Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Volunteer Leader Newsletter

A Time to Say Thank You...

By: Nadine Merker, Director of Member and Volunteer Engagement

The Annual Meeting is a time to connect with your colleagues, hear from inspiring and informative speakers, and see the latest products and technologies on the Exhibit Floor. It is also the time for AADE to say thank you to our volunteer leaders for their passion, commitment, and work this past year in support of diabetes education, this association and very importantly our members. THANK YOU!


Why is the AADE Annual Conference so Different?

By: Molly McElwee-Malloy, RN,CDE

Molly_McElweeI just got back from the ADA conference in New Orleans. A wonderful exhibit hall and some great presentations were available. Although I had my own meetings planned, and there were a few get-togethers that popped up, there wasn’t any organized networking to be had. I guess in the event of technology, we can all look each other up anytime we want and make contact. However, there is a lot to be said for a face-to-face conversation. One of the reasons I so look forward to the AADE conference is that there are planned events for networking. I never know who I will meet and what I will learn from them.

AADE16 Annual Meeting Update


​Thursday, August 11 - Coordinating Body and Communities of Interest Networking Reception - 5:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m. - Marriott Marquis & Marina Ballroom D-E

Friday, August 12 - CB and LNG Financial Workshop - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Save the Date: 2017 State Coordinating Body Training Program in Chicago

Please mark your calendars for the day and a half CB Leader Training program scheduled for Friday, January 13- Saturday January 14, 2017 in Chicago.


Congratulations to New York, Nebraska and Iowa!

In May we asked you to register your CB, LNG and COI social media accounts for a chance to win a $100 gift card for the most active and engaged Facebook and Twitter accounts during the month of June. Congratulations to the NYS CB and NE LNG (Facebook) and @IowaAADE (Twitter) for being the most active! These accounts had the most posts, best original and relevant content and engaged with users on a regular basis.


Learn More About AADE’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at the Annual Meeting

Did you know...

In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) selected AADE as one of six partner organizations to assist in expanding the reach of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. This is an exciting opportunity because it highlights the leadership role that diabetes educators can play in diabetes prevention efforts.


Why I love My Job.... Final Winning Contest Entry

Maggie Bevilles's winning entry below on why she loves her job as a diabetes educator...


Event Help: Taking Credit Card Payments Onsite/Registering "Day of" Attendees

By: John Tyler, Web & Digital Content Manager

If you ever needed to take registrations onsite at a local CB or LNG event, it’s easy to do this using MY AADE NETWORK. This also allows your day-of attendees to use a credit card, that way there are no cash or checks to handle, and payments are processed right away. There are a few easy steps to make sure this process goes smoothly...

The AADE 2016 Public Policy Forum: Changing the Culture of Advocacy One Legislation Visit at a Time

By: Kurt Anderson, Director of Federal and State Advocacy

The AADE 2016 Public Policy (PPF) was held on May 13 and 14. This year the PPF was not in Washington D.C., but was held outside of Chicago in Rosemont, IL. “But why?” you may ask. Because AADE is beginning to change the culture of how we do advocacy.


In Case You Missed it: New Forms for Continuing Education (CE) Hours

We wanted to remind you that AADE has made exciting updates to the process for CBs and LNGs requesting continuing education hours (CE hours) for your programs! 

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.


AADE Staffing Update- Meet Cindy Wilson

With much excitement, I would like to introduce myself to the group as your Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.


July/August 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

Cindy Wilson
Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement 

Important Dates:
(All times CST)

All Volunteer Leaders
Fall Audio
October 19 @11am

CB and LNG Leaders:
Annual Meeting 2016 Events
August 12 - August 15

MAC Co-Facilitators:
Quarterly Call
October 25 @ 11am

Quarterly Call
September 28 @ 11am