Organizational Structure

Network Council

Quality Insights Renal Network 4 maintains a Network Council that meets the statutory requirements of §1881(c) of the Social Security Act. The Network Council is:

  • Composed of individuals representing renal dialysis and transplant centers located in the Network service area;

  • Is representative of the geographic distribution and types of dialysis facilities and transplant centers in the Network service area;

  • Includes at least two dialysis and/or transplant patients receiving services in the Network service area who are representative of the geographic and cultural diversity of the communities served by the dialysis and transplant centers in the Network service area.

The Network Council shall meet at least once a year in person, by teleconference, or by electronic communication to provide input into the activities of the Network and serve as a liaison between the Network and ESRD providers. 

Network Council Focus – Patient and Family Engagement

2024 Medical Review Board Members

Melissa Bleicher, MD Transplant Nephrologist Philadelphia, PA
Jeffrey, Cicone, MD Nephrologist Newark, DE
Ranil DeSilva, MD Nephrologist Pittsburgh, PA
Lee Detwiler, LCSW Renal Social Worker Abington, PA
Ellyne Dombro Patient Representative Philadelphia, PA
Peter Fumo, MD Nephrologist Philadelphia, PA
Diana Headlee-Bell Patient Representative Bentleyville, PA
Raymond Joseph, MD, FASN Nephrologist Wilkes-Barre, PA
Suzanne Kirschbaum, RN, CNN Clinical Quality Manager, Western PA Region Cranberry Township, PA
Jill Miller, RD, LDN Renal Dietitian York, PA
Timmy Nelson Patient Representative West Chester,  PA
Evan Norfolk, MD Nephrologist Danville, PA
Paul Palevsky, MD, FACP (MRB Chairperson) Nephrologist Pittsburgh, PA
Paul H. Pronovost, MD, FACP, FASN Nephrologist Philadelphia, PA
Edward Strouse, MSN, RN, BSBA Associate Director Philadelphia, PA
Hannah Troutman, DO Nephrologist Upland, PA
Marc H. Weiner, MD Nephrologist Lancaster, PA
Kathy Young, MSN, RN, CNN Renal Nurse/Transplant Coordinator Wilmington, DE