For nearly 30 years the Diabetes Council has provided leadership opportunities, fellowship, and a voice for State Health Department staff working in diabetes prevention and control. NACDD convened a Diabetes Council networking opportunity on March 26, 2019 at the 1815/1817 meeting in Atlanta. This meeting attracted over 60 attendees and generated 22 new offers of participation for the Professional Development Workgroup, Mentoring Workgroup, and/or the Peg Adams Peer to Peer Program. The Diabetes Council Leadership Group (pictured above) would like to remind State Health Department staff that if you work on diabetes prevention and control, then you’re automatically a member of the Diabetes Council. Want to become more actively involved? There are eight Leadership Group positions up for election this May. Get your nominations in by May 3, 2019. Are you receiving information via email about the Council? If not, then we haven’t connected with you yet. Please ensure you’ve been counted as a member by contacting Susan Lopez-Payan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes Council Leadership, from left to right: Rebecca O’Reilly (VT) Liaison to the NACDD Professional Development Forum and Peer to Peer Guide; Blythe Nett (HI) Liaison to the Health Equity Council; Becky DiOrio (CO) Chair and Peer to Peer Guide; Chris Lucero (NM) Past Chair; Brittany Ly (UT) Professional Development Workgroup Co-Chair; Shana Scott (GA) Chair-Elect; Allison Smith (GA) Mentoring Workgroup Co-Chair; Pam Geis (WI) Liaison for Outreach and Member Engagement; LorieAnn Wilkerson-Leconte (NJ) Mentoring Workgroup Co-Chair.