Board of Directors | East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™

Board of Directors

East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ Board of Directors


Kevin Burris

ETKF Board Chair
CEO of Premier Surgical Associates

We serve these patients daily in our practice, see them frequently and come to personally understand the medical and nonmedical needs of each one. CKD places demands on patients and families that go well beyond simple visits to see their physician. The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ is the only organization in our area that supports these families and their needs for transportation and transplantation preparation working to help them maintain their health and live as “normal” a life as is possible for someone with CKD.

Dickie (Edith) Kaserman

ETKF Secretary

Married to Fred Kaserman for over 50 years
Mother of three grown children
Grandmother to two granddaughters
Member of First Baptist Church, Knoxville
Member of Akima Service Club since 1989

I support ETKF because: I believe in the foundation’s mission to assist kidney patients in the East Tennessee area. By this assistance patients are able to get the help they need for a better life. Also we work at educating the community about kidney disease.

Wes Carruthers

ETKF Treasurer
President, KenJo Markets

I serve and support the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ because of their commitment to serving patients in the local community and making a meaningful, impactful difference in their lives. ETKF continues to grow and increase the number of East Tennesseans served each year; their focus is on individuals in our community which is very important to me and my family.

Steven Cakmes, DDS

General Dentist
Cakmes Dental Studio

I support the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc. because I am dedicated to helping improve the lives of individuals in my community that suffer from kidneydisease. The ETKF serves many East Tennesseans each year with resources such as dental assistance, transportation expenses, outreach and nutritional programs.

Brent E. Hannah, MBA, RRT

Director
Pulmonary, Non-Invasive Vascular, and Transplant Services
University of Tennessee Medical Center

I support the ETKF because I get to witness the results of the foundation’s great work on a daily basis. The ETKF is truly making a difference in the lives of individuals, living in our region, whom suffer from kidney disease.

Amy Pangelinan

Knoxville Market Executive
Highlands Union Bank

I support the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ because my family is affected by kidney disease.

Randy Ross

VP | General Manager
MWC Media Knoxville

I serve and support the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ because there is a genuine ongoing need of assistance for hundreds suffering from Kidney disease in our East Tennessee communities and ETKF is committed to serving local needs 100% of the time.

Not pictured above: Stacy Blue, Dr. Ritu Khanna, MD, Dan McKee, Robert Suggs, Dr. Andrew Young, DDS

 


East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ Advisory Board of Directors


 

Katrina Atchley Arbogast, Attorney

I serve and support the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ to honor the memory of my mom and all the patients like her who courageously fight kidney disease every day.

Stephanie Burgett MSN, APRN-BC

I support the ETKF because of the education and much needed services they provide to those impacted by kidney disease.

Sarah Burton

Branch Manager, Regions Bank
I serve and support the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ because my husband and son suffer from kidney disease. I am passionate about helping others find the support they need while battling this disease.

Monica Flatford

I serve and support the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ because my mother-in-law suffers from Kidney Disease and learning more about it through this organization has helped me to understand her needs better.

Ronald N Sherrill, DPh, MPH

Regional Business Development Manager
Paragon Health Care

I serve and support the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ because the foundation strives to provide much needed services & to give back to patients in our community whom are affected by Kidney disease, effectively, compassionately and efficiently.

Not pictured above: Dr. Oscar Grandas, MD, PLLC, Jim McCammmon, Richard Pangelinan, Dr. Denise Rivers, DO, Dr. Paul Serrell, M.D., Dr. Urath Suresh, M.D.

 


Executive Staff


 

Katie Martin

Executive Director

 


Patient Services Committee


 

The Patient Services Committee is a working committee which meets monthly to evaluate the efficiency, success & improvement of program services provided to hundreds of individuals each month. This dedicated committee consists of the following members: Linda Browning, Victoria Hayes, Meghan Mencer, Aubrey McMillan, Natalie Depp & Katie Martin (*pictured left to right*).

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