Founder & President
Andi and her husband Tucker founded The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation in 2017 after their own son Wilson was diagnosed. Andi recognized a need in the community, and made it her mission to provide much needed direct support and encouragement for patients and families in this journey. With the help of NSF's supporters and Board, Andi and her team at NSF have created valuable programs benefitting patient families around the world.
Andi's extensive career in finance, time in the non-profit world, and personal experience with NS all contribute to her ability to uniquely see what is needed by those in this journey. Ask Andi; however, and she will tell you it is the patient families in this journey who inspire her to make NSF a success. Andi lives with her husband Tucker, kids Wilson, Lila, and puppy Chief in Alamo, CA.
Bryn joined our team in 2021 as our Assistant Director, helping with events and programs as well as critical behind the scenes elements. A graduate of Cal Poly, she has a big heart for people, nonprofit work, and the planet. When she isn’t hard at work with NSF, you can find her writing music, singing in her church’s band, reading or painting. She loves to hike, exercise, and cook and bake gluten free showing people how delicious that lifestyle can be! “I love helping people and it is my daily goal to make people laugh".
Marketing & Backpacks of Hope Coordinator
Riley started as a Marketing Intern for NSF in 2018 and (luckily for NSF) never left! Always at the ready with the latest in website features and marketing campaign offerings, Riley is the heart of NSF's communications. Riley also lends her behind the scenes technical expertise to support Backpacks of Hope, offering direct support for newly diagnosed patients.
Riley now lives in LA, having recently graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, with a BA in Psychology and Public Health.
Programs and Communications Coordinator
Shary is joining the NSF team in 2022 as the Programs & Communications Coordinator, where she will be supporting various programs, events, and aspects of collaboration. A graduate of UCLA, she brings both her interest in technology and passion for helping communities through nonprofit work, having served as a volunteer/mentor at community centers such as schools, shelters, and libraries throughout California.
Though she is currently studying to shift into the tech world, Shary loves creating art (both digital and traditional), cooking, and traveling in her free time, immersing herself in different cultures and languages. She is thrilled for the opportunity to contribute not only to the NSF team, but to the incredible patients and families in their journeys.
Vanessa joined NSF in 2021 taking on the important role as NSF's Finance intern. Vanessa is currently a third year student at the University of California, Berkeley, and hopes to pursue a career in finance, specifically investment banking after college.
When Vanessa is not at school, or helping at NSF, she enjoying spending time with her family. Additionally, Vanessa loves to exercise and enjoys doing yoga and weightlifting. Vanessa is excited about joining the NSF team, and feels blessed with the opportunity to aid the foundation and young warriors it supports in any way she can!
High School Intern
Currently a sophomore at De La Salle High School. Isaiah hopes to major in either pre-law or political science in College. He is volunteering for NSF so he can support other people who are experiencing the physical and mental challenges of having Nephrotic Syndrome.
Isaiah's favorite hobbies are running, juggling a soccer ball, and watching any type of sports. During running, he feels a greater connection to nature and feels at ease.
Melissa joined NSF in 2019 and supports all aspects of the Foundation, providing her experience and support in everything from grants to the volunteer organization, to PR and events. Melissa has had an extensive career in corporate marketing and advertising, as well as years of experience in corporate development. A long time member of The National Charity League, Melissa served several terms on NCL's Rolling Hills Chapter Board of Directors. Melissa continues to be a major part of our team but has moved into a volunteer capacity.
Melissa is well connected within her community, and is always the first to offer a smile and a kind word. She lives in San Ramon with her husband David, two daughters and devoted pup.
JOIN OUR TEAM!
The below positions are currently open for application.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply.
The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation is looking for a motivated, independent, organized and compassionate professional to manage the development arm of our organization and augment the work of the Founder. The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation is in the early stages of growth, and the individual in this role will be a critical player in the future success of NSF as we move into new and exciting territory making an impact on this fight. Learn More.