SOURCE: American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association

January 06, 2014 10:43 ET

American Diabetes Association Announces 2014 Board of Directors

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - The American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce its officers and Board of Directors members for 2014. 

Chair of the Board
Dwight Holing
DHA Communications
Orinda, Calif.

President, Health Care & Education
Marjorie Cypress, PhD, CNP, CDE 
Nurse Practitioner, Endocrinology
ABQ Health Partners, Inc.
Albuquerque, N.M.

President, Medicine & Science
Elizabeth R. Seaquist, MD
Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research
Professor of Medicine

Director, Center for Diabetes Research
University of Minnesota

Robert J. Singley, MBA
Diabetes Marketing Consultant
Rockaway, N.J.

Chief Executive Officer
Larry Hausner, MBA   
Chief Executive Officer
American Diabetes Association
Alexandria, Va.

Nina Agbayani, RN, BSN
Director of Programs
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
Oakland, Calif.

John E. Anderson, MD
Immediate Past President, Medicine & Science
The Frist Clinic
Nashville, Tenn.

Samuel Arce, MD, FAAFP
Family Practitioner
Vice Chairman, National Hispanic Medical Association
Jamaica, N.Y.

Brian Bertha
Chief Business Officer
Cescendo Bioscience
South San Francisco, Calif.

Anthony J. Cannon, MD, MA
Section Chief of Endocrinology
Sleep & Wellness Medical Associates, LLC
Hamilton, N.J.

Michael Ching, CPA
Ernst & Young, LLP

Kieth Cockrell
Sr. Initiative Portfolio Executive
Bank of America Corporate Office
Charlotte, N.C.

Samuel Dagago-Jack, MD, FRCP
(President-elect, Medicine & Science)
Professor of Medicine and Director 
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
A.C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research
University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
Memphis, Tenn.

David A. DeMarco, PhD
Northeast Life Sciences Leader
Ernst & Young, LLP
Iselin, N.J.

Jay Dunigan
Diabetes Strategies, LLC
Londonderry, N.H.

Richard Farber, MBA
Managing Partner
McKendree Capital
Los Angeles

Lurelean B. Gaines, RN, MSN
(Immediate Past President, Health Care & Education)
Department of Nursing
East Los Angeles College 
Monterey Park, Calif.

Gina M. Gavlak, RN, BSN
Diabetes Program Development Coordinator
Lakewood Hospital, Diabetes and Endocrine Center
Staff Nurse
MetroHealth Medical Center, Emergency Department
Sheffield Village, Ohio

Aida L. Giachello, PhD
Northwestern University,
Department of Preventive Medicine

Jay A. Jimenez
Vice President for Government Affairs
Saint Peter's Healthcare System
New Brunswick, N.J.

George L. King, MD
Chief Scientific Officer
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School
Dover, MA

Lorrie Welker Liang
(Vice Secretary/Treasurer)
Vice President
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

David G. Marrero, PhD
(President-elect, Health Care & Education)
J. O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

J. Russell McClellan, MBA
Argonaut Consulting Group
Simi Valley, Calif.

Alvin C. Powers, MD
Joe C. Davis Chair in Biologic Science
Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes
Chief, Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolsim
Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tenn.

Margaret A. Powers, PhD, RD, CDE
(Vice President, Health Care & Education)
Research Scientist
International Diabetes Center

Jane E.B. Reusch, MD
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
University of Colorado and Denver VAMC

Robin J. Richardson
(Vice Chair of the Board)
Senior Vice President
Moda Health
Portland, Ore.

Henry Rodriguez, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Clinical Director
USF Diabetes Center
Tampa, Fla.

Kevin Ryan, CPA
Citrin Cooperman & Co., LLP
Holland, Pa.

Desmond Schatz, MD
(Vice President, Medicine & Science)
Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Diabetes Center
Director, General Clinical Research Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, Fla.

Patrick L. Shuler, CPA
(Immediate Past Secretary/Treasurer)
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Virginia Beach, Va.

Karen Talmadge, PhD
(Immediate Past Chair of the Board)
Nabu Health Care Consulting
Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, FACP, FACE
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Patti Urbanski, MEd, RD, LD, CDE
Diabetes Education and Nutrition Consultant
Cloquet, Minn.

Umesh K. Verma
Chief Executive Officer

Roniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD
Roniece Weaver and Associates, Inc.
Windermere, Fla.

Janel L. Wright, JD
(Chair of the Board-elect)
Chief of Adjudications
State of Alaska, Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Anchorage, Alaska

Wendy A. Wright, RN, MHS
Vice President, Clinical Integration
MissionPoint Health Partners
Nashville, Tenn.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lisa Tamara
    703-549-1500, ext. 4824


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