Meet the Satellite Healthcare leadership team

Satellite Healthcare’s commitment to individualized patient care begins with the people we choose to lead our healthcare teams. These accomplished professionals are drawn to Satellite Healthcare because of our focus on a superior patient and employee experience.  

Learn more about the leaders who contribute to the mission and goals of Satellite Healthcare.

Meet the senior management team

Jeff Goffman Satellite Healthcare
Jeffrey Goffman Chief Executive Officer
I have unfortunately experienced the loss of a loved one from complications of end-stage kidney disease and therefore, I am passionate about our mission to deliver the best quality care to our patients regardless of financial ability.

Jeffrey Goffman, Chief Executive Officer at Satellite Healthcare, is a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years of experience in multi-state, multi-site healthcare services organizations, with a broad focus on physician-practice management, patient quality care, alternative payment models, operations, compliance, ancillary services, MSO support services, de novos, acquisitions, and hospital joint ventures. 

Prior to joining Satellite Healthcare, Jeffrey was Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Oncology Network, LLC (ION), which he founded in 2008 and led until 2019. ION provides management services to its physician and hospital partners and owns more than 50 oncology centers in 17 states. Jeffrey led ION through a private equity recapitalization in 2018 and implemented a growth strategy that more than tripled the size of ION. 

Earlier in his career, Jeffrey was Chief Executive Officer of OnCURE Medical Corp., one of the largest providers of outpatient radiation oncology care in the United States, from its inception in 1998 until 2006. OnCURE was sold in 2006, at which time it owned and managed 40 facilities in California and Florida and was affiliated with approximately 100 physicians.

Jeffrey serves on the board of directors of OneGI, a gastroenterology practice management company. He is also a member of the board of directors of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer and CureDuchenne, which is dedicated curing Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Jeffrey holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford. He is a former certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Bernadette Vincent President & Chief Operating Officer
A common thread exists among all of our clinical staff, regardless of where patient care occurs, and that is the unrelenting commitment to helping our patients live life to the fullest.

As President & Chief Operating Officer, Bernadette Vincent leads dialysis and health services operations at Satellite Healthcare, including delivery of care and treatment within clinic, home, and acute care settings. She also oversees provider contracting, human resources, procurement, strategy, and other patient and professional services for new strategic business ventures.

A registered nurse and a former dialysis nurse, Bernadette has many years of clinical experience and an outstanding track record of business success. She has served as a senior-level healthcare executive, working with a who’s who of organizations, including dialysis providers, hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physician practices, national and regional health plans, several ambulatory care lines of business, health services and home-health agencies.

Bernadette holds an MBA from The George L. Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University and a bachelor's degree in Nursing from Dillard University in New Orleans. She was also a founding member of the Laureate Academy Charter School’s Board of Directors, serving on the Finance Committee, and as Chairman of the development committee. She is a member of the board of directors of the National Kidney Foundation for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest and a member of Adaptive Business Leaders, a professional innovation organization for executives. Other key memberships include a long-standing membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Health Services Executives, and the National Healthcare Association, formerly known as the National Renal Administrators Association.

Brice Keyser Satellite Healthcare
Brice Keyser Chief Financial Officer
I bring a positive team approach to my work, which allows me to strengthen Satellite Healthcare’s position as a leader in kidney care.

Brice Keyser is a healthcare veteran, working with healthcare-related businesses for more than 20 years. He has been responsible for financial reporting, tax reporting, physician practice management, hospital joint ventures, value-based care models, and acquisition-related activities.

Previously, Brice served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer for Integrated Oncology Network, Senior Director of Finance and Controller for Prospect Medical, and Vice President and Corporate Controller for Pacific Health Corporation. From 1999 to 2011, He was an Assurance Manager and Senior Manager in the healthcare groups at Deloitte and Moss Adams public accounting firms.

Brice is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in California, and he holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from California State University, Long Beach.

Marsha Dodd Chief Brand and Development Officer
Every patient deserves the best life possible, and our role is to find ways to support them and their needs at the time, in the place, and in the way that they need it.

As Chief Brand and Development Officer at Satellite Healthcare, Marsha Dodd amplifies the organization’s purpose-driven narrative of compassionate care and patient-first culture with key audiences, including employees, patients, physicians, and other stakeholders. She also preserves and enhances the differentiation of Satellite Healthcare’s culture and brand as the best choice for a provider, partner, or employer.

