Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Volunteer Leader Newsletter

Saying Yes to Volunteering and Leadership

By: Nadine Merker, Director of Member and Volunteer Engagement

When I read Molly McElwee- Malloy’s recent posting on the COI Leader Forum, I could not think of a better message to share with you during April’s National Volunteer Week. 

April is National Volunteer Month!

By: Peggy Hoffman, CAE

PeggyHoffmanOriginalUndoubtedly you know this because across the country local communities are shouting the praises of their volunteers and giving thanks.  For many the celebrations will focus on the official week of April 10 - 17.  Maybe you are already celebrating at your workplace.  Are you celebrating in your Coordinating Body, Local Networking Group or Community of Interest? This is a great opportunity to highlight the members who are getting the work done and to encourage others.  So, let's get celebrating!

Tip from 1st Quarter LNG Incentive Qualifiers

We asked the Missouri Coordinating Body and St. Louis Local Networking Group leaders for tips on how they qualified for the CB and LNG Quarterly Incentive Program through MY AADE NETWORK.  Here are some of their suggestions based on the LNG incentive requirements:

Volunteer Event Planning - Liability Considerations

By: Christine Carter-Eggers, Director of Human Resources

As active volunteer organizations, AADE Coordinating Bodies are encouraged to host meetings, activities, and events to maximize member participation and engagement.  AADE staff is committed to supporting our Coordinating Bodies by providing access to resources and departmental support to assist with questions and requests that arise as part of the planning process.

What's New with AADE Advocacy?

By: Melissa Akinlawon, MaHC, AADE Advocacy Coordinator

AdvocacyPic2016 Public Policy Forum

Friday, May 13th – Saturday, May 14th

All Coordinating Body leaders and State Grassroots Coordinators should have received an invitation to our annual Public Policy Forum by now. This is a two-day education and training event that will cover the advocacy initiatives, process for moving legislation forward, strategies for connecting with state and federal legislators, and much more.

New Forms for Continuing Education (CE) Hours

AADE is excited to announce updates to the process for CBs and LNGs requesting continuing education hours (CE hours) for your programs. The new planning forms are streamlined from the previous “CE Application” process forms. These planning forms are exclusive to AADE CBs and LNGs and are accessible in the Volunteer Leader Resource Center.

CDE® Updates

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) has been busy these past few years. NCBDE appreciates the opportunity to provide AADE’s volunteer leaders with some highlights and information that may be helpful.

Annual Meeting 2016 Events for Coordinating Bodies and Communities of Interest






AADE National is bringing back the inclusive, COI and CB Networking Event where all COIs and CBs have an
opportunity to showcase and introduce their groups to Annual Meeting attendees in the same
place and at the same time!

Upcoming Events in 2016 

CB, LNG and COI Leadership Audio

October 19 
"Preparing for a Successful Leader Transition" will prepare CB, LNG, and COI leaders in implementing an effective transition process for their incoming leaders.  

April 2016

CB and LNG Store



Member Affiliates Liaison to the Board

Chris Memering

Member Affiliates Council

Kathleen Gold
Virginia CB

Meghan Jardine
Plant Based COI

Molly McElwee-Malloy
Diabetes Technology COI

Melanie Teslik
New York CB

Jeanna Rhoulhac
New York CB

AADE Staff

Nadine Merker
Director, Member and Volunteer Engagement

Patricia Mangano
Manager, Volunteer Engagement

John Tyler
Manager, Web and Digital Content

Carlita Gay
Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement 

Important Dates:
(All times CST)

All Volunteer Leaders
Fall Audio
October 19 @11am

CB and LNG Leaders:
Briefing Call
May 11 @ 11am

Annual Meeting 2016 Events
August 12 - August 15

MAC Co-Facilitators:
Quarterly Call
May 17 @ 11am

Quarterly Call
October 25 @ 11am

COI Leaders:
Quarterly Call
June 22 @ 11am

Quarterly Call
September 28 @ 11am