National Committees 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 work of strategic plan and in advancing our mission.

National Committees

Click the committee name below to download the committee description and requirements.

Timeline for Submitting an Application

Applications will be accepted from July 31 through September 17, 2017.

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 proposed 2017 committee membership will be submitted to the Association's Board of Directors for review and approval later this fall. New committee members will be notified of their appointment shortly after this approval process for appointments to begin in January 2017.

Completing an Application

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to a National Committee in 2018 should submit an application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please review the committee description and requirements before completing.

2018 National Application Form (PDF)

Applications will be accepted by email submission only and must be received to ADAApplications@diabetes.org by or before 11:59 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 17, 2017.

National Committees Reference

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 at least once per year. 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 Monique Lindsy, Sr. Manager, Executive Office, at 800-676-4065 ext. 2003 or mlindsy@diabetes.org.

  • Last Reviewed: August 9, 2016
  • Last Edited: July 25, 2017