SOURCE: American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association

November 18, 2013 10:27 ET

American Diabetes Association Recognizes Volunteers for Outstanding Service

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - The American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, recognized several of its outstanding volunteers at the annual Community Volunteer Leadership Conference, which took place this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn. 

Recognition was given for the National Service Achievement Award recipients and the Association honored its Principal Officers for their service and leadership.

National Service Achievement Award Recipients

Wendell Mayes Jr. Award for Lifetime Service
Larry Ellingson, RPh
Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Public Policy Leadership Award
Senator Al Franken, U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C.

Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Kermit Crawford, RPh, President, Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, Walgreens
Deerfield, Mich.

Health Professional Award for Volunteer Service
Brenda Montgomery, RN, MS, CDE, Director, Diabetes Research Group, University of Washington & VA Puget Sound Health System
Seattle, Wash.

Principal Officer Recognition

Charles H. Best Medal for Leadership and Service
Karen Talmadge, PhD, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association
Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Charles Kopke Medal for Service
Patrick L. Shuler, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer, American Diabetes Association
Virginia Beach, Va.

Rachmiel Levine Medal for Leadership and Service
Lurelean Gaines, RN, MSN, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association
Monterey Park, Calif.

Banting Medal for Leadership and Service
John E. Anderson, MD, President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association
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.

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