The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) serving Upstate and Western New York has announced the appointment of six local residents to its Board of Directors.
“We’re honored to have some of our community’s most upstanding members working to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease in the region,” said Megan Alchowiak, Community Outreach Manager for the NKF.
Newly appointed members to the Board of Directors include:
- Marilynn Garbarino, Board Chair; Sales Manager, 13WHAM-Television in Rochester.
- Paul Bernstein, MD, Board Secretary; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at Rochester General Hospital/University of Rochester.
- Kevin Ryan, Board Treasurer; Attorney, Harris Beach PLLC in Pittsford.
- Boyd Marston; Club Manager, Sam’s Club on Elm Ridge Center Drive in Rochester.
- Jonathan Bress, MD, Medical Advisory Chair; Nephrologist at Rochester General Hospital.
- Jonathan Gonzalez; Vice President of Finance, Bill Grays Inc. in Webster.
The Board of Directors oversees resource development, including special events such as the NKF Cadillac Golf Classic and the Kidney Walk, and operational initiatives aimed at advancing the mission of the organization. The board will build on established National Kidney Foundation prevention, awareness and treatment efforts to target those at highest risk for developing kidney disease and the primary care providers who diagnose and treat these patients.
“These members have already demonstrated their deep commitment to the kidney cause on the local level,” said Alchowiak. “They will be crucial in helping us bring awareness to the population about the impact kidney disease has on people’s lives, and what can be done to combat this growing problem.”
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information, visit www.kidney.org