Marsha has held several strategic leadership positions within Satellite Healthcare during her tenure. Before joining Satellite Healthcare, Marsha worked at DaVita HealthCare Partners, serving as Vice President of Corporate Development on a senior strategic development team. She has also worked in business development, mergers and acquisitions, and hospital services.

Marsha has also held executive management positions with InSight Health Corporation, HealthSouth, and Alliance HealthCare Services, and consulting relationships with a variety of leading healthcare organizations.

Marsha is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, the National Renal Administrators Association, HIMSS, Women in Technology, CA. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation in Southern California, the CVS-SHC Management Board, and Satellite Healthcare’s board finance and strategy committees.

Marsha holds both a bachelor’s degree in health services management and organizational leadership and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University. Her professional training includes GE Healthcare, and course work at UCLA, Harvard Business School, UC, Irvine, UC, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

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Ken Leidner Chief Growth Officer
I think about growth from the perspective of how we can meet patients where they are and make it as easy as possible for them to receive the best, most seamless kidney care possible. This is what inspires me every day

Ken Leidner excels at cultivating and nurturing meaningful collaborations among physicians, hospitals, and health systems, building and expanding our care network, and delivering value to kidney patients, their caregivers, and the broader healthcare system.

Ken brings a wealth of experience and an outstanding record of accomplishment to Satellite Healthcare. He held a leadership role at U.S. Renal Care, where he built and developed a consulting team focused on joint strategic planning engagements with affiliated physicians, and co-founded Nephrology Business Leadership University with Dallas Renal Group and UC, San Diego. At DaVita Healthcare Partners, Ken led a national sales team focused on inpatient/outpatient kidney care services and partnership opportunities with hospitals, physicians, and integrated health networks, and growing the business through mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. In addition to his work in dialysis, Ken also has experience in consulting, financial services, and digital marketing.

Ken holds a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA in finance from New York University.

brigitte schiller md
Dr. Brigitte Schiller Chief Medical Officer
I believe that individualized patient care is a fundamental human right. I’m passionate about improving the care of our patients and empowering them to live better lives.

Dr. Brigitte Schiller’s expertise as a nephrologist, researcher, and university educator helps form the foundation of Satellite Healthcare’s compassionate, leading-edge approach to person-centered kidney care.

Brigitte leads Satellite Healthcare’s quality and medical policy strategy and oversees the organization’s clinical strategy and development to improve patient outcomes. She directs applied research efforts and serves as chief of staff for medical directors and referring physicians. As an industry thought leader with well-earned accolades and awards, Brigitte frequently is invited to present at national and international kidney care symposia and forums.

Brigitte graduated summa cum laude from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany and completed her residency and research fellowships in Chicago at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago.

Bindu Purushothaman CIO
Bindu Purushothaman Chief Information Officer
Applying technology to enable healthcare organizations to achieve their strategic goals and meet the needs of the people they serve has always been my passion. I am excited to contribute to Satellite Healthcare’s innovative culture, through which it delivers optimum care to its patients using leading edge technology.

Bindu Purushothaman joins Satellite Healthcare after serving recently as CIO and Vice President of Optum Care’s medical group business in several western states.

Bindu assumes her new role during a transformative period for Satellite Healthcare. As the leader in home dialysis use, with more than 20 percent of its patients choosing this option, the company is focused on convenience for patients who can benefit from home dialysis. An enterprising and responsive IT infrastructure is central to this effort, thereby bringing the highest quality outcomes and services to people receiving care at Satellite Healthcare’s dialysis centers.

Prior to her roles with Satellite Healthcare and Optum Care, Bindu held IT leadership positions at Davita, HealthCare Partners, and Ardent Health Services. She holds a master’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Technology degree from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum in India.

Dr. Graham Abra Chief Medical Officer, Home Therapies

People within all levels of our organization, as well as academic health centers, nephrology practices, and innovators of kidney focused technology, each contribute meaningfully to making life better for people on home dialysis. This role provides me the opportunity to combine our collective thinking and skills to the benefit of patients we serve on home dialysis.

