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meet the staff 


The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' staff works with communities, civic-minded corporate groups, and passionate volunteers to improve the lives of Illinois residents who have been affected by kidney disease.


Deeply dedicated to our mission, our staff oversees a wide range of patient service programs, community education initiatives, and fundraising efforts.

Give us a ring at 312-321-1500.

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Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

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Sara Jane Castro

Senior Director of Marketing
& Communications 

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Rachel DePauw, MPH, CAE

Vice President of Programs

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Monica Fox

Senior Director of Outreach
& Government Relations

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Sheilla Ntambo, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
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work with us

join the fight

Interested in working with Team Kidney full time and joining our forward-thinking staff? Or looking for an exciting internship in health and events located in downtown Chicago?


Click below to explore our current opportunities. 


Full-time, professional employment at our Chicago office.


Part-time and seasonal positions for students and scholars.

team kidney

we're powered by your passion

board of directors

Our board of directors is a community minded team of Illinois residents who are deeply committed to mission and vision of the NKFI.

giving societies

Members of the NKFI Giving Societies demonstrate remarkable support for kidney health, and play a crucial role in our work.

medical advisors

A select team of medical advisors offers the NKFI scientific and clinical expertise, and helps us plan our research initiatives.

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