Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Volunteer Leader Newsletter

Happy 5th Anniversary and a New MY AADE NETWORK Service

 By: Nadine Merker, Director of Member and Volunteer Engagement
This upcoming Annual Meeting will mark five years since we launched MY AADE NETWORK.   We know that these five years have required our volunteer leaders to embrace new processes and technology, as well as to foster more statewide collaborations with other AADE leaders.  

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High Tech Etiquette

 By: Kellie Antinori-Lent, 2015 Member Affiliates Liaison
Several weeks ago, I received an email from a friend with a link for a YouTube video entitled “A Conference Call in Real Life.”  Not that I had extra time in my day to watch it, but I did.  I have to tell you, I laughed from beginning to end! 

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Wonderful Accomplishments

By: Nancy Stonis, MJ, BSN, RN, AADE Practice Manager of Accreditation

Nancy Stonis AADE Approver Unit has been very busy this year approving many of your outstanding programs. So many of you have developed engaging, successful and informative programs. So far, 39 education programs have been approved. More is yet to come!  

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Save the date: 2016 State Coordinating Body Training Program in Chicago.  New Program and New Name!


Please mark your calendars for the day and a half CB Leader Training program scheduled for Friday, January 8- Saturday January 9, 2016 in Chicago. 

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Annual Meeting 2015 Events for Coordinating Bodies and Communities of Interest!


Again, this year, we are offering the CB and COI leaders the opportunity to showcase their groups at the 2015 AADE CB and COI Networking Event during the AADE Annual Meeting.

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The Diabetes Prevention COI – “Working On the Front End of the Diabetes Continuum"

By: Marcene Butcher, Co-Leader, Diabetes Prevention COI
Introducing: The Diabetes Prevention COI ! It’s a new AADE Community of Interest developed by your fellow AADE members interested in working on the ‘front end’ of the diabetes continuum, and is intended to be a networking and discussion group for those interested in learning more about or providing the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in their communities, who desire a peer-group to learn from, have discussions with, and gain resources from. 

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New Website Launch!

New AADE Website

We are proud to announce the release of our newly redesigned website. It’s been crafted to reflect what you’ve told us you need now…and builds upon technology capable of addressing future needs.

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Meet Kurt Anderson, AADE's new Director of Federal and State Advocacy

By: Kurt Anderson, Director of Federal and State Advocacy
AdvocacyMy name is Kurt Anderson and I am the new Director of Federal and State Advocacy at AADE.  I am very excited to be working here on so many dynamic issues relating to you and the care you give.

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MY AADE NETWORK Admin Tip: Updating Your State Landing Page 

The state landing pages on MY AADE NETWORK provide valuable real estate for CBs to communicate to members and non-members who your CB leadership team is, how to contact them, as well as any additional information you may want to highlight, such as a registration link to a big upcoming event.

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Member Affiliates Liaison to the Board

Kellie Antinori-Lent

Member Affiliates Council

Richard Arena
New York CB

Mary Jean Christian
California CB

Chris Memering
Inpatient Management COI

Marilyn Novosel
North Carolina CB

Kendall Smith
Plant Based Nutrition COI

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