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By 2025 we aspire to improve the quality of life in individuals with or at risk of kidney disease and to decrease kidney failure rates in New Mexico.
Please visit our sister organization Renal Medicine Associates.

Board Members

Fidel Barrantes

Fidel Barrantes

RMA Foundation Board President

Fidel is a transplant nephrologist and clinical hypertension specialist with Renal Medicine Associates and Presbyterian Hospital. He has a special interest in education in kidney disease, health literacy especially in disadvantaged and minority communities, kidney transplantation outcomes in the elderly and other high-risk groups and in translational medicine.

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Beth Evans

Beth Evans

RMA Foundation Board Vice President

Beth works as a nephrology nurse practitioner at Renal Medicine Associates. She volunteers for two nonprofit organizations (one local and one national),both renal related – American Nephrology Nurses Association(ANNA) and National Kidney Foundation (NKF). Education – doctorate in nursing practice with registered nursing experience. Previously owned a small business.

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Maria Sanders

Maria Sanders

RMA Foundation Board Member

Maria Sanders is the Community Relations Manager at New Mexico Donor Services and state lead for Donate Life New Mexico. She manages all public relations, communications, marketing and legislative activities. Maria develops partnerships with State agencies; builds relationships with media, legislators, and civic organizations; and manages a statewide volunteer network.

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Felicia Cde Vaca

Felicia Cde Vaca

RMA Foundation Board Member

Felicia Cde Vaca is an Financial Management specialist that holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Management/Human Resource. Felicia is a living donor, donated a kidney to her father in 2014. She is passionate about providing education on organ transplant and kidney disease by improving the quality of life.

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Advisory Committee

Vallabh O. ‘Raj’ Shah, PhD

Vallabh O. ‘Raj’ Shah, PhD

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Dr. Rodrigo Gamarra

Dr. Rodrigo Gamarra

An experienced loyal team player with the ability to be analytical, problem solving, creative, and organizational. Evidence-based management to improve the outcome of health care indicators. Knowledgeable on national healthcare standards, medical guidelines, quality assurance/improvement models, risk management strategies and strategic planning of healthcare systems.

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GARY NELSON

GARY NELSON

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Gary is especially effective at facilitating groups that are struggling with highly charged emotional issues, whether they be strategic or operational. He facilitates the group to coalesce and to reach a consensus agreement on an outcome that is acceptable to all involved.

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Jennifer Olson

Jennifer Olson

RMA Foundation Coordinator

Jennifer has worked with Renal Medicine Associates since 2005, as a Certified Medical Assistant and is currently studying Communications at Central New Mexico Community College.Her goal here at the RMA Kidney Foundation is to help educate others as well as to organize and supply needed resources to the communities of New Mexico.

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