Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

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ADCES 2022 Award Recipients

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM, FADCES

 

This award recognizes outstanding contributions and service across the diabetes landscape and honors an individual who serves as an extraordinary role model and has dedicated themselves to diabetes care be that through research, care, self-management or on-going support.

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2022 Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award
Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES
 

In honor of the first ADCES President, this award recognizes outstanding contributions and service to this association.

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2023 Diabetes Care & Education Specialist of the Year
Anastasia Albanese-O'Neill, PhD, APRN, CDCES
 

Honors a diabetes care and education specialist who has made a special contribution to the field through dedication, innovation and sensitivity in patient care.

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2022 Donna Tomky Award for Excellence in Practice
Kathryn Godley, MS, FNP-BC, CDCES

This award in memory of former ADCES President Donna Tomky recognizes a member who advances the integration of self-management behaviors with clinical management through practice, health plan or heath system innovation.

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2022 Power of Our Impact Award
Lori Bednarz, RN, MSN, CDCES
 

Recognizes a diabetes care and education specialist for their on-going dedication and service to persons with diabetes and the impact of diabetes self-management and clinical care that diabetes care and education specialists provide. The recipient of this award would be honored for their day-to-day commitment to clinical care to ensure the best outcomes for persons with diabetes. This award provides an opportunity for ADCES to recognize members in the field for their dedication to persons with diabetes who work every day to improve the quality of their patients' lives.

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2022 Advancing the Vision Award
Carla DeJesus, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES
 

Recognizes a member whose program or project advances the ADCES Project Vision strategic pillars to achieve the outcomes inspired by ADCES’s mission.

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2022 Innovative Use of Technology Award
Lydia Sartain, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES
 

This award supports the innovative use and integration of software and/or technology into practice.

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2022 ADCES Rising Star Award
Rachel Stahl, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES
 

This award recognizes a diabetes care and education specialist who has less than five years of diabetes care and education experience and has demonstrated leadership and commitment in his/her practice.

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2022 Research Award
Courtney A. Balliro, BS, RN, CDCES, CRN-BC

Recognizes outstanding work in the scientific area of diabetes care and education. This new award signifies the importance of research to the organization.

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Lifetime Achievement Award
(f.k.a. Living Legend Award)

Recognizes an individual who exemplifies the proud history of diabetes care & education and serves as an extraordinary role model.  This award was first given in 2008. Past recipients include:

2022 – Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM, FADCES
2021 – Steven V. Edelman, MD
2020 – Dr. Jane K. Kadohiro, DrPH, APRN, CDCES, FADCES
2019 – Carole Mensing, RN, MA, CDCES, FADCES
2018 – R. Keith Campbell, RPh, FASHP, CDCES, FADCES
2017 – Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDCES & Margaret Powers, RD, PhD, CDCES
2016 – Robert Anderson, BS, MEd, EdD & Martha Mitchell Funnell, MS, RN, CDCES, FADCES
2015 – Ann Albright, PhD, RD
2014 – Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDCES
2013 – Linda Haas, PHC, RN, CDCES
2012 – Marion Franz, MS. RD, LD, CDCES
2011 – Diana Guthrie, ARPN, PhD, BC-ADM
2010 – Francine Kaufman, MD 
2009 – James Gavin, III, MD, PhD 
2008 – Frank Vinicor, MD

Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions and services to the Association. Past recipients include: 

