MoKP Staff

Front row: Patty Parker; Bridget Andrews; Preethi Yerram, MD; Laura Hesemann, MD, MSCI
Back row: Cheryl Cress; Representative J. Eggleston; Christy Duffel;
Frank O’Brien, MD; Marie Philipneri, MD, PhD
Not pictured: Wally Bender, MD;  Natalie Carlson; Giselle Kohler, MD; Kelsey Rickets; Mark Wakefield, MD

The Advisory Council provides expert direction to the director and staff of MoKP. The council advocates for and champions continued support of the program on behalf of all Missourians affected by kidney disease.

Council membership are individuals with knowledge, expertise and experience from organizations and health care disciplines with a direct interest in serving people with kidney disease, including patient advocates and a member-at-large from the Missouri General Assembly.

MoKP Advisory Council Members

Bridget Andrews, MSW, LCSW
Lead Social Worker
Fresenius Kidney Care, St. Louis
Walter Bender, MD
Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Clinton
Natalie Carlson, MS, RD, LD
Washington University, Saint Louis
Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN
Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Washington University, St. Louis
Christy Duffel, MSW, LCSW
Social Worker
Ozarks Dialysis Services, Springfield
Laura E. Hesemann, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Health & Medicine
University of Missouri, Columbia
Giselle Kohler, MD
Springfield Nephrology Associates, Springfield
Frank O’Brien, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Renal Division
Washington University in St. Louis
Patty Parker, BSN
Branson Dialysis, Branson
Marie Philipneri, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis
Kelsey Rickets
Social Worker
Fresenius Kidney Care, Kansas City
Preethi Yerram, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Nephrology
University of Missouri, Columbia

MoKP Advisory Council Partners

Virginia Beatty
DHSS, MO Organ and Tissue Donor Program
Bill Morrissey, PharmD
Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy
Kathleen Davis
National Kidney Foundation
Debbie Ulm
Network 12
Mark Wakefield, MD
School of Medicine, University of Missouri
J. Eggleston
Missouri General Assembly Representative

Contact Us

(573) 882-2506         (800) 733-7345         Fax: (573) 882-0167
2800 Maguire Blvd. Suite B110 Columbia, MO 65211

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