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.
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.
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.
JOIN OUR TEAM!
The below positions are currently open for application.
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Program & Events Coordinator - part-time (15-20 hours / week).
This is a hands-on role involving general project management, event planning and execution, back-office support, clerical / computer work, light finance, digital marketing, etc., in support of NSF's programs and mission. An extremely rewarding opportunity, we are looking for an individual who has the bandwidth to dedicate to our organization. Work is primarily (90%) from home with some on-site coordination of our program supplies, misc. errands, staffing of events, etc. Transportation / car is required. Must be local to the East Bay, CA.
NSF College Intern - part-time (5-10 hours / week).
NSF’s Intern program offers a unique opportunity to get involved in a growing organization, hone entrepreneurial skills in a wide variety of areas, while doing great things for an important cause. Our Intern is a key part of our team and holds a meaningful role for NSF. The opportunity is available for those who are truly committed and have the time and energy to make a meaningful contribution to the cause. Past Interns estimate time ranges from 5-10 hours a week. The role offers a unique opportunity to see virtually every aspect of a small organization and provides experience in everything from marketing to finance to events, even sales and project management. This role is best suited for those who are efficient at time management, and who wish to be part of a growing team and meaningful cause. Transportation / car is required. Must be local to the East Bay, CA. This is a paid internship.