John Eustace is currently the Vice President of Development for Dialyze Direct, a national home dialysis provider specializing in treating patients in skilled nursing facilities. John got his start in the dialysis industry in 1997 with ESRD Laboratory (later renamed Nationwide) and quickly developed a bond with dialysis professionals in all disciplines. It was here he learned both the business of dialysis as well as the importance of great patient care.
During his 21 years in the industry John has held multiple sales and corporate development roles with Nationwide Laboratory, Gambro/Davita, DSI Renal, and US Renal Care. While his business covered many states, John has always kept his home base in Miami, where he was born and raised.
John has been active with the Florida Renal Association for over 15 years and served as Vice President of the organization in 2017-2018. He is extremely proud to continue the leadership of past presidents and build on the many accomplishments of the FRA.
Amy Kozsuch | Past President
Amy Kozsuch has 30 years of experience in the field of Healthcare, specializing in the renal industry and healthcare innovation. Her business, technical, and clinical 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. Most recently, Amy has added the title of Professor of Nursing to her achievements and has fun working with the next generation of nursing professionals.
In addition to her involvement with FRA, Amy is active with the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, serving as President of the board of trustees, Grant Program Chair, Renal Professional Forum planning committee and the Chair for the Jacksonville Kidney Pump. She is also on the board for the Wound Reach Foundation and Art Breakers, a grass-roots cancer charity.
Jennifer Cooper, BSN, RN | Vice President
Clinical Specialist, US Renal Care
Jennifer (Haggkvist) Cooper, a bachelor of nursing graduate from Idaho State University, has been in the dialysis field since June 2002. She currently works for US Renal Care as a clinical specialist. Previously was a facility administrator for Davita & DSI.
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. She also collaborated with KCER and other members of the dialysis community to revise the CMS ‘Preparing for Emergencies: A guide for people on Dialysis’ which was published May 2017.
Jennifer currently serves as the Vice President for FRA/FRC and is on the Board of directors & Medical Advisory Board for Network 7.
Joe Moscato | Treasurer
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.
Martha Valdez | Secretary
Martha joined Fresenius Medical Care in November of 2000 as an Executive Assistant to the President of the South Business Unit. While with Fresenius, she has worked through various titles such as Executive Assistant to the Regional VP of Florida, Executive Assistant to President of Fresenius Rx, and Executive Assistant to the VP of Strategic Project Management. Currently, Martha is Project Coordinator for the VP of Operations Support and Business Continuity/Disaster Response. Martha is CERT Certified (Community Emergency Response Team) and is a member of the Greater Tampa CERT, volunteer with USF CERT and Hillsborough County Emergency.
Martha has served as volunteer of the Florida Renal Association for the last 15 years, having created the original website and on-line registration and payment platform, as well as assisting with coordination of the annual conferences.
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.
Mark Brown | Director
Mark Brown is CEO of Priority Health Rx Pharmacy. Priority Health Rx is a full service retail / specialty pharmacy that has an emphasis on ESRD and CKD patients. “It’s rewarding working directly with patients to provide a solution for the financial and logistical challenges getting their medications.” Mark has been in the renal dialysis industry for over 20 years with experience in Business Development and Management positions with Gambro and DaVita as well as several ESRD specific blood labs prior to opening Priority Health Rx. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Central Florida in 1996 and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2006. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors of FRA.
Allison Vinson | Director
Allison Vinson is the Regional Lead Social Worker for the Florida Panhandle and South Alabama Region for Fresenius Kidney Care. Allison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Florida and Alabama. She is a graduate from Florida State University where she received her Bachelor’s in Social Work in 1996 and Master’s in Social Worker in 1998. Allison resides in Fort Walton Beach, FL with her beautiful daughters, loving boyfriend, and 2 rescue dogs.
Allison has worked in many exciting fields in Social Work. She started her career over 20 years ago working as a Victim Advocate for the State Attorney’s office. She has worked with children with special needs, community mental health, domestic violence shelters, home health, private practice, hospice, and she was a family law mediator for the State of Florida. For over 7 years, Allison has worked for Fresenius Kidney Care. This has been her passion. She has a deep love for her patients and is very proud of her company and her team of 35 Social Workers in her Region.
Not only is she a Board Member of the Florida Renal Association, she is also a Board Member of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida. In 2017, she won the “Walk a Mile Award” as she was nominated by Social Workers for her commitment to the dialysis community. She has been the chair for the Pensacola Kidney walk for the past 4 years which is a great fundraiser for dialysis patients in the State of Florida. In addition, she won FRAA’s 2017 “Maureen McBride Scholarship Award” as she was nominated by her peers for her work with the dialysis community in the Florida Panhandle.
Savanna Lanza | Director
Savanna Lanza is the Chief Executive Officer for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida. Savanna has been an employee of the NKF of Florida for seven years serving in many capacities during her employment. Savanna received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University in 2012 and a Professional Master’s of Science Degree in 2017 from her alma mater.
Savanna’s involvement in the NKF of Florida started at an early age when she began volunteering at the NKF Rich Salick Surf Fest by coordinating the Amateur surfing competition in the early 2000s. She is a multiple time winner of the event in both Women’s Short board and Longboard and still competes in the event today.
In 2012, after graduation from FSU, Savanna was brought on NKFF staff as the event director for the 27TH Annual NKF Surf Fest. Shortly following her directorship role, she was promoted to special events manager, followed by the development director in 2014. She has successfully run 8 Surf Fests raising over one million dollars for the Foundation through the Surf fest alone. She is now responsible for all operations at the NKFF including 10 Kidney Walks, 3 Golf tournaments, Direct Patient Aid, free community health screenings, patient advocacy, and all other additional fundraisers and programs. Her drive and passion for the mission of the NKFF keeps her connected to the patients and peers who she works with on a daily basis.
