MEET OUR TEAM
Andi and Tucker Callaway founded The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation in 2017 after their son Wilson was diagnosed. Ever since, their mission has been to provide direct support to patients and their families.
Team NSF is the driving force behind The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation. From hosting fundraisers, to planning events, and working directly with our community, this team is here for YOU.
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.
When Dana's daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in 2021, she knew that this journey required a community. A community that understands the unique challenges while offering support and encouragement for her daughter, her family, and her role as a patient mom. When she found NSF, she knew that she was not alone and found a community that inspired her to want to do more for others like her.
Dana has a passion for stories, communication, organization, and creativity. Her career includes extensive work experience with non-profit organizations, communication, and event planning. She is passionate about supporting those walking this NS journey. At home, you'll find her writing, reading, enjoying a cup of coffee, or exploring walking trails. She lives with her husband (Ryan), her three kids (Jackson, Garrett, and Kennedy), and two Golden-doodles (Cooper and Allie) in Livermore, CA.
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.
Program & Events Coordinator
Sarrina joined NSF as a college intern in January of 2020. Since then, Sarrina has continued to be involved in various aspects of NSF helping with everything from events, to back-office responsibilities and financial reporting. Now as the Program and Event coordinator, Sarrina helps to plan events for our NSF sponsors, supporters and patient's families.
After graduating from Saint Mary's College of California, with a B.S. in Finance, Sarrina moved to San Francisco.
A fun fact about Sarrina's connection to NSF is that while in high school and before NSF was founded, Sarrina's leadership class put on a fundraiser and raised awareness for what would eventually become The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation.
Brian joined Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation in 2023. He holds a bachelor's degree from Barton College (NC) and has completed graduate study in nonprofit management at LSU. Prior to NSF , Brian has held roles in development with increasing responsibility at Campbell University, Louisburg College, American Heart Association, Wake Forest Baptist Health, and more. He is skilled in strategic planning, corporate and foundation relations, grant writing, major gifts, board development and capital campaigns. Brian also has two children, ages 17 and 11.
Patient Support Advocate
Ann is a mother of four and wife to her husband Kevin for 35 years. A retired social worker, Ann has a passion for volunteer work with her children's schools, youth sports and church. Ann also enjoys cycling, skiing, hiking, gardening, knitting and spending with her family and puppy (Mabel Rae).
Ann and Kevin's son Spencer was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome as a child (and still has it as an adult). Ann has first-hand experience navigating dietary restrictions, managing associated family stress, being a medical advocate, and finding alternative pathways that bring joy and normalcy to young patients.
Currently a Junior double majoring in Communication and Marketing at Saint Mary's College in Moraga. She has a passion for communication, living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle and learning. Kat has been a part of both her High School and College Leadership programs, working with local business, students and her community.
She is passionate about curating an experience that will leave a lasting impact on those she comes across. In her free time, she is constantly reading or writing, obsessing over her dog (Max) or at a Pilates class.
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.