Michael Ly, Director of Public Policy

Development and Field Operations

Chris Hines, Senior Director of Direct Donor Engagement
Fiona Lawless, Senior Director of Corporate Engagement
Ben Clausen, Director of Corporate Engagement
Daniell Griffin, Senior Director of Individual Giving
Martin McNutt, Director of Community Engagement
Colleen Stevens, Director of Constituent Data
John O’Brien, Director of Individual Giving
Kyndele Rhudy, Director of Corporate Engagement

Finance and Operations

Rosalyn Brown, Director of Strategic Operations
Jack Cunningham, Director of Financial Analysis
Katherine Doyle, Senior Director of Human Resources
Avril Miller, Director of Human Resources
Michael Nosil, Chief Financial Officer and Sr. Director of Finance and Administration
Gregory Smith, Senior Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer