Amy Kozsuch has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of Healthcare, specializing in the renal industry. Her business, technical, and medical training led her from a start as a Dialysis Technician in Springfield, Ohio to a variety of roles including nursing management, facility operations administration, and corporate development. During these years, Amy honed her skills for higher and higher levels of expertise in the healthcare environment, eventually resulting in the attainment of a Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Business Administration.
In 2010, Amy turned her attention to creating her own consulting firm and since then has enjoyed working with both non-profits and profit-based companies undergoing massive changes brought on by healthcare reform.
In addition to her involvement with FRAA, Amy is active with the National Kidney Foundation of Florida as a member of the board of trustees, Medical Advisory Board, Renal Professional Forum planning committee and the Chair for the Jacksonville Kidney Walk. She is also volunteering her time and expertise with the National Kidney Foundation on their Primary Care Initiative.
Bob Winston | Vice President
Bob Winston has held several positions in the last 14 years With DaVita, National Director of Business Development for DaVita Laboratory, Regional Operations Director, overseeing 18 dialysis programs; currently, he is a Director of Business Development for three DaVita Divisions. Bob also serves as a Board of Trustee of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida as Vice President, Past President of the Florida Renal Administrators Association and the Florida Renal Coalition, currently serves as Vice President. Bob has a long history of service to patients challenged by declining renal function. He and his wife Debbie have three children, three grand kids and are avid shell collectors.
Candy Magiera | Past President & Treasurer
Candace Magiera, an Accounting major from University of South Florida, has been in the dialysis field since May 1983. She is currently the Clinic Manager of DSI Renal -Sarasota, April 2012 formerly (RAI – July 2010 – 2012 and Sarasota Physicians Dialysis Center, Inc. April 1988 – July 2010).
Candace has served on the Network 7 Medical Review Board 2000-2011, Vocational Rehab , NAVII and Patient Grievance Committees; NRAA SE Regional Director 2009-2011; FRAA/FRC Director 2000-2003; Treasurer 1997–2012; and Vice President 2012 –2014.
Candace currently serves as Treasurer of the FRAA/FRC; Board of Directors Network 7; President & Treasurer of the Sarasota Patient Care Foundation, Inc. and Chairperson of the Network Council. She is also very active in Florida State legislation and a long time dialysis patient advocate.
Brenda Tilley, RN, BSN | Secretary
Brenda is the Director of Clinical Services for Central Florida Kidney Centers, Inc. She has worked in the renal specialties most of her professional career. Brenda became interested in dialysis while working at a local Orlando hospital and monitoring an acute patient on a dialysis treatment being managed by a physician in the Nephrology Fellowship program from Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainsville, Florida. That is how dialysis was handled around the state before the beginning of outpatient clinics. Long-term interest was established from this encounter. Brenda has worked for the first ever outpatient dialysis clinic in Orlando since early 1973. That’s more than 4 decades, and she continues to enjoy this area of nursing practice and the multitude of ongoing industry changes. She says, “This has been my professional life pathway. It has been a wonderful experience, full of challenges, data driven changes, creativity from the dialysis community, partnerships with good people working toward the same goals, dialysis improvements, and best of all, getting to know the patients and their families.”
Bob Loeper, MBA, PMP | Legislative Chair
Bob Loeper is currently the Vice President of Strategic Project Management for Fresenius Medical Care North America, a global leader in dialysis services and renal product development. During his 28 years in the renal industry Bob has managed dialysis facilities as a Regional VP for Fresenius in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Puerto Rico. He also served as the President of FreseniusRx 2009 to 2012. He was the President of the Florida Renal Administrators Association (FRAA) from 2005 to 2012 as well as the Executive Director of the Florida Renal Coalition (FRC) during this time. He now serves the FRAA Board as the Legislative Chair. Accomplishments of the FRC under his leadership include: increasing the Florida Medicaid ESRD reimbursement for outpatient dialysis facilities, established a CKD/ESRD Advisory Committee with the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, obtained direct outpatient reimbursement for renal IV pharmaceuticals and helped secure legislation to allow Medi-gap coverage for all Florida Medicare beneficiaries under age 65. Bob currently serves on the Board of the FMQAI: Florida ESRD Network and also served on the Board of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida (NKFF) for nine years and received the NKFF President’s Award in 2006 and become a NKFF Honorary Trustee in 2007. Bob is a graduate of Penn State University with a BS in Healthcare Administration and earned his MBA from Georgia State University and is certified Project Management Professional.
