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Honoring Our Nephrology Care Team Workers with The CARE Award

Every day nurses, dietitians, nephrology technicians, technologists, social workers, and more show up to ┬ÚÂ╣╔šmadou Kidney Care dialysis centers across the country, tirelessly providing the highest quality of patient care. The Caring About Renal Excellence (CARE) Award is a way to recognize our highest-performing employees across five clinical pillars that exemplify our core values.

╠ř ╠ř ╠ř ╠ř ╠ř ╠řThose pillars are:

  • Quality and Safety,╠řexemplified by employees who make impactful changes that improve quality and safety outcomes as well as establish a culture of safety in our centers.

  • Growth,╠řexemplified by employees serving as advocates for patients, showing respect for others, and leading by example.

  • Clinical Leadership,╠řexemplified by employees using clinical experience to ensure the needs of patients are at the heart of every decision we make.

  • Clinical Excellence,╠řexemplified by employees with passion, dedication, and commitment to setting the highest clinical standards by empowering patients to take steps to live healthier, happier lives.

  • Patient Experience,╠řexemplified by employees serving as coaches to patients in setting goals, instilling confidence, and offering resources to help people with kidney disease thrive.

Recognizing Our 2023 Nursing Winners

  • Aileen Concepcion
  • Amancio Colocado
  • Amanda Sparks
  • Candice Negley
  • Catherine Garcia
  • Dana Walker
  • Irene Birog-Navalta
  • Jason Cope
  • Jessica Kleckner
  • Kimberley Hodge
  • Kristen Barnes
  • Leif Vogel
  • Lois Boone
  • Lynn Mische╠ř
  • Lynne Spagnola
  • Manresa Mascardo Smith
  • Margaret Russell
  • Martha Moore
  • Mikko Labrador
  • Nancy Ramsden
  • Ramon Gillamac
  • Ranulfo Lagado
  • Rinku Sunny
  • Robert Hutson
  • Sacha Stewart
  • Song Yang
  • Tammi Lee
  • Tammy Phillips
  • Tonya Owens
  • Zelia Wilson

  • Brooke Matthews
  • Cristina Montalvo Rosado
  • Elaine Bain
  • Gladys Holmes
  • Glenn Allander
  • Hye Kyoung Lee
  • Joanna Cortez
  • Kari Lockard

  • Kevin Cupples
  • Lisa Cheeks
  • Nichole Andrews
  • Sheri Tripanier
  • Steven Dark
  • Teri Cleveland
  • Tina Godfrey

  • Aaron OÔÇÖReilly
  • Adam Thiel-Wolf
  • Adam Zappia
  • Alexandria Rickman
  • Alma Embry
  • Amanda Anderson
  • Amy Frevert
  • Angela Crawford
  • Arsenio Polestico
  • Ashley Lewis
  • Athina May Sanchez
  • Brian Gregory
  • Calista Pierce
  • Cassandra Leary
  • Chengjun Watson
  • Chiquita Williams
  • Christine Dobson
  • Colleen Pittman
  • Corrina Wisdom
  • Denise Pitts
  • Diane Turner
  • Dulce Ramirez
  • Fatima Tucker
  • Grace Paraiso
  • Hailey Williams
  • Haley Castrejon
  • Heather Christensen
  • Jamie Mattingly
  • Jason Blount
  • Jenna Mcmullen
  • Jennifer Hamilton
  • Jessa Rasay
  • Jocelyn Busque
  • Johnna Gerhart
  • Justin Babcock
  • Laura Clowser
  • Lawana Jenkins
  • Lindsay Unver
  • Lisa Yaden
  • Lorene Mendrek