Dr. Graham Abra is Chief Medical Officer, Home Therapies at Satellite Healthcare.

Graham brings extensive experience to his role as a practicing nephrologist and success in innovating and operationalizing Satellite Healthcare’s clinical programs. The programs include playing a vital role in developing and implementing initiatives to identify and impede diabetic foot disease, prevent hospitalizations through managing fluid overload, and reducing infection rates within dialysis centers and home dialysis settings.

He hopes to bring the benefits of peritoneal and home hemodialysis to more people, introduce new technologies, and cultivate partnerships to continuously improve clinical outcomes and the overall experience of Satellite Healthcare’s patients who choose to receive dialysis treatments at home.

Graham received his undergraduate degree in psychology from San Diego State University and his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where he completed his residency in internal medicine. He completed a fellowship in nephrology at Stanford University and is board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology.

CMO Value Based Care Satellite Dialysis and WellBound
Dr. Jay Agarwal Chief Medical Officer, Value-Based Care
Value-based care is a model that benefits patients and every participant in the management of their overall health, and I’m excited to contribute to an organization that so effectively innovates and delivers best-in-class kidney care.

Dr. Jay Agarwal is Chief Medical Officer at Satellite Healthcare’s value-based care division. Jay leads the organization’s effort to promote value-based care by improving patient outcomes and reducing unnecessary costs, through holistic and innovative approaches to patient health and wellness, before they lose kidney function. This involves collaborating with providers, payers, and other risk-bearing organizations.

He served as regional medical director for UnitedHealth Group, overseeing quality improvement, and clinical and financial outcomes for its end-stage kidney disease and chronic kidney disease program. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer of Nephrology Associates Medical Group and held various leadership positions with DaVita.

Jay received his MBA from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in medicine from the UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr Bill Raffo Nephrology
Dr. Bill Raffo Chief Medical Officer, Innovation
My passion is to enable physicians to thrive in the contributions they make to our health care system, in innovative ways that improves care for people with kidney disease. I’m excited to play a role in Satellite Healthcare’s purpose to be a catalyst for the transformation of kidney care.

In his capacity as Satellite Healthcare’s CMO-Innovation, Dr. Raffo will play a central role in developing and overseeing strategies that guide the company’s focus on innovation, including Satellite Healthcare‘s nephrology management services affiliate National Nephrology Alliance, the company’s newly formed Ancillary Services Division, and working with its team of physician executives focused on chronic kidney disease management, value-based care and home dialysis.

Dr. Raffo, a nephrologist, board member and Nephrology – Cardiothoracic Service Line Department Head with Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG), has held numerous leadership positions with PAFMG. He also serves as Medical Director of Satellite Healthcare’s Watsonville (CA) Dialysis Center, and Division Chief - Nephrology at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, CA.  He previously served as Chief Resident and Assistant Clinical Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of California-Davis Medical Center. Dr. Raffo graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine after attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University.

Ravin Bisla Satellite Healthcare
Ravin Bisla SVP, Growth Initiatives, Satellite Healthcare, and President and CDO of NNA
Throughout my career, I have endeavored to create improved outcomes for patients and meaningful value for physicians through building relationships and pursuing innovation. Kidney care is the epicenter of the issues and opportunities that now characterize population health. There is no time like the present to return and devote all of my effort to positively impact the future of kidney care as much as I am able.

Ravin Bisla is Satellite Healthcare’s Senior Vice President of Growth Initiatives, and Chief Development Officer for National Nephrology Alliance, Satellite Healthcare’s affiliated nephrology management services organization.

In these roles, Ravin will integrate the expertise of nephrology practices and our dialysis centers to manage the overall care of kidney patients, with the goal of delivering superior clinical outcomes and streamlining operations. He will drive our potential to extend these services to nephrology practices within and beyond Satellite Healthcare’s current service areas.

Ravin joins Satellite Healthcare having led various healthcare functions, including finance, operations, and corporate development. His previous experience includes various roles with Deloitte Consulting, Vantage Oncology, Sound Inpatient Physicians, and DaVita. Prior to joining Satellite Healthcare, Ravin served as Chief Development Officer at Prime Plastic Surgery Associates in San Diego.

He holds an MBA from the UCLA, Anderson School of Management and a bachelor’s in economics from Duke University.

