Working to support families, educate our community, and fight Nephrotic Syndrome
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.
Founder & President
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 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.
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.
Marketing & Backpacks of Hope Coordinator
Currently a Junior at Saint Mary's College in Moraga California, Sarrina supports every aspect of NSF. Sarrina brings her youthful expertise, creativity and technology know-how to support events, finance, operations, volunteer relationships, fundraising and donor communications. A top performing student of Business Administration and Finance, Sarrina has a passion for service, and hopes to continue work in financial planning for underserved populations.
Helga supports The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation as B.Hope Day Event Coordinator, helping curate and ship Backpacks of Hope for newly diagnosed children and young adults. Born in Peru and raised in the Bay Area and has a strong background in non-profit work, including the Prom Dress Pop-Up Event for underprivileged girls, which she managed in the East Bay, CA with her three daughters.