Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the ultimate governing authority of the American Diabetes Association. It exercises fiduciary oversight of our financial, ethical and legal affairs and ensures the organization's stability and viability to fulfill our mission.

Robin Richardson
Chair of the Board
Portland, OR

Senior Vice President
Moda Health

Margaret Powers, PhD, RD, CDE
President, Health Care & Education
Minneapolis, MN

Research Scientist
International Diabetes Center

Desmond Schatz, MD
President, Medicine & Science
Gainesville, FL

Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics Medical Director, Diabetes Center Director
Clinic Research Center at the University of Florida

Lorrie W. Liang
Secretary / Treasurer
Sarasota, FL

Chief Operating Officer
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

David A. DeMarco, PhD
Chair of the Board-Elect
Wakefield, RI

Northeast Life Sciences Leader
Ernst & Young LLP

Brenda Montgomery, RN, MSHS, CDE
President-Elect, Health Care & Education
Bellevue, WA

Clinical Science Liaison
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Alvin C. Powers, MD
President-Elect, Medicine & Science
Nashville, TN

Joe C. Davis Chair in Biologic Science Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes Chief, Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Director, Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Umesh Verma
Secretary / Treasurer-Elect
Houston, TX

Chief Executive Officer

Jackie Boucher, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Board Member
Minneapolis, MN

Children's HeartLink

Martha Clark, MBA
Board Member
Lafayette, CA

Board Member
Project Redwood

Robert H. Eckel, MD
Board Member
Aurora, CO

Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus, Director of the Lipid Clinic, University of Colorado Hospital
University of Colorado

David Herrick, MBA
Board Member
New York, NY

President, U.S.
Cohn & Wolfe

Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP
Board Member
Baltimore, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine Director, Behavior & Cognition Sub-Core, Healthcare and Population Science, Baltimore Diabetes Research Center Senior Director, Population Health Research and Development, Johns Hopkins HealthCare

Jeffrey Himmel, MS
Board Member
Miami Beach, FL

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Himmel Group

Jane Reusch, MD
Board Member
Denver, CO

Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
University of Colorado and Denver VAMC

Calvin Schmidt, MBA
Board Member
Raritan, NJ

President, Cardiovascular & Metabolism
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Catherine Squires, CFRE
Board Member
Chicago, IL

President and CEO, NIU Foundation, Vice President for University Advancement
Northern Illinois University

Alan L. Yatvin, JD
Board Member
Philadelphia, PA

Managing Partner
Popper & Yatvin


Kevin L. Hagan
Chief Executive Officer
Alexandria, VA