Working to support families, educate our community, and fight Nephrotic Syndrome
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.
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.
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.
Kaylee joined our team in 2020 and is an Alamo Native. She is currently a Senior at Saint Mary's College studying Business Finance and hoping to work as a Financial Advisor after she graduates.
She loves cooking (especially fun plant-based recipes) and traveling. She spent time broadening her horizons and studying abroad in Barcelona, and hopes to continue exploring the Bay Area and around the globe.
High School Intern
Yojit joined our team in 2020. Currently he is a senior at California High School and is interested in Business/Finance, hoping to gain experience for college.
He loves photography and camping. Going around the bay taking pictures has created a new way to look at the world and through boy scouts he has made many lifelong memories.