  • Luis Perez
  • Madee Christian
  • Maria Lugo Gonzalez
  • Marilisa Santos
  • Mario Garza
  • Mary Gallo
  • Meagan Alexander
  • Melissa Buchanan
  • Meriam De Guzman
  • Michael Walker
  • Michele Nordgren
  • Michelle Boyd
  • Michelle Tovar
  • Molly Reehl
  • Monica Cooper
  • Nancy Cartwright
  • Natalie Kuhn
  • Nichole Elliott
  • Nino Reyes
  • Regina Boer
  • Rhodella Ramos-Balagtas
  • Richard Plauche Jr.
  • Rosa Credle
  • Sabrina Lodwick
  • Samantha Little
  • Samuel Starkey
  • Sarah Mackey
  • Sharon Sullivan
  • Shelby Parrish
  • Sheralyn Oman
  • Sherre Shymanski
  • Sonya Harris-Ogunbanjo
  • Stephanie Benson
  • Stephanie Menzel
  • Tabitha Wilson
  • Tania Cochran
  • Tara Counts
  • Terese Campbell
  • Trisha Martin

  • Amy Ryan
  • Ana Rios
  • Andrea Samuels
  • Angela Noll
  • Angelica Beltran
  • Anna Siwiela
  • April Choate
  • Bonnie Heppe
  • Carrie Hott
  • Christie Schrader
  • Christina Diaz
  • Cynthia Schierbeek
  • Deborah Becht
  • Deborah Lamp
  • Delaura Pickle
  • Donald Kirby
  • Donnita Thomas
  • Ebby Peter
  • Eddie Peoples
  • Fiona May Agudong
  • Gerardo Valenzuela
  • Gianna Barberino
  • Idalia Ayuso Guerrero
  • Irene Halim
  • Johanna Garcia-Perez
  • Jordan Holland
  • Joseph Hamilton
  • Juan Higuita
  • Julian Martinez
  • Justin Martin
  • Karina Quintanilla
  • Katherine Kuhn
  • Katie Thomas
  • Kimberley Palmer
  • Kimberly Armstrong

  • Laura Long
  • Leny Ondiviela
  • Lindsey Meyer
  • Lisa Busch
  • Lisa Caldario
  • Lisa Haugh
  • Lori Richards
  • Loweta Honeycutt
  • Luna Fajardo
  • Maida Talens
  • Mary Livingston
  • Maryann Agustin
  • Michael Enoya
  • Michael Joson
  • Michelle Kwon
  • Monica Newell
  • Namrata Khadka
  • Nancy Aziz
  • Naomi Perez
  • Natalia Beatrice Albores
  • Natalie Lewis
  • Nora Creed
  • Patrice Whitten
  • Rizza Martinez
  • Robin Parden
  • Roshunda McElrath
  • Samantha Badalamente
  • Sarah Pavlik
  • Sevie Harleva
  • Shawn McLain
  • Sherice Garris
  • Tammy Walters
  • Von Bryan Ayroso
  • Zhi Zhao

  • Amy Lurie
  • Amy Maurer
  • April Rura
  • Armie Bihis
  • Arvie Grace Legaspi
  • Ashley Flemmings
  • Carmen Santana
  • Christina Baney
  • Concepcion Banas
  • Cynthia Anderson
  • Cynthia Castillo
  • Dione Franklin
  • Edrein Rovi Velasco
  • Emily Benesisto
  • George Abraham
  • Gloria Gambino
  • Glynis Balanay
  • Hananie Felix
  • Heather Adams
  • Heidi Jacobs
  • Hina Makwana
  • Jacqueline Jennings
  • Jacqueline Poggi-Hobble
  • Jason Magnusson
  • Jason Reach
  • Jenaya Ries
  • Junalyn Evanko
  • Katie Dove
  • Kelly Strickland

  • Lacresha Howard
  • Laura Creekmur
  • Linda Warren
  • Lindsay Elkins
  • Lisa Yancy
  • Lorene Givens
  • Lori Shaw
  • Luvelino Torres
  • Mackenzie Havens
  • Mandy Nelson
  • Maria Cruz-Torres
  • Maria Fe Tenebro
  • Marie Lisa Rosensteel
  • Mary Joan Derico
  • Melissa Buchanan
  • Nathaniel Thompson
  • Omayra Rodriguez-Fontanez
  • Pamela White
  • Priscilla Barboza
  • Reuben Sy
  • Saideh Sharifi
  • Samantha Curtis
  • Sandra Williams
  • Shannon Herrin
  • Sherry Palatka
  • Tamara Bainton
  • Tara Goins
  • Teresa Garrett

