Front: Lionelle Miller, Anna Sumner, Rhonda Victor, Deanna Sybert, Laurie Hines, Lisa Parnell, Valerie Hardesty, Zachary Arnold
Back: Alexandra Garrick, Kunal Malhotra, Renata Sledge, Leanne Peace, Virginia Beatty, Catherine Ashbaugh, Kathleen Davis, Cheryl Wade Coleman, Melissa Krapf, Marie Philipneri, Jennifer Fleeman, Cindy Carr, Bill Morrissey, Tammy Turner

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


Zachary Arnold
Patient Advocate
Catherine Ashbaugh, ACNS, BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Missouri, Columbia
Natalie Carlson, MS, RD, LD
Washington University, Saint Louis
Cheryl Wade Coleman
Patient Advocate
Giselle Kohler, MD
Springfield Nephrology Associates, Springfield
Nikki Love-McIntyre
Patient Advocate
St. Louis Area
Kunal Malhotra, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Missouri, Columbia
Leanne Peace, MSW, MHA
Area Operations Manager
Dialysis Clinics, Inc.
Marie Philipneri, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis
Renata Sledge, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor
Fontbonne University
Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Social Worker
KC Metro Area
Preethi Yerram, MD
Professor of Medicine University of Missouri, Columbia


MoKP Advisory Council Partners

Cindy Carr
Missouri SHIP
Virginia Beatty
DHSS, MO Organ and Tissue Donor Program
Kathleen Davis
National Kidney Foundation
Alexandra Garrick
National Kidney Foundation
Bill Morrissey, PharmD
Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy
Debbie Ulm
Network 12
Mark Wakefield, MD
School of Medicine, University of Missouri

Contact Us

(573) 882-2506         (800) 733-7345         Fax: (573) 882-0167
2800 Maguire Blvd. Suite C202 Columbia, MO 65211

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