Keith Lester Chief Administrative Officer, CVS Kidney Care & Satellite Healthcare Joint Venture
Home dialysis is a beautifully orchestrated collaboration between nephrologists, the treatment support team, patient, and caregiver, leading to a better quality of life for those living on dialysis.

Keith Lester has been an integral part of the CVS Kidney Care/Satellite Healthcare joint venture operations since the relationship began in March 2020. Drawing on the strengths of the two organizations, Keith will help deliver on our mission to provide high quality care to our patients.

He has been on the forefront of Satellite Healthcare’s home dialysis strategy to grow adoption and expand services to help people living with kidney disease enjoy the benefits and flexibility of home-centered treatment modalities. Keith has extensive and diverse leadership experience with organizations that provide direct engagement with patients in meeting their myriad needs. 

Before joining Satellite Healthcare, Keith served as Chief Operating Officer at New Season, a nationwide group of opiate addiction treatment centers, where he transformed the organization into a patient-centric, quality-focused industry leader.

Keith has also served as Regional Vice President of Fresenius Medical Care-North America, subsequently leading the company’s home therapy operations, developing, establishing and driving its growth and operational strategy. He also worked in leadership roles with Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, CorSolutions Inc., and HealthCor.

Keith earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology and German at Texas Tech University. He volunteers as a mentor with Edge4Vets, working with returning military veterans to review their resumes and place them in the life sciences industry.

Bina Baxi - SVP Dialysis Services
Bina Baxi SVP, Dialysis Services
Outstanding healthcare leadership requires four areas of focus: achieving high quality patient care and outcomes, nurturing and supporting those who deliver care, growing strategic markets, and practicing smart resource management.

Bina Baxi combines leadership, strategic thinking, and laser-focused execution to achieve outstanding clinical and financial outcomes. 

Bina oversees operations for Satellite Healthcare’s more than 90 in-center and home dialysis locations, along with its acute dialysis services. She also plays an integral role in the development and implementation of key strategic initiatives across the organization.

Bina joined Satellite Healthcare in 2018 as Regional Vice President. She quickly embraced the company’s unique mission-driven culture and leveraged her extensive dialysis industry experience to produce outstanding results.

Prior to Satellite Healthcare, Bina served as Group Vice President at DaVita HealthCare Partners and at Fresenius Medical Care, where she achieved excellent quality outcomes, built strong teams, and delivered strong market growth. 

Bina earned bachelor’s degrees in both economics and psychology from the University of Mumbai, and an MBA from California Lutheran University. She has also completed a program certificate in healthcare strategy and innovation from Babson Executive Education. Bina is a lifelong learner who is dedicated to community service.

Susie Soares-Phillips
Susie Soares-Phillips SVP, Health Services
I go to work every day with a sense of gratitude for the honor of caring for our patients – body, mind, and spirit.

Susie Soares-Phillips excels at inspiring a collective sense of purpose while balancing the needs of patients, employees and physician partners. With her unique breadth and depth of experience in end-stage kidney disease care, Susie’s expertise lies at the intersection of business and care delivery.

Susie leads a suite of health services that underscore our mission of helping patients live their best life possible. She oversees nutrition, social work, and admissions operations and also is responsible for overall patient experience and advocacy. She plays an integral role in the development and implementation of key strategic initiatives across the organization.

Her enduring commitment to Satellite Healthcare began early in her career, when she distinguished herself in clinical roles of increasing responsibility. Susie’s dedication to patient care and her strong business acumen has led her to regional leadership positions in the organization. She was recognized for her talent to instill and nurture Satellite Healthcare’s mission, values and culture in strategic acquisitions in new markets. She quickly became the go-to senior leader to make sure the new centers reflected Satellite Healthcare’s reputation for compassionate, high-quality care and operational excellence.

Susie earned a nursing degree from Modesto Junior College and went on to become a certified nephrology nurse (CNN). She is deeply committed to the kidney health community and is a frequent industry speaker. She has served in leadership roles with a number of national nonprofits, including the American Nephrology Nursing Association and the National Kidney Foundation.

Lisa Collings
Lisa Collings, Ph.D. SVP, People and Culture
Delivering on our mission depends on building and nurturing a strong team with individuals who feel valued and appreciated.