Recognizing Our 2023 Dietitian╠řWinners

  • Hope Gardener
  • Lu Anderson
  • Martha de la Soujeole

  • Amber Gordon
  • Carol Ball
  • Dorinda Wilson
  • Madge Sims

  • Anne Lietz
  • Blanca D├ívila
  • George Baldwin
  • Kristen Harnage
  • Vanessa Abbood

  • Abigail Gilbert
  • Allison Morris
  • Amera Nelson
  • Anne Marie Gillon Higginbotham
  • Cheryl Lewis
  • Kari Hartel
  • Natalie K Worth

  • Amanda Miller
  • Chassity Spence
  • Corrine Balducci
  • Gaynell Irving
  • Rebecca Ford
  • Suzanne Forsberg

Recognizing Our 2023 Social Worker╠řWinners

  • Debbie Olcese
  • Frances Klopfleisch
  • Molly O'Brien
  • Robin Dixon

  • Matthew M Wall
  • Melissa Adams

  • Amber Brendlan
  • Emily Ruddell
  • Mark Roth
  • Simone Washington
  • Suzanne Brabant

  • Donna Young-Ogata
  • Heather Lephart
  • Irosnelly Ford
  • Jean Walker-Larason
  • Jessica Galati
  • Robin Fair
  • Todd J Sisson

  • Dan Harrington
  • Edeline Cromer
  • Gia Colombo
  • Kelly Karavdic
  • Kennedy Haut
  • Kevin Singletary
  • Melissa Chimenti

Recognizing Our 2022 Nursing Winners

  • Adriana Galindo
  • Aiko Malinowski
  • Aimee Dela Cruz╠ř
  • Aimee Heidelberger
  • Amanda Edwards╠ř
  • Ana Rivera Franceshi
  • Angela Luter
  • Ashley Connell
  • Brandon Smith
  • Charles Glasson
  • Christina Orr
  • Christopher Tatesure
  • Dawn Perkins
  • Deondra Crenshaw
  • Heather Lowe
  • Irish Jianne Bolus
  • Jasmine Tibbits
  • Jeremy Damrell
  • Jessica Franks
  • Jonathan Thompson
  • Judy Mueller
  • Julia Basco
  • Kimberley Helmig
  • Lauren Lackey

  • Maikel Milian Jimenez
  • Marie Binuya
  • Marina Eugenio
  • Natalie Aldana
  • Nicole Whetstone
  • Norma Little
  • Oliver Powell
  • Pamela Pittaway
  • Priscilla Clark
  • Qiufeng Hao
  • Rene Mellijor
  • Shalyce Smith
  • Shana Thompson
  • Shannon Parrish
  • Shara Blackmon
  • Stephanie Bishop
  • Susan Roberts
  • Suzanne Watkins
  • Tiffany Bender
  • Travis Wright
  • Vanessa Cranswick
  • Winston Salcedo
  • Yanitza Negron Mendez

  • Abdelfattah Abounacer
  • Abraham Estrella
  • Arvin Quinto
  • Britney McBurnett
  • Candi McCauley
  • Carrie Lively
  • Carrie Raile
  • Catherine Smith
  • Christopher Cartagena
  • Corrie Salas
  • Denise Blake
  • Diana Lopez
  • Eva Sabanal
  • Felicitas Cu
  • Iwona Zyskowski
  • Jarie Sampson
  • Kareen Simpers
  • Kary Karkiewicz
  • Kathy Lamb
  • Kelly McGrath
  • Keosha Parker
  • Kim Keim

  • Krishna Barragan
  • Lacey Hrubes
  • Lesley Hardin
  • Luca Manfroi
  • Lucrecia Peralta
  • Margaret Kumi
  • Maria Sanchez
  • Maricar De Vera
  • Mayreli Vega Alicea
  • Patricia Barbour
  • Regina Jones
  • Rene Diaz
  • Robin Demulder
  • Salim Koutah
  • Sarah Severt
  • Sharon McCown
  • Sharon Shamin
  • Timothy Griffin
  • Travis Wright
  • Trudy Berlin
  • Vanessa Lynch

