Margaret Powers, PhD, RD, CDE

President-Elect, Health Care & Education

Maggie Powers is Vice President, Health Care & Education of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. She is a research scientist at the International Diabetes Center where her research focuses on performance improvement with organizations and individuals to improve diabetes outcomes. She is also pioneering work with continuous glucose monitoring to study the glycemic effect of food. Maggie is a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She has published research, is an international presenter, authored numerous articles and chapters, and published five books.

Powers has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer for more than 25 years including serving as a founding editor of Diabetes Spectrum. She is currently a member of the American Diabetes Association's Board of Directors and is serving on the national Education Recognition Program Committee. She is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award.

Powers holds a doctorate in training and performance improvement from Capella University. She received her Master of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She completed her dietetic internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.