Gayle Hall | Director
Gayle Hall has been a nephrology nurse for over 30 years and currently serves as the Director of Education for NxStage Kidney Care. She has experience in all dialysis modalities, including Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis, In – Center, Acute Hospital, and Home, both adult and pediatrics. Her numerous presentations and publications include serving as principal investigator and lead author for New Directions in Peritoneal Dialysis Training, a study of adult learning principles in home peritoneal dialysis training. She currently services on the Board of Directors for the American Nephrology Nurses Association and the National Kidney Foundation of Florida and is proudest of her four sons.
Terri Beck | Director
Terri Beck is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in FL with experience in substance abuse, hospice, and renal. Terri began her renal career as a dialysis unit SW over 8 years ago. Four years later, she became the South FL Lead SW for Fresenius Kidney Care. Terri has been impressed by the changes the FRAA has been able to facilitate in the State of FL. She looks forward to the opportunity to continue influencing policy and legislation that positively impacts our patients’ lives.
Jennifer Haggviskt, BSN, RN | Director
Jennifer Haggkvist, a bachelor of nursing graduate from Idaho State University, has been in the dialysis field since June 2002. She has been a clinical educator at DSI Renal since April 2012. Previously was a facility administrator for Davita.
Jennifer started her dialysis career in Sundsvall, Sweden. There she worked as a staff RN and served on several committees including access placement and patient nutrition.
Jennifer currently serves on the Board of Directors for FRAA and is participating with KCER to revise the CMS ‘Preparing for Emergencies: A guide for people on Dialysis’.
Sue Rottura | Director
Sue Rottura began her career in the dialysis industry in 1989 as a Dialysis Billing Manager for an independent dialysis center and was promoted to Administrator in 1991. Sue has managed and supervised the development, construction and Medicare certification of multiple dialysis clinics, both for independent dialysis providers and, from 2004 through 2014, with American Renal Associates. In addition to her facility operations responsibilities, Sue served as Director of Government Affairs for American Renal Associates form 2012 until December 2015, when she left American Renal Associates to pursue additional entrepreneurial opportunities.
Joe Moscato | Director
Joe Moscato is currently the Sales Manager for Gaia Software LLC, a leader in the EMR/Billing for dialysis facilities. He has over thirty-five years in the renal industry and has held several Sales and Management positions for Davita, Fresenius, and Gambro. He also held the position of V.P. of Business Development for American Outpatient, Inc. Joe is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a BBA degree, a Masters of Business Administration from Brenau University and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Mercer University. He also has a consulting company Moscato Services, Inc which he serves as President and works with many dialysis facilities and Renal vendors.
Shelly Deming, RN, BS HCM | Director
Shelly currently holds the position of Regional Clinical Manager at Central Florida Kidney Centers Inc. With over 10 years of dialysis experience both in the acute and chronic setting; Shelly started as a patient care technician while pursuing her nursing degree. Though she worked in the hospital, on med -surge and oncology unit for a short time, her passion for working with dialysis patients proved to be a strong force. In 2010 Shelly started at Central Florida Kidney Center as a dialysis nurse, where she also became the assistant nurse manager at one of our units. Shelly enjoyed all the experience gained in acute dialysis as I also worked with Mobil dialysis Inc. During the course of all this I continued my education and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Health care Management. As the Regional Clinical Manager, Shelly feels is honored to be working with, learning from and carrying on the legend of amazing mentors at Central Florida Kidney Center.
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