  • Adrianne Whedbee
  • Amanda Mata
  • Andrea Robinson
  • Anna Laura Kintu
  • Arleen Lopez Vale
  • Beth Tornetta
  • Beulah Claiborne
  • Brian Flemmer
  • Cassie Barczak
  • Chad Cline
  • Chelsea Sanchez
  • Deirdre Fay
  • Elizabeth Benitez
  • Emma Kelly
  • Helengrace Somvang
  • Jackie Bailey
  • James Thoms
  • Jashlyn Lebron Santiago
  • Jennifer Wilson
  • Joan MacWilliam
  • Karyn Chiavaroli
  • Kathy Roberts
  • Kaylyn Perez

  • Kelly Ford
  • Kristin Dickson
  • Lalita Budhu
  • Laura Benton
  • Laura Jenkins
  • Lester Contrador
  • Lillian Branch
  • Linda Stone
  • Lindsey Pan
  • Luz Gamiao
  • Maria Cox-Wiggins
  • Rebecca Williams
  • Robin Robertson
  • Rose Marie Uang
  • Roxeen Mclean
  • Ryankeith Joseph
  • Sandra Burnam
  • Sarah Ihrer
  • Stacey Pearl
  • Stefanie Absher
  • Stephanie Hobbie
  • Taylor Hartzell
  • Tosha Taylor

  • Andrea Tillman
  • Belinda Buenaventura
  • Branna Kimbrough
  • Carmen Marquez Salas
  • Carolyn Risher
  • Celita Noce
  • Chantal Poulard-enfort
  • Cheryl Glidden
  • Connie Takemoto
  • Crystal Bryan
  • Crystal Houston
  • Cynthia Williams
  • Darcy Leszinske
  • Denise Blake
  • Dwan Darden
  • Edmund Eddie Mosquera
  • Eileen Jagielski
  • Gwendolyn Williams-Gay
  • Holly Branaman
  • Jacqueline Vazquez
  • Jamie Lewis
  • Jayleen Monge Delgado
  • Jeffrey Ryan
  • Jennifer Hughes
  • Jimi Tyler

  • Josephine Afriyie-Morris
  • Joylin Ordonio
  • Judy Weaver
  • Julia Zaonegina
  • Kathleen Talbot
  • Lasheka Pennington
  • Lee Nelson
  • Madelaine Sachs
  • Makaila Heath
  • Maria Nunez
  • Marianne Fischer-House
  • Marie-Claire Zamor
  • Myra Langeneck
  • Quwara Clark
  • Roselyn Everett
  • Sarah Cortese
  • Shawna Wiemer
  • Tiffany Sewell
  • Tracy Quezada-Mendoza
  • Valerie Ohar
  • Vanda Murphy
  • Victor Celestino Casabuena
  • Wendy Moore
  • Wilson So
  • Yunhee Lee

  • Alex Iroha
  • Amanda Sparks
  • Andrea Kramer
  • Angela Rosas-Byrne
  • Anna Johnson
  • April Singleton
  • April Trinosky-Curtis
  • Astrid Vega
  • Candace Golabek
  • Carl Hoadley
  • Casey Shuler
  • Christine McKeown
  • Christine Otieno
  • Cierra Little
  • Courtney Mace
  • Cynthia Mann
  • Deana Warren
  • Deborah Morris
  • Deserae Miglucci
  • Emma West
  • Erna Sontillanosa
  • Evelyn Rodriguez-colon
  • Gifty Ankrah
  • Giovanna Herbas Lazarte
  • Grace Spring
  • Jaclyn Edens
  • Jacqueline Norris
  • Janet VanCleve
  • Jason Vancea
  • Jennifer Scarlett
  • Jody Madray
  • Josephine Ramirez
  • Kari Thomas
  • Kelly Cherry