Dr. Lisa Collings has a passion for helping companies meet their strategic goals by empowering employees to reach their fullest potential.

As Satellite Healthcare’s senior Human Resources executive, Lisa is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to maximize employee engagement and contribution, while driving workforce excellence and productivity. She provides guidance and oversight for all human resources functions including talent management, compensation and benefits, workforce planning and talent acquisition, employee relations, and employee health.

Lisa came to Satellite Healthcare in 2016 as Head of Talent Management. In 2019, she was promoted to Vice President of Talent Management and Employee Relations, providing support and guidance to the field and home office in all people-related areas. She was instrumental in efforts to ensure the safety and wellness of Satellite Healthcare employees across the country when the COVID-19 pandemic began and during weather-related emergencies. Before joining Satellite Healthcare, Lisa served in increasingly senior HR roles, honing her skills in the areas of talent acquisition, leadership development, and organization development.

She holds a doctorate in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jim Glafkides
Jim Glafkides SVP, Value-Based Care Division
It’s extremely exciting to be on the forefront of the change that is happening in healthcare. My role at Satellite Healthcare enables me to work with payers and physicians to bring the highest quality care to patients with kidney disease.

Jim Glafkides provides executive oversight for Satellite Healthcare’s Value-based Care division. He is also involved in the future direction of kidney care as addressed in the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health.

Under Jim’s leadership, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) selected Satellite Healthcare to implement a kidney contracting entity model demonstration with the goal of enhancing proactive, preventive, cost-effective kidney care for Medicare beneficiaries with late-stage chronic kidney disease or end-stage kidney disease. Central to this effort is bringing to patients the innovations, high-quality outcomes and convenience associated with home dialysis, while preparing for transplant.

Prior to his role at Satellite Healthcare, Jim was a senior contracts manager and managed a portfolio of hospital, skilled nursing, mental health, home health and value-based dialysis contracts for Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region. He worked in collaboration with Kaiser’s health plan/hospital and physician leadership teams to ensure patient access to medical services not provided within the Kaiser integrated system. Prior to his contracting role, he served as an analyst for its end-stage kidney disease operations.

Jim graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a bachelor’s in exercise science – exercise physiology, and Saint Mary’s College with master’s degree in health services administration.

Sree Kamojjala VP, Software Engineering & Enterprise App.
Our goal is build software and develop applications to maximize efficiency and productivity for our patient care teams, so that our patients can live their best lives possible.

Sree Kamojjala is an accomplished, versatile technology executive and organizational change leader for healthcare (payer and provider), with a strong technical and engineering background. He brings experience in product development and agile methodology, with a strong continuous integration and continuous delivery, DevOps, and infra-as-a-code mindset, managing various complex engagements to successful completion for large healthcare IT organizations.

Sree has deep technical knowledge in integration and business process management, various claims and billing programs (Facets and Optum), and healthcare clinical management systems (McKesson CCMS and TruCare). He has led the vision, strategy, and roadmap for various clinical initiatives; is a forefront leader for conversion projects involving HIPAA and ICD-9-to-ICD-10 conversion solutions; and is a subject matter expert for domain knowledge in the provider life cycle.

Sree holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s in computer applications.

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Cassandra Pullen VP, Risk Management & Chief Compliance Officer
Ensuring compliance and managing risk is a continuous process to adhere to regulatory guidelines, improve operational efficiencies, and increase quality of care.

Cassandra Pullen is Satellite Healthcare’s Vice President, Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer, leading compliance with healthcare laws, rules, and regulations. She believes ensuring compliance not only minimizes risk for the organization, but also improves operational efficiencies and contributes to increased quality of patient care.

Prior to joining Satellite Healthcare, Cassandra served as director of compliance at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Faculty Services Organization, and Kaiser Permanente of Ohio. She also served as Senior Director of Ethics and Compliance for Fresenius Medical Care, NA. 

Cassandra received her law degree at Cleveland State University’s Marshall College of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and economic and community development at Bradford College in Massachusetts.

Cassandra is a certified compliance and ethics professional with the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She attained her certification in healthcare compliance from the Health Care Compliance Association.

She has provided pro bono work and has served on the boards of several nonprofit charitable organizations for a number of years. 

