Press Release

Charles Macfarlane Named Chief Executive Officer of the American Association
of Diabetes Educators

For Release: July 17, 2012

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) announced today that Charles Macfarlane has been named Chief Executive Officer effective September 3, 2012.

Macfarlane comes to the AADE from the Academy of General Dentistry, a 37,000-member organization, where he served as Executive Director. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and earned an MHA/MBA in Healthcare Management from Xavier University. 

A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Certified Association Executive, Macfarlane brings more than 20 years of experience in health care and association management to the position. His association experience includes positions in member services, education, publications, and governance.

"Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions," said Macfarlane. "Being a part of an organization dedicated to the professional development of those working to promote healthy living through self-management education is a very exciting opportunity."

“The leadership of AADE conducted a thorough search to find the right person to lead our organization. We are confident that Mr. Macfarlane will continue to develop new ways to serve our members, enhance the benefits of being a member, and position us to grow and to advance awareness of diabetes education,” said AADE President Sandra Burke, PhD, ANP, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE.