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Adrienne Holden, LMSW, CCM

Adrienne strives to meet the needs of her patients with an empathetic, thoughtful approach.

Alan Schwartz Psy.D.

Alan L. Schwartz, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been with the ChristianaCare since 1993.

Aline Stant, MSN, RN

Aline Stant, MSN, is the Living Donor Coordinator for the Kidney Transplant Program. Find out more on our website.

Alison Purner, MSN, RN

Alison has gained extensive cardiac/vascular interventional experience along with numerous years of knowledge in critical care.

Anna B. Filip, M.D.

Anna B. Filip, M.D., is a family medicine physician at ChristianaCare. She is the associate program director of the Family Medicine residency program.

Ashley Panichelli, M.D.

Dr Panichelli received her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2015.

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Barbara Demyanovich

Barbara has been with the Kidney Transplant Program since 2011 as our Transplant Financial Coordinator. Barbara is a vital part of our team.

Bettina Tweardy Riveros

As chief health equity officer, Bettina Tweardy Riveros is responsible for leading health policy and engaging community stakeholders in partnerships.

Brett E Herb, DSW, LCSW

Brett E. Herb, DSW, LCSW, is the Program Manager for the Gender Wellness Program at ChristianaCare. Dr. Herb joined ChristianaCare in 2006.

Bruce M. Boman, M.D., Ph.D., MSPH, FACP

Renowned for his work in colorectal cancer, and a cancer survivor himself since 2000, Bruce M. Boman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Catalina Read, BSN, CCTC

Catalina Read BSN, CCTC is a transplant coordinator for the program. She is a graduate of Villanova University and has a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Chaney Stewman, M.D.

Chaney Stewman, M.D. specializes in sports medicine at ChristianaCare and is the associate director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program.

Christy Sentman, RN

Christy has the distinct privilege of working with patients to help coordinate their medical care in the days, months, and years after kidney transplant.

Clare Shumate, RN, BSN

As Senior Transplant Coordinator, Clare is highly skilled in the care of the transplant patient, as well as transplant coordination.

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Donna Truman

As an Office Assistant, Donna ensures that patients are scheduled promptly for necessary appointments.

Douglas P. Azar, MHA

Douglas P. Azar, MHA, is senior vice president, Strategic Clinical Integration and executive director, eBrightHealth ACO.

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Eileen Edge, MSW, LCSW

In 1992, Eileen began working in the transplant field with renal patients at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia as a licensed social worker.

Elise Hogan M.D., MPH

Elise Hogan M.D., MPH is a Family Medicine physician at ChristianaCare. Dr. Hogan received her BS in Biochemistry from Clemson University.

Emily Pruitt, MSN

Emily Pruitt, MSN, is the program’s living-donor coordinator. A 1996 graduate of the University of Delaware in Newark.

Eric Kmiec, Ph.D.

Since 2014 Eric Kmiec, Ph.D. has directed the Gene Editing Institute of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at ChristianaCare.

Erica Atchison, BSN, RN, CCRN-K

Erica works with all members of the Kidney Transplant team and partners with many departments to ensure we serve you with the highest quality care.

Erin Kavanaugh, M.D., FAAFP

Erin Kavanaugh, M.D., is a practicing family physician, Delaware native and DIMER program graduate.

Evan Bilheimer, M.D.

Evan Bilheimer, M.D., M.P.H., is a practicing family physician, core faculty member for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at ChristianaCare.

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Firas Mourtada, MSE, Ph.D., D.ABR

Firas Mourtada, MSE, Ph.D., D.ABR, is the chief of clinical physics at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.

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Grace Franceschini

Grace is the program’s office supervisor. A ChristianaCare employee since 1999, Grace applies her extraordinary organizational and problem-solving skills.

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Heather Bittner Fagan, M.D., MPH, FAAFP

Heather Bittner Fagan, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, is a practicing physician, faculty member and researcher in Family & Community Medicine at ChristianaCare.

Heather Crumley, MSN, RN, PCCN-K

Heather is a pre-transplant coordinator for the Kidney Transplant Program.

Helen Chang-DeGuzman, M.D.

As a transplant nephrologist, Dr. Chang-Deguzman is devoted to caring for the needs of patients interested in pursuing a kidney transplant.

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Ina Li, M.D.

Ina Li, M.D., received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1993 and went on to complete her medical training at Rutgers University in 1997.

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James N. Becker, M.D.

James N. Becker, M.D., earned his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

Jamie L. Rapaccioulo, D.O.

Associate Program Director and Director of Osteopathic Education, Family Medicine Residency Program

Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH

A visionary and collaborative health care leader, Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, has served as president and CEO of ChristianaCare since 2014.

Jason Rolls, M.D., FACS

Dr. Rolls is the surgical director for the Kidney Transplant Program. He meets with patients to determine if transplant is the right surgical option.

Jeffrey M. Guarino, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Guarino, M.D. graduated with a bachelor of arts from Franklin and Marshall College. He earned his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University.

Jennifer Davis, MSN, RN

Jennifer assists patients interested in a kidney transplant through the evaluation process.

Jennifer Schwartz, Esq.

Jennifer Schwartz, Esq., is the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel, reporting directly to President and CEO Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH.

Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D.

Dr. Sims-Mourtada earned her doctorate in Immunology in 2004 from University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston.

Johnita Hendricks, BSN

Johnita Hendricks, BSN is a transplant coordinator. She is a certified medical/surgical nurse with experience in caring for a variety of postoperative patients.

