Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Volunteer Leader Newsletter

Time to Plan for the Next Leaders....

 By: Nadine Merker, Director of Member and Volunteer Engagement

As we transition from summer to fall, it reminds us that we need to begin to make plans to provide for another upcoming change- looking ahead to your group’s 2016 leaders.


Promoting the AADE Family

 By: Kellie Antinori-Lent, 2015 Member Affiliates Liaison

Along with the change of seasons so to comes many regional Fall educational programs.  As we make final preparations for the “big day”—gathering speaker PowerPoints, designing attendee handouts, selecting a savory and healthy menu, insuring AV equipment support will be on hand—we should also remember to use the event—even small evening programs—as an opportunity to promote our AADE family. 

Active Learner Engagement -- Strategies

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

Nancy StonisIndividuals attending education programs want to learn information in a fun, exciting way.  Active learning is the current standard to engage learners in their own learning process.

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. 

Power of the Get-To-Know-You Questions on Social Media

By: Chris Memering, RN, BSN, CDE, SANE-A, Inpatient Management COI

Chris MemeringHey all and welcome back to a lot of you from #AADE15! I don’t know about you, but I love the chance to get to the annual meeting.  I always leave feeling refreshed and recharged, like I can take on the world, even though I may need new shoes to do it in (talk about a lot of walking).  

Advocacy Volunteer Spoltlight: Sheila Harmon

By: Melissa Akinlawon, Advocacy Administrative Coordinator 

For the past few months, the Advocacy Team of AADE has been taking a strategic approach in order to gain support on our federal legislative initiatives. Our primary focus is on gaining support from members of Congress on our federal bill – the Access to Quality Diabetes Education Act of 2015 (H.R. 1726/ S. 1345).

Tip from the Indiana Central LNG on meeting the Quarterly Incentive

TipWe asked winners of the Coordinating Body, Local Networking Groups, and Community of Interest Quarterly Incentive Contest, to provide us with some tips on how they worked to qualify. 

2016 CB and COI Leaders --Ready, Set, Go!

I know you are looking at the calendar and thinking – it’s barely September 2015 and they want to know if we have our 2016 Leaders ready to hit the ground running????!!!!

MY AADE NETWORK Admin Tip: Copy an Existing Event

Create an EventIt continues to be exciting to see the number of CBs and LNGs using online event registration with MY AADE NETWORK! We have seen many groups utilize MY AADE NETWORK to set up events successfully and seamlessly.


Diabetes Educators Make News with Eating Disorder, Monitoring and Being Active Messages

EndocrineWebIn the past weeks, diabetes educators have made headlines for the role they play in helping people with diabetes live healthy, active lives. As part of AADE’s Professional and Public Outreach Campaign, media interest in diabetes education climbed thanks in part to AADE15 and other diabetes education news:


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 


Important Dates: 
(All times CST)

All Volunteer Leaders
Fall Audio
November 4 @ 12pm

2016 State Coordinating Body Training Program
January 8 and 9 

Spring Audio
April 8 @ 12pm

CB and LNG Leaders:
Briefing Call
October 14 @ 12pm

Briefing Call
February 4 @ 12pm

Briefing Call
March 18 @ 12pm

Briefing Call
June 10 @ 12pm

MAC Co-Facilitators:
Quarterly Call
September 30 @ 11am

Quarterly Call
January 28 @ 11am

Quarterly Call
May 20 @ 11am

COI Leaders:
Quarterly Call
October 21 @ 11am

Quarterly Call 
February 11 @ 11am

Quarterly Call
June 17 @ 11am