Patrice Smith VP, Public Policy & Community Benefit
Nothing is more rewarding than informing and connecting people through communications that positively influence behavior and action.

Patrice Smith leads public policy and community benefit efforts at Satellite Healthcare. She tells our story, increases our brand presence, and advocates for our patients. Patrice’s work touches internal and external audiences, including employees, physicians, patients, influencers, media, and policy makers.

Patrice has an extensive background in public relations and communications. Over the past two decades, she has honed her skills in corporate, nonprofit, and agency settings. She has managed high-profile corporate communications departments at healthcare, pharmaceutical and financial services companies. She has focused on executive and employee communications, video production, speaker placements, crisis communications, influencer engagement, and community and government affairs.

Patrice holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from San Jose State University. She also has a certificate from the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program. Over the course of her career, Patrice has received more than 20 awards for her work, including an Emmy nomination for the television series, City Walk, and she is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Jeff Cullinane Satellite Healthcare Integration
Jeff Cullinane VP, Integration & Growth Implementation
Our goal is to develop long-term strategic partnerships and pave a pathway for organizational growth by successful integration of new centers, creating the best outcomes for our patients.

Jeff Cullinane is the Vice President, Integration and Growth Implementation at Satellite Healthcare. Jeff has a background in Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Strategy, Acquisition Integration, and Project Management within healthcare and other industries. He comes to Satellite Healthcare from Alterra Mountain Company in Denver, where he was a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.  Previously he served as a Transactions Director and Division Finance Manager for DaVita, Inc.

Jeff holds an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, and a BA from the University of New Hampshire. He earned certificates in Lean Six Sigma, and Project Management from Villanova University. Jeff is a Certified Management Accountant and member of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Jessica Stein Satellite Healthcare Brand
Jessica Stein VP, Marketing and Brand Strategy
My passion is meeting people where they are in their healthcare journey and helping them feel informed, empowered and cared for, so they can participate actively in managing their health.

As part of Satellite Healthcare’s Brand and Culture function, Jessica Stein leads brand strategy, marketing and internal communications.   

Jessica has extensive experience and success in the fields of marketing communications and brand strategy, including in kidney care. For more than 12 years, she had full accountability for brand strategy and integrated marketing at DaVita, leading its enterprise re-branding initiative, lifecycle marketing and content strategy. Most recently, Jessica held the position of vice president of marketing and communications with a start-up company providing mental health care services. Her career began in branding, marketing and sales support with Nintendo of America and Nyhus Communications, an agency where she managed projects for Four Seasons and Hainan Airlines.

Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 2019, she has served on the board of a local nonprofit in Los Angeles that delivers wellness services to seriously ill patients and their caregivers.

Vice President Strategic Brand Communications and PR
Peggy Kraus VP, Strategic Communications and Public Relations
Day after day, Satellite lives its mission of making a difference in the lives of our patients. I am proud to share in this mission by informing others and building an understanding of how Satellite Healthcare is helping to transform kidney care.

Peggy Kraus has joined Satellite Healthcare as the Vice President of Strategic Brand Communications and Public Relations.

Peggy has an impressive career in healthcare communications and public relations. She has held a number of leadership positions in communications within multiple healthcare systems, big-brand pharma companies and consulting firms. Most notably, Peggy has been a part of senior level administrative and communications teams for Catholic Health Initiatives - Common Spirit Health, InnovAge, Amgen Inc., Boehringer Ingleheim, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and established public relations and marketing firms.

Her work in the field of communications and public relations resulted in award-winning achievements. She was awarded a Colorado Healthcare Communications Gold Leaf Award, and a Public Relations Society of America, Silver Anvil Award. She has experience in leading healthcare marketing, communications, strategy, public relations and campaign management.

Peggy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Marquette University, and is a member of several professional organizations. She is a former resident of San Ramon, CA and currently lives in the Denver Metro area.

Vice President Finance Satellite Healthcare Dialysis
Jose Sanchez VP, Finance
I am committed to developing and implementing financial strategies and goals that will contribute to the growth of our organization, building on Satellite Healthcare's reputation as an industry leader and provider of outstanding care.

Jose Sanchez is the Vice President of Finance at Satellite Healthcare.

