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Matthew Hornberger Named Chief Executive Officer at Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Aug 12, 2021

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists announced today that Matthew Hornberger, MBA, CAE, has been named chief executive officer effective October 4. With more than 28 years of experience in health care and association management, he will be tasked with guiding the organization through recent changes in the specialty title as well as transformational shifts in the current healthcare landscape.

Hornberger comes to ADCES from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association, where he served as executive director. He is a graduate of DePaul University and earned an MBA from the University of Illinois - Chicago.

A certified association executive, Hornberger brings extensive knowledge in association management to ADCES. His experience includes all aspects of organizational management, from member services and retention to governance and administration.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed healthcare and created both challenges and opportunities that we know diabetes care and education specialists are well positioned to lead," said Hornberger. "I am honored to serve an association whose mission and vision are so crucial to curbing the diabetes epidemic. I look forward to joining thousands of members, staff and volunteers to continue to reinforce ADCES as the leading organization dedicated to person-centered care for people with chronic conditions."  

“The ADCES Board of Directors conducted a thorough search to find the right person to lead our organization,” said Kellie Rodriguez, RN, MSN, MBA, CDCES, ADCES president. “We are confident that Mr. Hornberger will continue to grow our organization, expand the reach and value of the diabetes care and education specialist and work towards realizing our vision of optimal health and quality of life for persons with, affected by or at risk for diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions.” 

Hornberger replaces former CEO Chuck Macfarlane, FACHE, CAE, who is retiring after nine years of excellent service to the association.

About the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists:
ADCES is an interdisciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving prediabetes, diabetes and cardiometabolic care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 12,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others, ADCES has a vast network of practitioners working to optimize care and reduce complications. ADCES supports an integrated care model that lowers the cost of care, improves experiences and helps its members lead so better outcomes follow. Learn more at, or visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn (Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists), Twitter (@ADCESdiabetes) and Instagram (@ADCESdiabetes).

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