Charles Kopke Medal for Service
Dwight Holing, from Orinda, California, received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Charles Kopke Medal for Service. The award is presented to the Secretary/Treasurer for outstanding leadership and service to the Association.
Holing is the founder and principal of DHA Communications‚ a multimedia consulting firm that provides public relations and public affairs services to business‚ government‚ and nonprofit clients‚ with special expertise in public policy‚ environmental, clean energy‚ green technology‚ land use‚ conservation and health care issues. He is also a writer and editor. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines, and his books on wildlife, natural history and outdoor travel subjects have been published by University of California Press, Time-Life Books and Random House. His most recent project is a book on wildlife migration for Animal Planet.
Holing led a team of volunteers and staff in the development of the American Diabetes Association’s 2012–2015 Strategic Plan, which charts a course for the Association over the next four years to advance our mission and further the movement to Stop Diabetes®.
Locally‚ Holing has served as chair and is a member of the San Francisco Community Leadership Board. His national service with the American Diabetes Association includes a variety of national committees and task forces‚ such as the Finance Committee‚ Community and Volunteer Development Committee‚ 2008–2011 Strategic Plan Task Force‚ and Core Message Development Task Force. He is also a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Pinnacle Society and Summit Circle.