In his role, Jose is responsible for developing our non-profit financial management strategy and participates in developing Satellite's strategic goals, implementing financial and operational policies and procedures, and leading change management. Additionally, Jose directs and coordinates company financial planning and analysis, and budget management functions.

Jose brings considerable financial leadership experience, strategic planning, and cross-functional team leadership skills within the dialysis industry. He recently held a leadership position with DaVita’s Division of Finance. Jose earned both a BS and an MBA from Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School.

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Kim Spaziani SVP, Learning and Development
Our nearly fifty-year-long history is guided by our mission of making life better for those living with kidney disease and has its founding in the care we delivery every day with knowledgeable clinicians and business leaders. I am passionate about my role in developing and educating our people, who provide care to the patients we serve and the partners with whom we collaborate.

Kim Spaziani leads an enterprise-wide approach to learning and development to benefit our patients, employees, and partners. She and her team focus on advancing our leadership competencies within the areas of clinical practice, business management, and service excellence.

Prior to joining Satellite Healthcare, Kim held key leadership roles in talent development, adult education, training, and organizational development at MedExpress Urgent Care, a division of UnitedHealth Group, Wesco Aircraft, and Jeppesen/Boeing. She earned a bachelor’s in communication and business administration and a master’s in education in training and organizational development from Pennsylvania State University.

Meet the Board of Directors

Christobel Selecky Board Chair
Satellite Healthcare’s leaders, clinicians, employees and board members come together with a single focus, to proactively address the impact of chronic kidney disease while finding innovative ways to make the life of each kidney patient the best it can be.
Christobel Selecky brings deep experience in managed care, value-based models, disease management and population health to Satellite Healthcare's Board of Directors. She cultivated this expertise leading LifeMasters Supported SelfCare and, before that, the FHP California Health Plan. In addition to teaching Healthcare Entrepreneurship in the University of California system, she is involved with nonprofit healthcare systems and companies providing innovative solutions, such as digital health, immunotherapy, and pioneering care and caregiver support for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.
Busy Burr Board Member Satellite Healthcare
Elizabeth Burr Board Member
Satellite Healthcare is a national force in delivering strong patient health outcomes and a high degree of patient satisfaction. It builds its operations, innovations and structure around the needs and aspirations of each individual patient.
Elizabeth Burr has had a career creating innovation strategy and operationalizing commercial initiatives in some of the largest, most complex organizations in the world, with functional roles spanning finance, marketing, and operations. She was previously the President and Chief Commercial Officer at Carrot, Inc., and currently serves on several corporate boards – Rite Aid, Silicon Valley Bank, and Mr. Cooper.
Glenn Chertow Board member Satellite Healthcare
Glenn Matthew Chertow, M.D., MPH Board Member
I’m proud to serve on Satellite Healthcare’s Board because my utmost priority closely mirrors the organization’s mission, which is to make life better for those living with kidney disease.
Dr. Glenn Matthew Chertow is a practicing nephrologist at the Medical Specialties Clinic at Stanford Hospital, where he also serves as Chief of Nephrology. Dr. Chertow is renowned for his expertise in kidney care, having published more than 200 articles and received numerous honors and awards for his work in this area.
John Panetta Board Member Satellite
John Panetta Board Member
When nonprofit organizations understand their tax status, they can abide by their obligations and more comprehensively plan how best to deliver their services.
John Panetta’s extensive experience providing counsel to tax-exempt organizations is a valuable resource in supporting Satellite Healthcare and its nonprofit structure. John has more than 30 years of experience in the exempt organization tax area. He served as an adjunct faculty member of the School of Taxation at Golden Gate University and as a visiting lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
Luis Alvarez Satellite Board Palo Alto Medical
Luis Alvarez, M.D., Ph.D. Board Member
Satellite Healthcare was an early adopter of home dialysis and has the highest percentage of patients on this modality. I’m drawn to the organization because of its enduring commitment to treat kidney patients with the most appropriate, individualized and compassionate care for their needs. Satellite Healthcare is a transformational force in the dialysis industry. Together, as a family of healthcare providers and patients, we are working toward individualized and empowered patient care.
Dr. Luis Alvarez is Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Palo Alto Medical Foundation and serves as Medical Director for Satellite WellBound of Fremont. He’s applies his background in medical device development to improving technologies for home hemodialysis and critical care applications.
Robert Fahlman Satellite healthcare
Robert Fahlman Board Member
Companies are better able to deliver on their mission when the functions comprising them work arm-in-arm with a unified vision.  Satellite Healthcare’s focus on making life better for those with kidney disease is the North Star that guides everything they do.
Robert Fahlman has more than 30 years of experience leading healthcare organizations and segments spanning provider and payer services, healthcare technology, eBusiness/eHealth, marketing, sales, and customer relationships. He served in executive leadership roles in companies such as Preferred Homecare, Arcadian Health, Paradigm Management Services and eHealth.
Sarah Blanchard Board Member Satellite Healthcare
Sarah Blanchard Board Member
Helping people with chronic disease change long-held habits is difficult without trained, invested care providers and the right tools to keep them on track. Satellite Healthcare’s holistic, patient-focused care teams empower patients with the information to make decisions for a longer, healthier life.
Sarah Blanchard has extensive financial and operating experience and serves as Chief Financial Officer for Udemy. Prior to Udemy, Inc., an online course provider. Prior to Udemy, Sarah served as CFO and COO at Omada Health, a digital care company enabling people with chronic conditions to achieve long-term health improvements. Her prior experience includes serving as CFO at CoreOS, an innovator in container-native solutions, which was acquired by Red Hat in 2018. She was also Vice President of Finance at Silver Spring Networks, a global provider of smart grid products. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s from Michigan State University.
Tom Williams Stanford Satellite Healthcare
Tom Williams Board Member
Satellite’s research focus on how best to deliver care has improved the standard of care within its centers and across the industry. Its patients, and those throughout the chronic kidney disease community, are the better for it.
Tom Williams is active in board governance and is an advisor to healthcare organizations. He is an expert in value-based care and payment, population health, accountable care organizations, and health insurance. Most recently, he served as Vice President and General Manager, Health Plan Operations and Accountable Care at Stanford Health Care, from January 2015 to May 2020.

