Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists



2021 ADCES Board of Directors

Kellie Rodriguez


Kellie Rodriguez, RN, MSN, MBA, CDCES

Director, Global Diabetes Program
Parkland Health & Hospital System

Jan Kavookjian2


Jan Kavookjian, PhD, MBA, FAPhA, FADCES 

Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research & Policy
Auburn University – Harrison School of Pharmacy

Kellie A-L

Immediate Past President 

Kellie Antinori-Lent, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES

Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Shadyside Hospital

Nicole Bereolos


Nicole Bereolos, PhD, MPH, MSCP, CDCES, FADCES 

Clinical Psychologist/Certified Diabetes Educator

Headshot - Matt Hornberger.


Corporate Secretary 

Matthew Hornberger, MBA, CAE

Chief Executive Officer 
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Board-elected Director

James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer / Healing Our Village, Inc.
Clinical Professor of Medicine / Emory University School of Medicine


Adeola Akindana, DNP, CRNP, CDCES
Diabetes Nurse Practitioner
University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center

Deb Bjorsness, MPH, RD, BC-ADM, CDCES
Diabetes Care and Prevention Services Coordinator
Benefis Health System

Veronica Brady, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES
Assistant Professor / University of Texas – Cizik School of Nursing
Advanced Practice Nurse / University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDCES
Program Director, Lecturer
Teachers College Columbia University

Barbara Kocurek, PharmD, BCPS,CDCES, FADCES
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Baylor Scott & White Health

Michelle F. Magee, MD, MBBCh, LRCPSI
Professor of Medicine / Georgetown University School of Medicine
Director / MedStar Health Research Institute

Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RDN, CDCES, FADA
Owner, Melinda Maryniuk & Associates

Sue McLaughlin, MOL, BS, RDN, CDCES, LMNT, CPT
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist / Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Nebraska Medicine Children’s Hospital & Medical Center – Endocrinology
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Christine Memering, MSN, RN, CDCES, FADCES
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
CarolinaEast Medical Center

Dawn Noe, RDN, LD, CDCES
Owner, Dawn Noe Nutrition and Consulting

Katherine Suk O'Neal, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM, AE-C, CLS, FADCES
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDCES
Program Director, MedStar Diabetes Institute
MedStar Health

Member Affiliates Liaison 

Lucille Hughes, DNP, MSN/Ed, CDCES, BC-ADM, FADCES
Director of Diabetes Education / Service Line Administrator: Gastroenterology & Endocrinology
Mount Sinai South Nassau

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