2022 – Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES
2021 – Dennis J. Pillion, PhD
2020 – Virginia Pergallo-Dittko, RN, CDCES, BC-ADM, FADCES, FAAN
2019 – Teresa L. Pearson, MS, RN, CDCES, FADCES
2018 – Malinda Peeples, RN, MS, CDCES
2017 – Barbara Schreiner, PhD, APRN, CPLP, CDCES, BC-ADM
2016 – Sandi Burke, PhD, ANP, RN, FADCES, FAAN & Kim DeCoste, RN, MSN, CDCES, MLDE, FADCES
2015 – Marcia Draheim, RN, CDCES and Patti Geil, MS, RD, FADA, CDCES
2014 – Dr. Jane K. Kadohiro, DrPH, APRN, CDCES, FADCES
2013 – Donna Tomky, ANP-BC, CD, FADCES
2012 – Carolé Mensing, RN, MA, CDCES, FADCES
2011 – Martha Price, DNSc, APRN, CDCES
2010 – Amparo Gonzelez, RN, CDCES, FADCES
2009 – Donna Rice, MBA, BSN, CDCES
2008 – Linda Siminerio, PhD, RN, CDCES
2007 – Mary Austin, MA, RD, CDCES
2006 – Virginia Valentine, CNS, BC-ADM, CDCES
2005 – James Fain, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, FAAN
2004 – Ginger Kanzer-Lewis, EdM, RN, BC, CDCES
2003 – Kathy Mulcahy, MSN, RN, CDCES 
2002 – Gary Arsham, MD, PhD
2001 – Debbie Hinnen, ARNP, BC-ADM, CDCES, FAAN
2000 – Karmeen Kulkarni, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDCES
1999 – Ann Nettles, MSN, RN, APRN, CNS
1998 – Martha Funnell, RN, MS, CDCES
1997 – Peggy Bourgeois, RN, MN, CDCES, FADCES
1996 – Elizabeth Walker, PhD, RN, CDCES, FADCES
1995 – Linda Haas, PHC, RN, CDCES
1990 – R. Keith Cambell, RPh, FASHP, CDCES, FADCES

Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the Year
(f.k.a. Diabetes Educator of the Year Award) 

Honors a diabetes educator who has made a special contribution to the field through dedication, innovation and sensitivity in patient care. Past recipients include:

2022 – Samuel Grossman, PharmD, PhD, CDCES, FADCES
2021 – Joshua Neumiller, PharmD, CDCES, FADCES, FASCP 
2020 – Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDCES 
2019 – Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDCES  
2018 –Stephen Ponder, MD, FAAP, CDCES
2017 – Marci Butcher, RD, LN, CDCES
2015-16 – Not awarded
2014-15 – Susan Weiner, RDN, MS, CDCES, CDN
2013-14 – Gary Scheiner, MS, CDCES
2012-13 – Joanne Rinker, MS, RD, CDCES, LDN
2011-12 – Ann Constance, MA, RD, CDCES, FADCES
2010-11 – Elaine Massaro, MS, CNS, RN, CDCES
2009-10 – Mary Sullivan, RN, DNP, ANP-BC, CDCES
2008-09 – Janis Roszler, RD, LD, CDCES, MSFT
2007 – Teresa Volpone, PharmD, RPh
2006 – Laura Hieronymus, ED, RN, CDCES, BCADM
2005 – Mary Bowens, RN, BSN, CDCES
2004 – Theresa Garnero, APRN, MSN, RN, CDCES
2003 – Fern Vining
2002 – Mary Jo Dudley, RN, BSN, CDCES
2001 – Gayle Lorenzi, RN, CDCES
2000 – Patricia Haldi, MSN, RN, CRRN, CDCES
1999 – Marianne McAndrew
1998 – Peggy Adams, MSN, RN, CDCES
1997 – Sherry Trunnel
1996 – Suzanne Laws, MS, RD, LD, FADA, BC-ADM
1995 – Sunnie Bell
1994 – Ruth Breitenback, RN, BS, CDCES
1993 – Anne Whittington, MBA, MSN, RN, CDCES
1992 – Jean Ranch Coulter
1991 – Alice M.Y. Taniguchi, RN, CDCES
1990 – Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, MA. RN, BC-ADM, CDCES
1989 – Aurora "Mickey" Reyes, RN, BSN, CDCES
1987 – Mary Jean Klebba, RN, CDCES
1986 – Cynthia Pasquarello, BS, RN, CDCES
1984 – Virginia Valentine, CNS, RN, CDCES
1983 – Barbara Ritch, RN, BSN

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