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Kareem H. Genena, MD

Dr. Kareem Genena is a transplant nephrologist who serves as the Assistant Medical Director of the kidney transplant program.

Karen Anthony, MS

Karen Anthony is a certified health education specialist. Find out more on our website.

Karen Davis, MSN, FNP-BC

Karen joined the kidney transplant team in 2022 and is an integral part of the ongoing care of our patients.

Karen J. Antell, M.D., MPH, FAAFP

Karen J. Antell, M.D., MPH, FAAFP received her BA from Brown University, attended the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Bryn Mawr College.

Kathleen Tacconelli

Kathleen Tacconelli is now going to be one of our smiling faces to greet you on the phone and at the front desk when you arrive for your appointments.

Kathy Cannatelli, MS

Kathy Cannatelli, MS is the Director for Community Health and Preventive Medicine.

Kayla Harper

Kayla is an office assistant who always has a cheerful disposition as she greets our patients by phone or in person at their appointments.

Kealey Johnson, MSW, LMSW, CCM

Kealey has a strong desire to help others through challenging moments in their lives always expressed with her bright and genuine smile.

Kimberly A. Breakley, BSN, RN, CCRN

Kimberly works with patients to coordinate care and to support them through the evaluation process.

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Lanae Ampersand, LCSW, CPS

Lanae Ampersand, LCSW, CPS is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified prevention specialist.

Lisa Maxwell, M.D., MHCDS

In this role, Dr. Maxwell leads efforts to improve every aspect of care for every person the ChristianaCare Medical Group touches.

Lori Antonini

Lori is the program’s Transplant Patient Navigator. Lori brings her love of people and enthusiasm to help to this role.

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Marci Drees, M.D., MS, DTMH, FACP, FSHEA

Marci Drees, M.D., MS, DTMH, FACP, FSHEA, is the Chief Infection Prevention Officer and hospital epidemiologist for ChristianaCare.

Mark Trochimowicz, M.D.

Mark Trochimowicz M.D. is a Delaware native who attended the University of Delaware for undergraduate studies.

Martha Coppage-Lawrence, RN, MSN, CPNP

Martha Coppage-Lawrence, RN, MSN, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner and coordinator at Cab Calloway.

Megan O’Hara, LCSW

Megan O’Hara, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker for ChristianaCare’s Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness (CWEW).

Molly Strayer, RD, LDN, CCTD

Molly, the program’s certified clinical transplant dietitian, understands the challenges that the renal diet poses.

Monique Duckett

Monique is the post-transplant Senior Medical Assistant. As a Senior MA, she is involved with the management of the patient’s care after their kidney transplant

Myrna Rivera

Myrna ensures that patients have the insurance coverage that they need before, during and after the transplant and living donation process.

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Nadia Hellenga, Pharm.D

As the program’s transplant clinical pharmacist, Nadia is the team’s medication expert.

Nathalia Charlemagne, CMA

Nathalia Charlemagne is the program’s medical assistant. She has been a practicing certified medical assistant for over ten years at ChristianaCare.

Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D., FACS

Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D., a nationally recognized expert on colorectal cancer.

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Omar A. Khan, M.D., MHS, FAAFP

Omar A. Khan, M.D., MHS, FAAFP is President & CEO of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance.

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Peter Burke, Jr., D.O., MBA

Dr. Burke serves as the Medical Director Kidney Transplant Program. His interests reside in increasing local access to transplant.

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Randall Gaboriault, MS, MBA

Randy is the Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer for Delaware-based ChristianaCare.

Rob McMurray

Rob McMurray is the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the direction and oversight of all financial operations at ChristianaCare.

Robert Brown, M.D.

Dr. Brown is an essential part of the living donor team for the Kidney Transplant Program.

Ryan Haydu, MBA, FACHE, CPHQ

As the Program Administrator of the program, Ryan uses his extensive background in business management, marketing, and leading teams.

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Seema Dattani, M.D.

Seema Dattani, M.D., is a practicing physician, core faculty member and associate program director in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Sharon Franceschini

As the program’s Outreach Coordinator Sharon’s role is to foster consistent communication between our program and the providers who care for the patients.

Sheila Taylor, D.O.

Sheila Taylor, D.O. joined the ChristianaCare Sports Medicine team in August 2017. Dr. Taylor is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine.

Stacey Strazzella, BSN, RN, CCRN

Stacey works with patients to coordinate care and to support them to the goal of transplant.

Stephanie G. Gilibert, M.D.

Dr. Gilibert serves as a transplant nephrologist for the Kidney Transplant Program.

Stephen Guy, M.D., FACS

Dr. Guy is the Associate Chief of surgery for the Kidney Transplant Program.

Swati Pradhan-Bhatt, Ph.D.

Swati Pradhan-Bhatt, Ph.D., received her doctorate in 2010 as a part of the Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) predoctoral training program.

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Timothy J. Gardner, M.D.

Timothy J. Gardner, M.D., a nationally noted heart surgeon and leader in cardiovascular medicine.

Tom Gay

Tom is the program’s pre-transplant medical assistant and data specialist.

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Valerie Cohen, D.O.

Valerie Cohen, DO is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine.

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Yoav Tal, M.D.

Dr. Yoav Tal is a practicing Hospitalist and Unit Based Medical Director for Wilmington Campus’ Stepdown floor.

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Zohra Ali-Khan Catts, MS, LCGC

Director of Genetic Counseling and developed the Familial Cancer Risk Assessment Program and the Ruth Ann Minner High-Risk Family Cancer Registry.