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.

Janel Wright, JD
Chair of the Board
Anchorage, AK

Chief of Adjudications
State of Alaska, Department of Labor & Workforce Development

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

J. O. Ritchey Endowed Professor of Medicine Director, Diabetes Translational Research Center
Indiana University School of Medicine

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

Professor of Medicine & Director Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism A.C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Richard Farber, MBA
Secretary / Treasurer
Los Angeles, CA

Managing Partner
McKendree Capital

Robin J. Richardson
Chair of the Board-Elect
Portland, OR

Senior Vice President
Moda Health

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

Research Scientist
International Diabetes Center

Desmond Schatz, MD
President-Elect, 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-Elect
Baltimore, MD

Vice President
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Brian Bertha, JD, MBA
South San Francisco, CA

Chief Operating Officer
Crescendo Bioscience

David A. DeMarco, PhD
Iselin, NJ

Northeast Life Sciences Leader
Ernst & Young LLP

Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP
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
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jeffrey Himmel, MS
Miami, FL

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Himmel Group

Alvin C. Powers, MD
Nashville, TN

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

Jane Reusch, MD
Denver, CO

Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry & Bioengineering
Associate Director, Center for Women’s Health Research
University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus
Director, VA Diabetes Team and CCTSI Liaison, Denver VAMC
University of Colorado and Denver VAMC

Calvin Schmidt, MBA
Raritan, NJ

President, Cardiovascular & Metabolism
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Catherine Squires, CFRE
Boston, MA

Vice President of Development, Tufts Medical Center Trust
Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children

Umesh Verma
Houston, TX

Chief Executive Officer

Alan L. Yatvin, JD
Philadelphia, PA

Managing Partner
Popper & Yatvin


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