ESRD Divisional Board (EDB)

Bylaws state 5 year term. Chair term does not apply.
Percent of Member Terms Ending by Year:  2017 (53%), 2018 (7%), 2019 (27%), 2020 (13%)

MemberTitle/CommitteeLocationYear AppointedYear Term EndsAffiliatePosition
Robert Brown, MDESRD Divisional Board ChairBoston, MA20132017DaVita Brookline DialysisNephrologist
Gilbert W. BlissGrievance Committee MemberGreenfield, NH20162020N/AConsumer Representative
Steve Bogatz, MBA, MSW, LCSW, NSW-CGrievance Committee ChairNewington, CT20132017Dialysis Center of NewingtonSocial Worker
Roy GrahamPatient Advisory Committee Chair/IPRO Board Co-ChairMeriden, CT20152019N/AConsumer Representative
Adam GoldsteinSubject Matter ExpertHamden, CT20162020N/AConsumer Representative
David Henner, DOMedical Review Board Chair/Forum Medical Advisory Committee RepresentativePittsfield, MA20132017Berkshire Medical CenterNephrologist
Susan Jamison, RN, BSNTurner, ME20132017Umbagog DialysisHome Therapies Nurse
Karen Lofty, LICSWMedical Review Board MemberAmesbury, MA20142018Fresenius Kidney CareSocial Worker
Lynne McLeodProvidence, RI20152019Rhode Island HospitalTransplant Manager
Patricia Murray, RN, CNNRutland, VT20152019Rutland DialysisRenal Nurse
Jennifer Nelms, RDMedical Review Board MemberNewburyport, MA20152019Fresenius Kidney CareRenal Dietitian
Julia Neuringer, MDNewton, MA20132017ARA Wellesly DialysisNephrologist
Paul Pronovost, MD, FACP, FASNWaterbury, CT20132017Dialysis Associated SpecialistsNephrologist
Jeffrey Rimmer, MDBurlington, VT20132017Fletcher Allen Health CareNephrologist
Ruth Rudnick, RN, CNNHAI Learning and Action NetworkBennington, VT20132017Southwestern Vermont Medical CenterRenal Nurse

Medical Review Board (MRB)

Bylaws state 5 year term. Chair term does not apply. No compensation provided for members.
Percent of Member Terms Ending by Year: 2017 (18%), 2018 (6%), 2019 (23%), 2020 (18%), 2021 (35%)

MemberTitle/CommitteeLocationYear AppointedYear Term EndsAffiliatePosition
David Henner, DOMedical Review Board Chair/Forum Medical Advisory Committee Representative/ESRD Divisional Board MemberPittsfield, MA20132017Berkshire Medical CenterNephrologist
Steve Bogatz, MBA, MSW, LCSW, NSW-CGrievance Committee Chair/ESRD Divisional Board MemberNewington, CT20132017Dialysis Center of NewingtonSocial Worker
Kristin Brickel, RN, MSN, MHA, CNNMA, ME, NH20162021DaVita RegionalClinical Service Specialist
Neera Dahl, MD New Haven, CT20152019DaVita New Haven Nephrologist
Phoebe Fuentes, RNBoston, MA20162021Massachusetts General HospitalHome Therapies Nurse
Amitabh Gautam, MS, BS, MS, FRCSBoston, MA20162021Boston Medical CenterTransplant Surgeon
Adam Goldstein Subject Matter ExpertNorth Haven, CT20162020N/AConsumer Representative
Dana Grady, RN, CNN MA, ME, NH20162020Fresenius Kidney Care Director of Education
Roy GrahamPatient Advisory Committee Chair/IPRO Board Co-ChairMeriden, CT20152019N/AConsumer Representative
Susie Hu, MD Providence, RI20152019Rhode Island HospitalNephrologist
Karen Lofty, LICSW ESRD Divisional Board MemberAmesbury, MA20152019Fresenius Kidney Care Social Worker
Victoria Malara, RN New Haven, CT20162020DaVita Health Care PartnersGroup Facility Administrator
Jennifer Nelms, RDESRD Divisional Board MemberNewburyport, MA20152019Fresenius Kidney Care Renal Dietitian
Jeffrey Rimmer, MD Burlington, VT20132017Fletcher Allen Health Care Nephrologist
Caroline Rochon, MD, FACSHartford, CT20162021Hartford Hospital Transplant ProgramTransplant Surgeon
Evan Smith, LCSW, MBAWestern MA20162021Fresenius Kidney CareDirector of Operations
Jie Tang, MD, M.Sc, MPH, FASNMedical Director20162021University Medicine, Brown School of Medicine Nephrologist

Grievance Committee

Bylaws state Chair term is 5 year term. No compensation provided for members.
Percent of Member Terms Ending by Year: 2017 (0%), 2018 (30%), 2019 (0%), 2020 (70%)

MemberTitle/CommitteeLocationYear AppointedYear Term EndsAffiliatePosition
Steve Bogatz, MBA, MSW, LCSW, NSW-CGrievance Committee Chair/ESRD Divisional Board MemberNewington, CT20152019Dialysis Center of NewingtonSocial Worker
Gilbert W. BlissESRD Divisional Board MemberGreenfield, NH2013N/AN/AConsumer Representative
Megan Gervais, LCSWShelton, CT2015N/AShelton DialysisSocial Worker
Kim Livingston, RNStoneham, MA2015N/AFresenius Kidney Care StonehamRenal Nurse
Heather C. Johnston Nichols, RNNew London, CT2013N/ANew London DialysisPD Renal Nurse
Ben Mahoney, LICSWMedford, MA2015N/AMedford DialysisSocial Worker
Gail Petrucci, RN, CDNStamford, CT2015N/AStamford DialysisRenal Nurse
Amy-Jo ReidWaterbury, CT2015N/ADaVita Waterbury Heights DialysisFacility Administrator
Doug Shemin, MD, FACPProvidence, RI2013N/AFresenius Kidney Care of WarwickNephrologist
Elisabeth Tillotson, BSN, RNBiddeford, ME2015N/AYork County Dialysis CenterRenal Nurse