Marjorie Cypress, PhD, RN, CNP, CDE

President, Health Care & Education

Marjorie Cypress is the 2014 President, Health Care & Education of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. She is also an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator with Albuquerque Health Partners and an independent consultant.

Cypress has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer since the late 1980s. She has served as a Community Leadership Board Chair for many years and been a strong local supporter of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure—the Association's signature cycling event. She is a past member of the American Diabetes Association's Board of Directors and has served on many of its national committees. In 2004, Cypress was the recipient of the American Diabetes Association Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. She is also a member of the American Diabetes Association's Pinnacle Society. This is a recognition society representative of individuals who are providing significant contributions to the Association through major gifts.

Cypress has worked in diabetes clinical care, self-management education and professional education for more than 25 years. She has several publications in lay and professional journals and is an Associate Editor of the American Diabetes Association's Complete Nurses Guide to Diabetes Care.

Dr. Cypress holds a master of science in Nursing, Adult Health from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, New York and a doctorate in nursing, College of Nursing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.