Volunteer Leader Newsletter

I Love My Job.... Tell Us About It! (and win)

By: Nadine Merker, Director of Member and Volunteer Engagement

Every year at AADE, I continue to see the passion, commitment and excitement that diabetes educators feel about the work that they do. 

In reading one of my professional association’s blogs, I notice that one organization had launched an “I Love My Job” campaign to help celebrate and talk about the positive aspects of their work.

Have You Considered Becoming an AADE Fellow?

By: Kathleen Gold, RN, MSN, CDE, Member Affiliates Council

According to Wikipedia “a fellow is a member of a group of learned people who work together as peers in the pursuit of mutual knowledge or practice”. An “AADE Fellow” is a member of a distinguished group of diabetes educators that are recognized for their outstanding contributions to diabetes education through clinical practice, research, education or health policy. 

Mark Your Calendars For National Volunteer Week! 


Make plans to thank your CB, LNG, and COI volunteers as we celebrate National Volunteer week beginning April 10.  National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to highlight volunteering in your group and recognize the volunteers you have!

The New MY AADE NETWORK Is Almost Here - What You Need to Know

We're just two weeks away from the launch of the completely redesigned MY AADE NETWORK, and as volunteer leaders and administrators, you will continue to have special access to admin-only areas of the site.

What's New with AADE Advocacy?

By: Melissa Akinlawon, MaHC, AADE Advocacy Coordinator

AdvocacyPicFirst and foremost, since the introduction of our federal legislation in 2015– the Access to Quality Diabetes Education Act (H.R. 1726/ S. 1345) – AADE members and volunteers have stepped up and made their presence known in Congress and on the home front. We want to say thank you for your hard work and dedicated service thus far in the form of thousands of letters to your legislators, calls to legislative staffers, and in-state visits! 

Tips for Preparing Grant Requests - Every Piece of the Puzzle Counts 

By: Catherine O'Brian, Medical Education Grant Writer and Project Manager

Catherine Photo_125I am the Medical Education Grant Writer and Project Manager at AADE. In serving this position, my grant writing and management expertise is informed by my background in the biomedical sciences and medical writing. In this post, I would like to share with you some tips for successful grant writing.


Membership Help Round-the-Clock with AADE 24/7

AADE 24/7 Website HelpWhat do you do when you’ve signed up for a program, it’s late in the evening or on Sunday afternoon, and you need assistance? We’d love to help, but unfortunately, we can’t always be there.


Peer Reviewers Needed for AADE CE Applications!

AADE is seeking volunteer reviewers for 2016. AADE receives applications for live and self-study continuing professional education activities. The educational content of these conferences is related to diabetes and needs to be reviewed and approved. 

Upcoming Events in 2016

CB, LNG and COI Leadership Audio

March 23   

John Tyler's presentation, The New MY AADE NETWORK: Your Guide to Success will give leaders an overview of the key areas on the new AADE website and the enhanced MY AADE NETWORK so that these leaders can utilize these features to increase their members' engagement.

March 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

Spring Audio
March 23 @11am

CB and LNG Leaders:
Briefing Call
April 6 @ 11am

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