Press Release

American Association of Diabetes Educators Elects New Officers, Board Members

For Release: July 6. 2009


Diana Pihos at 312.601.4864,
Chris Martin at 630.670.2745,

Chicago—July 6, 2009—Chicago-based American Association of Diabetes Educators today announced the election of its new 2010 officers and board members. They will take office on January 1, 2010 and join other previously elected board members.

AADE’s new president-elect is Donna Tomky, MSN, RN, C-ANP, CDE.  Tomky is a nurse practitioner/certified diabetes educator with ABQ Health Partners in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She will serve a one-year term and then become president for 2011.

Nancy D’Hondt, RPh, CDE, staff/clinical pharmacist at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, was elected vice president. She will serve a one year term.

Cecilia Sauter, MS, RD, CDE, director, Diabetes Education Program at the University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, Mich., was elected treasurer. She will serve a two-year term.

New board members, which serve a three-year term, include:

Deborah Greenwood, MEd, CNS, CDE, BC-ADM, diabetes clinical nurse specialist, Sutter Medical Foundation, Sacramento, Calif.

Charlotte Hayes, MMSc, MS, RD, CDE, senior director of Policy and Program Development, Open Hand, Atlanta.

Terry Lumber, RN, CNS, MSN, CDE, BC-ADM, director, Inova Diabetes Center, Fairfax, Va.

Jan Pearson, BAN, RN, CDE, senior consultant, International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet, Minneapolis.

About the AADE:
Founded in 1973, AADE was created by and for diabetes educators. We are dedicated to providing our members with the tools, training and support necessary to help patients change their behavior and accomplish their diabetes self-management goals.

As a multidisciplinary professional association, AADE represents and supports the diabetes educator by providing members the resources to stay abreast of the current research, methods and trends in the field and by offering opportunities to network and collaborate with other healthcare professionals.

AADE is continuously working towards our vision of successful self-management for all people with diabetes and related conditions.