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, MBA, PhD, FAPhA, FADCES 

Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research & Policy
Auburn University

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 

Clinical Psychologist/Certified Diabetes Educator
Chuck Macfarlane

Corporate Secretary 

Charles Macfarlane, FACHE, CAE

Chief Executive Officer 
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Adeola Akindana, DNP, CRNP, CDCES
Diabetes Nurse Practitioner

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

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

Laura B. Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES
Associate Director, Education & Quality Services
University of Kentucky – Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center

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

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

Sue McLaughlin, MOL, BS, RDN, CDCES, LMNT, CPT
RDN/Certified Diabetes Educator
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
Remote Monitoring Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center

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, Diabetes Education
Mount Sinai South Nassau
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