Meet the Foundation Leadership Team

Marsha Dodd Chief Brand and Development Officer
Every patient deserves the best life possible, and our role is to find ways to support them and their needs at the time, in the place, and in the way that they need it.

As Chief Brand and Development Officer for Satellite Healthcare and its Foundation for Kidney Health, Marsha Dodd amplifies the organization’s purpose-driven narrative of compassionate care and patient-first culture with key audiences, including employees, patients, physicians, and other stakeholders. She also preserves and enhances the differentiation of Satellite Healthcare’s culture and brand as the best choice for a provider, partner, or employer.

Marsha has held several strategic leadership positions within Satellite Healthcare during her tenure. Before joining Satellite Healthcare, Marsha worked at DaVita HealthCare Partners, serving as Vice President of Corporate Development on a senior strategic development team. She has also worked in business development, mergers and acquisitions, and hospital services.

Marsha has also held executive management positions with InSight Health Corporation, HealthSouth, and Alliance HealthCare Services, and consulting relationships with a variety of leading healthcare organizations.

Marsha is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, the National Renal Administrators Association, HIMSS, Women in Technology, CA. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation in Southern California, the CVS-SHC Management Board, and Satellite Healthcare’s board finance and strategy committees.

Marsha holds both a bachelor’s degree in health services management and organizational leadership and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University. Her professional training includes GE Healthcare, and course work at UCLA, Harvard Business School, UC, Irvine, UC, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

Lynette Thoreson
Lynnette Thoreson Director, Fund Development

At Satellite Healthcare we put our patients first in all ways, and I am proud to be part of such a caring organization. Driven by our purpose, we are intentional in our efforts to provide a compassionate and caring experience and make a positive impact in the lives of those living with kidney disease.

Lynnette Zuniga Thoreson has been actively involved in fundraising with notable non-profit organizations. She joined the Satellite Foundation for Kidney Health leadership team with 15 years of fundraising experience. Lynnette is committed to changing the lives of kidney patients and improving kidney care through her efforts to raise awareness and seek support for kidney disease.

Her entrepreneurial spirit and ability to engage others in causes she believes in has helped several charities raise awareness and garner support. Lynnette has held several positions for the National Charity League in Huntington Beach, as well as volunteered for several Orange County schools, sports programs and other organizations in Southern California.

Lynnette holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from La Salle University.