Geralyn R. Spollett, MSN, ANP-CS, CDE
Immediate Past President, Health Care & Education
Geralyn R. Spollett, MSN, ANP-CS, CDE is Immediate Past President, Health Care & Education of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. She is an adult nurse practitioner and Associate Director of Yale Diabetes Center, affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine Faculty Practice. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Aventis Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly Company.
Spollett has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer for more than 15 years and has served on the Programs and Professional Practice Committees, a previous term on the National Board of Directors, and on her local Community Leadership Board. She has also served as Chair of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. She is serving as Editor for the Educator's Corner of Practical Diabetology and has served as an Associate Editor of Diabetes Spectrum and The Diabetes Educator. She was an Associate Editor for the American Diabetes Association book, The Complete Nurses Guide to Diabetes Care. She also received the American Diabetes Association Educator Award in 2006.
Spollett has won awards for excellence in clinical practice, nursing and teaching. During her 10 years at the Yale School of Nursing, she taught in the diabetes care concentration, conducted research in type 2 diabetes in black women, and lectured nationally and internationally on diabetes management from a nurse practitioner perspective. She has written more than 40 articles and book chapters largely focusing on the care and management of people with diabetes and been a speaker at numerous professional education conferences in Connecticut.
She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., and her master of science with distinction in primary care from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.