Shannon Moore | Director
Shannon currently serves as a Renal Dietitian in Tallahassee and Marianna Florida with Fresenius Kidney Care.She has a BS in Dietetics and MS in Clinical Nutrition from The Florida State University.
Shannon has over 15 years of experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
Most recently she developed, owned, and operated F.U.E.L. Nutrition Consulting in Tallahassee along with several other local businesses. Her experience ranges from long-term care nutrition consulting, renal nutrition & operations to weight management and wellness.
Shannon enjoys consulting at Premier Health and Fitness in her spare time as well as running, working out and spending time with her husband Bruce and 4 daughters.Shannon finds great personal and professional fulfillment working with her patients and the kidney community.
Ron Watson | Board Advisor
Ron Watson created Watson Strategies in 2014, a full service lobbying firm headquartered in Tallahassee Florida. Watson Strategies focuses on healthcare and medical cannabis legislative efforts, as well as, executive branch advocacy for a range of clients.
Mr. Watson has over 29 years of experience in Florida’s political, regulatory, and lobbying endeavors. Previously lobbying in-house for physicians and dentists with the Florida Medical Association (FMA), the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA), and the Florida Dental Association (FDA). He got started at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, after working on a statewide campaign for Governor.
During this time, he has developed excellent relationships with executive, legislative and regulatory leadership throughout Florida government. Mr. Watson has a comprehensive knowledge of laws, rules, budgets and regulations concerning medical, dental, pharmaceutical, medical cannabis, hemp, tort reform and insurance issues. He also has extensive political involvement with patient advocacy and grassroots organizations, as well as organizing and managing political action committees.
In addition to running Watson Strategies, Mr. Watson is also the Director of Governmental Relations for MuV, a Florida based medical cannabis company. He was recently the Executive Director of the Florida Society of Cannabis Physicians, which closed after losing its bank.
Mr Watson helped spearhead the passage of the “Charlotte’s Web / Low-THC Cannabis” bill in 2014, the Right to Try Act in 2016 as well as the passage of SB 8-A in 2017, which implements the Medical Marijuana Constitutional Amendment. In 2019, he steered passage of the “smoking” medical cannabis bill and the industrial hemp industry creation law.
Robert R. “Bob” Reynolds | Board Advisor
Bob Reynolds is a native Floridian and former United States Marine who’s political and public service spans some 30 years. Following Bob’s graduation from College where he was recognized as a collegiate debate champion, he returned to Miami and joined the Miami Police Department.
His police exploits as President of his Police Academy Class, Officer of the Year, recipient of the Fraternal Order of Police Gold star for Bravery and Legion of Honor award has made him one of the most decorated police officers in Miami’s history. This recognition would later serve as his springboard to elective office. Running for the State legislature in the most multi-ethnic district in the State of Florida, Bob put his political and communicative skills to use to overcome what the Miami Herald would later describe as “overwhelming odds”. Bob was elected to three consecutive terms to the Florida House of Representatives.
During his tenure in the House, Bob served as Vice Chairman of the powerful Regulated Industries Committee, the Criminal Justice Committee and was appointed by the Speaker of the House to Chair a Health and Rehabilitative Services oversight committee. The Fraternal Order of Police recognized Bob as there, “Legislator of the Year” for his successful effort to change a discriminatory law that prohibited public employees from seeking political office without first having to resign from their employment. He was also recognized as “legislator of the Year” by the United Teachers of Dade County and later received the J. Edgar Hoover award by the National Police Hall of Fame.
Bob would later serve with the Florida Department of Insurance as an Insurance Fraud Investigator and Legislative Affairs Coordinator. He successfully lobbied and won a ten year battle to grant “high risk Status” and the right to carry a firearm for Law Enforcement investigators working for the State of Florida.
After a change in administrations, Bob became the Legislative Affairs Coordinator for the Department of Professional Regulation (DPR). As their Legislative Affairs Coordinator, he guided landmark regulatory legislation through a maze of Senate and House committees.
As a result, the Department had their first major rewrite of its regulatory authority which enhanced their enforcement powers and created more uniformity in licensure.
He would later lobby and assist in the successful passage of the merger between the Department of Business Regulation and the Department of Professional Regulation, the largest merger of Governmental agencies in Florida History.
For his efforts he was appointed the Inspector General by the Secretary of the newly created Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
Bob’s experience as Legislative Affairs Coordinator and Inspector General with DBPR has enhanced his knowledge of the Administrative processes and Regulatory Boards within DBPR. His extensive personal and political contacts within State Agencies and throughout Florida has afforded him tremendous access and a resultant ability to resolve problems without the often encountered red tape. Moreover, with the vast experience in the legislative arena, both as a legislator and a lobbyist, he understands intimately the legislative process and its many nuances.
Bob Reynolds founded Robert R. Reynolds and Associates, LLC. Over twenty years ago and has represented a wide variety of clients from Health Care, Regulatory, and not-for-profit Associations. He is a member of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists and maintains a strict compliance to lobbying requirements and a strict code of ethics that has been recognized by his peers.
Bob holds a degree in both Political Science and Speech Communications from Illinois State University.
Andy Stansfield | Newsletter Editor
Andy Stansfield is the owner of Revolutionary Marketing, a firm that helps healthcare organizations tell and share their unique stories with targeted and engaged audiences. He is excited to work with the professionals of the Florida Renal Administrators Association by producing the group’s quarterly newsletters and other communications.