  • Keva Charlton
  • Kimberly Bowyer
  • Kimberly Pope
  • Laura Forcum
  • Laura Schnur
  • Leroy Ducote Jr
  • Linda Tsui
  • Margaret Stephens
  • Maria De Mesa
  • Marie Janeth Hidalgo
  • Marsha Little
  • Melisa Gomez
  • Michele Owens
  • Millicent Jones
  • Misleidys Lemus
  • Morgan Thames
  • Natahsha Green
  • Nicole Ricketts
  • Oliver Mendoza
  • Patti Dennison
  • Phoebe Jackson
  • Rod Rose
  • Ronnie Cooper
  • Rose Stringer
  • Salvador Villegas Aranda
  • Sandra Sargent
  • Sharon Cibulka
  • Sheryl Sowell
  • Susheela Nandagopalan
  • Timothy Tenhumberg
  • Trish Colon
  • Yvonne Robinson
  • Zaida Negron

Recognizing Our 2022 Nephrology╠řTechnician and

Technologist Winners

  • Allison Roberson
  • Amanda Buss
  • Anabelle Cruz
  • Caitlin Oliver
  • Candace Griffin
  • Charles Powell
  • Christopher Garretson
  • Damaris Elliott
  • Danuta Lunguana
  • Diego Gonzalez-Martinez
  • Enoka Nahoopii
  • Evelyn Bennett
  • Flora Manning
  • Gloria Bellamy
  • Griselda Alegria
  • Janet McQuiston
  • Jason Moss
  • Jason Sicat
  • Jennifer Silva
  • Jilann Dibble
  • Joe Nodales
  • Kaitlyn Goodman
  • Katarzyna Trytko

  • Katie Johnson
  • Kaylee Dover
  • Keirstin Hansen
  • Lana Screeton
  • Laterica Patterson
  • Ma Tessa Gueco
  • Manju Mathew
  • Marvin Trinidad
  • Melanie Anderson
  • Mersady Baltes
  • Micole Dejohn
  • Michelle Huff
  • Michelle Parker
  • Nancy Murphy
  • Oma Renee Morgan
  • Otis Wright
  • Patrick Borders
  • Quentin Moyer
  • Randi Hamilton
  • Rebecca Meiners
  • Roshawn Epps
  • Yennifer Rivera

  • Andrea Rose Miner
  • Angelica Camagong
  • Audrey Milburn
  • Breanna Louisa Torres
  • Chasity Hanson
  • Cynthia Hampton
  • Dawn McMenamy
  • Dawn Robertson
  • Effie Nichols
  • Hailey Giggey
  • Jacqueline Lewis
  • Janell Vineyard
  • Julie Christensen
  • Katherine Royer
  • Kimberly Terrance
  • LaShunda Hudson
  • Ling Chan-Wong
  • Lisa Blanchard
  • Lisa Susco
  • Macauley Useldinger

  • Maribel Rodriguez
  • Martina Morgan
  • Melody Bethea
  • Myra Bland
  • Pamela Palmer
  • Patricia Camacho
  • Paula Flaherty
  • Polly Collins
  • Ryan White
  • Santy Kurian
  • Sara Cunningham
  • Sharon Malone
  • Shelba Jones
  • Shelby Scott
  • Stephanie Cronin
  • Sylvia McLean
  • Tonya Parrish
  • Tracy D. Dale
  • Vannie Spencer
  • Wendy Gibson

  • Alvin Morrison
  • Amber Henson
  • Anfretrenette Daniels
  • Ashley Kellum
  • Ashley Woods
  • Braidan Hostetler
  • David Cranor
  • Desirae Ferrer-Sistoza
  • Donna Little
  • Elizabeth Martin
  • Elizabeth Paulik
  • Ericka Jew
  • Felicia Papantoniou
  • Heather Daly
  • Henry Martinez
  • Jack Mendes
  • Jason Bishop
  • Jecada Gabriel
  • Jennifer Fiediga
  • Jennifer Rowe Green
  • John Larsen
  • Jordan Newbanks
  • Joy Claudio
  • Joy Snook
  • Julie Johnkutty

  • Keith Tucker
  • Kelley Buelow
  • Kenneth Coakley
  • Leandro Barros
  • Leesha Smith
  • Linda Davis
  • Lisa Taylor
  • Maria Ledezma
  • Maria Pineda
  • Michael Hammill
  • Michael Riggs
  • Michele Zepp
  • Nancy Autrey
  • Rachael Allegre
  • Randolf Rasco
  • Reyna Jacquez
  • Richard Furlong
  • Robin Rice
  • Sandra Darick
  • Sharon Shepherd
  • Skye-Amber Goolsby
  • Tamasia Calloway
  • Termeshia Remley
  • Timothy Hildreth

