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The Kidney Transplant Team at UNC

Transplant patients at UNC benefit from a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons, specialists, researchers, nurses, coordinators, and counselors working together to help achieve the best possible outcomes. This team approach to care means every patient who comes through our doors is treated with a unique plan that takes into account the differences that distinguish every person's situation.

After the initial medical evaluation, potential kidney transplant candidates then meet with our transplant coordinators, social workers, psychologists, financial coordinator, and other specialists as needed to determine the best course of action.

Surgeons and specialists on the kidney transplant team include:

Transplant Nephrologists

Transplant Abdominal Surgeons

Transplant Infectious Disease

  • Pearly Chong, MD
  • Anne Lachiewicz, MD
  • David Van Duin, MD

Transplant Psychiatry & Psychology

Transplant Pharmacists

  • Jennifer C. Deyo, PharmD, Clinical Specialist
  • Ruth-Ann M. Lee, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Additional Multidisciplinary Team Members include:

  • Amy Woodard, RN, BSN, CNN, CCTC, Living Donor Coordinator, Lead Kidney Coordinator
  • Latonia Bulgin, RN, BSN, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Gwen Dusek, RN, BSN, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Erin Fisher, RN, BSN, Inpatient Nurse Coordinator
  • Wincent Fontenelle, RN, BSN, CNN, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Colleen Frazier, RN, BSN, CCTC, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Liz Friedman, RN, BSN, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Carrie Frueauf, RN, BSN, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Jessica Hawn, RN, BSN, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Lynn McCoy, RN, CNN, Pediatric Nephrology Nurse Coordinator
  • Julie Ramsey, RN, BSN, CNOR, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Bev Rodegast, RN, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Dawn St. Louis, RN, BSN, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Trish Thompson, NP, Abdominal Nurse Practitioner
  • Kathy Vershave, RN, BSN, Kidney Nurse Coordinator
  • Shanta Johnson, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Case Manager
  • Jennifer Mize, LCSW, Clinical Case Manager
  • Tonia Alston, Financial Coordinator
  • Sherry Hall-Judd, Financial Coordinator
  • Yulanda Horton, Financial Coordinator
  • Teresa Bullock, BSM, MSM, Administrative Associate
  • Cherisse Hardin, Administrative Associate
  • Alison Heckel, Administrative Associate
  • Jessica Owens, MSA III, Administrative Associate
  • Marcella Twamley, Administrative Associate
  • Aparna Veeramachaneni, RD, LDN, Transplant Dietitian

staff contact information

Amy Woodard, RN, BSN, CNN, CCTC
Living Donor Coordinator
Lead Kidney Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.3079
Fax: 919.843.0888

Latonia Bulgin, RN, BSN
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.843.0891
Fax: 919.843.0888

Gwen Dusek, RN, BSN
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.9249
Fax: 919.843.0888

Erin Fisher, RN, BSN, CCRC
Inpatient Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.6459
Fax: 919.843.6420

Wincent Fontenelle, RN, BSN, CNN
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.6312
Fax: 919.843.0888

Colleen Frazier, RN, BSN, CCTC
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.5220
Fax: 919.843.0888

Liz Friedman, RN, BSN
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.843.6312
Fax: 919.843.0888

Carrie Frueauf, RN, BSN
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.7859
Fax: 919.843.0888

Jessica Hawn, RN, BSN
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.0890
Fax: 919.843.0888

Lynn McCoy, RN, CNN
Pediatric Nephrology Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.2561
Fax: 919.966.4251

Julie Ramsey, RN, BSN, CNOR
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.843.4863
Fax: 919.843.0888

Bev Rodegast, RN
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.843.0524
Fax: 919.843.0888

Dawn St. Louis, RN, BSN
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.5553
Fax: 919.843.0888

Kathy Vershave, RN, BSN
Kidney Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.7089
Fax: 919.843.0888

Shanta Johnson, LCSW, MSW
Clinical Case Manager
Phone: 919.966.9875
Fax: 919.843.6240

Jennifer Mize, LCSW
Clinical Case Manager
Phone: 919.843.3130
Fax: 919.843.6240

Tonia Alston
Financial Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.4146
Fax: 919.966.8481

Sherry Hall-Judd
Financial Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.6857
Fax: 919.966.8481

Yulanda Horton
Financial Coordinator
Phone: 919.966.6667
Fax: 919.966.8481

Teresa Bullock, BSM, MSM
Administrative Associate
Phone: 919.843.0469
Fax: 919.843.0888

Cherisse Hardin
Administrative Associate
Phone: 919.966.9643
Fax: 919.843.0888

Alison Heckel
Administrative Associate
Phone: 919.843.0145
Fax: 919.843.0888

Jessica Owens, MSA III
Administrative Associate
Phone: 919.966.3078
Fax: 919.843.0888

Marcella Twamley
Administrative Associate
Phone: 919.966.0424
Fax: 919.843.0888


Marci Loiselle, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Phone: 919.966.7811
Fax: 919.966.5697

Joni McKeeman, Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist
Phone 919.966.1970
Fax: 919.843.6102