ESRD Divisional Board (EDB)

Bylaws state 5 year term. Chair term does not apply.
Appointment by year (%): 2016 (56%), 2017 (44%), 2018 (0%), 2019 (0%), 2020 (0%)

MemberTitle/CommitteeLocationYear AppointedYear Term EndsAffiliatePosition
Erdal Sarac, MD, FACP, FASNESRD Divisional Board ChairPoland, OH20162020The Renal Group for Kidney CarePresident
Airielle Banaszak, MSW, LISWESRD Divisional Board Rocky River,OH20172020Renal Social Worker
Malissa Retz, BSN,RN,RCMESRD Divisional Board Columbus, IN20192022American Renal Regulatory Compliance Manger
Renita PeckESRD Divisional Board Indianapolis,IN20182022N/AN/A
Larrine RedmondESRD Divisional Board Cleveland, OH20172019Consumer Representative
Marsha Evans-Votaw, RN, CNNESRD Divisional Board Louisville, KY20172020American RenalNephrology Nurse/Clinic Manager
Amit Govil, MD, FASN, FNKFESRD Divisional BoardCincinnati, OH20172020Director of Kidney Pancreas Transplant Program
Susan Healey, MSEd, RD, LDESRD Divisional Board Toledo, OH20172019Renal Dietitian
Jeff Kaufhold, MD, FACP ESRD Divisional Board Dayton, OH 20162018Nephrologist/Medical Director
Michael Kraus, MD, FACP ESRD Divisional Board Indianapolis, IN 20162018University of IndianaClinical Chief Nephrology IU
John Larsen, CHT, CHBTESRD Divisional Board St. Terre Haute, IN 20162018FMCPatient Care Technician
Gina Suozzi, MS, RDESRD Divisional Board Cleveland Heights,OH20182021Registered Dietitian
Ana Castellanos, MDESRD Divisional Board Lexington, KY20192022University of KentuckyAssociate Professor
Lee Vogelgesang, MSW, LISW ESRD Divisional Board Akron, OH 20162020DavitaRenal Social Worker
Nupur Gupta, MDESRD Divisional BoardIndianapolis, IN20202023Indiana University HealthAssociate of Professor of Medicine

Medical Review Board (MRB)

Bylaws state 5 year term. Chair term does not apply.
Appointment by year (%): 2016 (25%), 2017 (75%), 2018 (0%), 2019 (0%), 2020 (0%)

MemberTitle/CommitteeLocationYear AppointedYear Term EndsAffiliatePosition
Whitney AlmyMedical Review BoardCrofton,KY20192022DaVitaClinical Nurse Manager
Lisa Arndt, CHT Medical Review BoardLakewood, OH 20162021DaVitaDialysis Technician
Robin BoardMedical Review BoardLouisville,KY20192022American Renal AssociatesFacility Administrator
Deneen KusMedical Review BoardIndianapolis,IN20192022N/AFacility Administrator
Anthony Degenhard, DO, FASNMedical Review BoardCanton, OH 20162021Nephrologist/Medical Director
Rose Deis, RD, LDMedical Review BoardAkron Ohio20172020Renal Dietitian
Allison Blagg MSW, LISWMedical Review BoardCambridge, OH20172022Kidney Care Centers of CambridgeNephrology Social Worker
Niesha NealMedical Review BoardIndianapolis, IN20192022N/AN/A
Ann Huml, MDMedical Review BoardCleveland, Ohio20172022Case Western ReserveTransplant Specialist, Clinical Nephrologist
Cherish Murphy, RNMedical Review BoardIndianapolis, IN20172023Nephrology Nurse/ Program Manager
Elaine MilemMedical Review BoardLouisville, KY20192022N/AN/A
Raina Rupesh, MD, FAAP, FACPMedical Review BoardAkron, OH20172022Akron General HospitalAdult and Pediatric Nephrologist
Dodie Stein, SWMedical Review BoardIndianapolis, IN20182023DaVitaMedical Social Worker
Madeline Dzurko,MSW, LSWMedical Review BoardToledo, OH20202023US Renal CareMedical Social Worker
Amr El-Husseini Mohamed, MD, FACP, FASNMedical Review BoardLexington, KY20202023University of KentuckyAssociate Professor of Medicine
Lisa Chelf, RN,BSNMedical Review BoardNew Haven, IN20202023DaVitaFacility Administrator

Grievance Committee

Bylaws state Chair term is 5 year term.
Appointment by year (%): 2016 (100%), 2017 (0%), 2018 (0%), 2019 (0%), 2020 (0%)

MemberTitle/CommitteeStateYear AppointedYear Term EndsAffiliatePosition
Anthony Degenhard, DO, FASNGrievance Committee Chair20162020Nephrologist
Airielle Banaszak, MSW, LISWGrievance Committee 2016N/ADavitaSocial Worker
Susan Heasley, MSEd, RD, LD Grievance Committee 2016N/AUS RenalDietitian
Dodie Stein, MSWGrievance Committee20182021DavitaSocial Worker

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