Call for Applications
National Committees accomplish the multi-faceted work of the American Diabetes Association through the dedication and leadership of its many diverse volunteers. Our committee members play a major part in the accomplishment of our 2012-2015 Strategic Plan and advancing our mission.
Click the committee name below to download the committee description and requirements.
- Adult Strategies
- Community & Volunteer Development
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Education Recognition Program
- Income Development
- Professional Practice
- Research Policy
- Scientific & Medical Programs Oversight
- Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning
- Youth Strategies
Timeline for Submitting an Application
The application process is now closed. Watch for next year's call period to come soon.
Member Selection Process
Each year the Association conducts a call for applications for members of its standing national committees.
Applications for each committee are reviewed by both the current and incoming chair of that committee, in partnership with the committee staff liaison. Applications are evaluated based upon the expertise and service of the individuals in context of the needs, goals and objectives of the committee and the Association. The review process may also take into consideration additional information about applicants as necessary and appropriate.
The slate of applicants for new members of each national committee is submitted to the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors for review and approval. New committee members are notified of their appointment in November for service to begin the following January.
Completing an Application
Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to a National Committee in 2013-2014 should submit an application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please review the committee description and requirements as well as the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan and 2013 Organizational Priorities before completing an application form.
Applications will be accepted during the call period by email submission only.
National Committees Reference Resources
- 2013 National Committee List (PDF)
- 2012-2015 Strategic Plan (PDF)
- 2013 Organizational Priorities (PDF)
Terms for Committee Service
An individual may serve as a committee member for an initial two-year term. Appointments shall coincide with the Association's fiscal year.
Meetings and Expenses
Most national committees meet in person twice a year, in March and November. Consistent with our reimbursement guidelines, the American Diabetes Association pays for reasonable and appropriate travel and hotel expenses for committee members in connection with official meetings. Members may also choose to pay their own expenses, which typically qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for income tax purposes.
If you have questions, please contact Bobbie Alexander, Managing Director, Governance, Meetings & Travel at 800-676-4065, ext. 2002 or email@example.com.
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