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.


Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDE
President, Health Care & Education


Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD, FACP
President, Medicine & Science
Chicago, IL


Brian Bertha, JD, MBA
Secretary/Treasurer


Umesh Verma
Chair of the Board-Elect


Mary de Groot, PhD
President-Elect, Health Care & Education


Robert H. Eckel, MD
President-Elect, Medicine & Science


Martha Parry Clark, MBA
Secretary/Treasurer-Elect


Robert M. Cuddihy, MD
Board Member


C. Ronald Kahn, MD
Board Member


Julio Rosenstock, MD
Board Member


Glen Tullman
Board Member


William T. Cefalu, MD
Board Member