  • Amanda Schwandt
  • Andria Dreitzler
  • Angilene Vela
  • Annette Moore
  • Ashley Pezzelle
  • Barbara Valentin
  • Brantley Mongin
  • Brianna Nicholson
  • Caitlin Honaker
  • Carrie Tetreault
  • Cassandra Knuth
  • Chantell Orschell
  • Charlene Lachney
  • Christina Locklear
  • Christina Nugent
  • Christine Ivy
  • Cyril Sola
  • Daniel McHugh
  • Eloisa Howard
  • Emmanuel Romero
  • Gina Ham
  • Heather Hirbe
  • Jacqueline Harris
  • Jocelyn Mardius

  • Julia Cata
  • Keysha Jennings
  • Krista Avis
  • Lakisha Jones
  • Lisa Gariano
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Louis Wilson
  • Lyrissa Wash
  • Maria Akula
  • Marissa Valdez
  • Melissa Grace
  • Morgan Robinson
  • Nasara Bost Money
  • Rodson Cister
  • Rosemarie Wilson
  • Salaevalu Filoi
  • Sarah Baker
  • Selam Alemework
  • Shay Griffin
  • Syreeta Cullins
  • Traci Hall
  • Zenaida Rodriguez
  • Zofia Ziecina

  • Amanda Steele
  • April Tomlin
  • Ashley Steel
  • Autumn Phillips
  • Benjun Velasco
  • Beverly Lewis
  • Brittany Roddy
  • Calvin Gee
  • Carolyn White╠ř
  • Chaka Johnson
  • Christine Mojar
  • Christopher Mirque
  • Christopher Outlaw
  • Cori French
  • Cynthia Conrad
  • Daneille Griffin
  • Daniellys Hanna
  • Derek Downs
  • Dwendy Parlin
  • Edna Castro
  • Eduardo Pacheco Garcia
  • Emberly Nakhornsak
  • Emily Helton
  • Gail Farmer
  • Gerald Echon
  • Hai Nguyen
  • Heidi Mitchell
  • Henry Martinez
  • Ian Hilderman
  • Jamal Simon
  • Jamie Fowlkes
  • Jefferson Vega
  • Jessica Williams Brown

  • Julie Cavasos
  • Katie Reyes
  • Laconya Bearden
  • Madinah Moori
  • Marek Izbicki
  • Marie Allyn
  • Melissa Beltran-Vopata
  • Merlain Ysam
  • Micca Joy Valdez
  • Michael Chambers
  • Michael Jones
  • Miranda Hinkle
  • Nathan Abner
  • Nicko Murray
  • Nicole Lambus
  • Nina Hinton
  • Olayomi Adurota
  • Onella Jones
  • Pamela Atwood
  • Pammy Sturgeon
  • Patricia Cabrera
  • Patricia Isley
  • Rasheedah Williams
  • Reginald Mathieu
  • Shakaina Richardson
  • Shamekia Moore
  • Shavon Perkins
  • Shelia Henderson
  • Tammy Nelson
  • Tanisha Stith
  • Thomas Accaria
  • Wanda Brock

Celebrate Our╠řNominees

In addition to our winners, see a list╠řof╠řour stellar nominees.

Become Part of a Team That Cares

┬ÚÂ╣╔šmadou Kidney Care employs a diverse population of clinical staff to support our patientsÔÇÖ needs. We also have a variety of programs aimed at helping employees advance their careers, including tuition reimbursement. Help make a difference in the life of someone on dialysis by joining our team.

Employee Spotlights

Read stories of some stellar ┬ÚÂ╣╔šmadou Kidney Care employees who lead by example. These employees are not necessarily CARE Award winners, but they have been recognized by supervisors for their excellent service.

┬ÚÂ╣╔šmadou Kidney Care Nurse Tanisha Leonard Champions Professional Development

Kemethia Sylvester's Career Growth with ┬ÚÂ╣╔šmadou Kidney Care

Our Renal DietitianÔÇÖs Path to Her Dream Job