Board of Directors

Dwight Holing

Dwight Holing

Chair of the Board
Orinda, CA

Dwight Holing is Chair of the Board of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. He has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 40 years. Holing is an author of award-winning fiction and numerous nonfiction books on the environment, natural history and travel. He also provides communications consulting to a variety of organizations. Read more about Dwight Holing.


Marjorie Cypress, PhD, C-ANP, CDE
President, Health Care & Education
Albuquerque, NM


Elizabeth Seaquist, MD
President, Medicine & Science
Minneapolis, MN


Robert J. Singley, MBA
Secretary/Treasurer
Rockaway, NJ


Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Alexandria, VA


Nina Agbayani, RN, BSN
Board Member
Phoenix, AZ


John E. Anderson, MD
Immediate Past President, Medicine & Science
Nashville, TN


Samuel Arce, MD, FAAFP
Board Member
Jamaica, NY


Brian Bertha
Board Member
South San Francisco, CA


Anthony J. Cannon, MD, FACE
Board Member
Mt. Laurel, NJ


Michael Ching, CPA
Board Member
Honolulu, HI


Kieth Cockrell
Board Member
Troy, MI


Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD
President-Elect, Medicine & Science
Memphis, TN


David A. DeMarco, PhD
Board Member
Wakefield, RI


Richard Farber, MBA
Secretary / Treasurer-Elect
Pacific Palisades, CA


Lurelean B. Gaines, RN, MSN
Immediate Past President, Health Care & Education
Monterey Park, CA


Gina Gavlak, RN, BSN
Board Member
Sheffield Village, OH


Aida L. Giachello, PhD
Board Member
Chicago, IL


Jay A. Jimenez
Board Member
New Brunswick, NJ


George L. King, MD
Board Member
Dover, MA


David G. Marrero, PhD
President-Elect, Health Care & Education
Indianapolis, IN


J. Russell McClellan, MBA
Board Memeber
Simi Valley, CA


Alvin C. Powers, MD
Board Member
Nashville, TN


Margaret (Maggie) Powers, PhD, RD, CDE
Vice President, Health Care & Education
Minneapolis, MN


Jane E.B. Reusch, MD
Board Member
Denver, CO


Robin J. Richardson
Vice Chair of the Board
Tigard, OR


Henry Rodriguez, MD
Board Member
Tampa, FL


Kevin Ryan, CPA
Board Member
Holland, PA


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


Patrick L. Shuler, CPA
Immediate Past Secretary/Treasurer
Virginia Beach, VA


Karen D. Talmadge, PhD
Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Los Altos Hills, CA


Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, FACP, FACE
Board Member
Atlanta, GA


Patti Urbanski, MEd, RD, LD, CDE
Board Member
Cloquet, MN


Umesh Verma
Board Member
Houston, TX


Roniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD
Board Member
Windermere, FL


Janel Wright, JD
Chair of the Board-Elect
Anchorage, AK


Wendy A. Wright, RN, MHS
Board Member
Nashville, TN