Sharlene Tsuda Named Chair of the Community Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association’s Hawaii Office

For Immediate Release: October 2012
Contact: Leslie Lam
Phone: 808-947-5979

Honolulu, Hawaii (October 5, 2012) – The American Diabetes Association announced that Sharlene Tsuda, Vice President, Community Development of The Queen's Health Systems was named Chair of the Community Leadership Board (CLB) for the American Diabetes Association of Hawaii, for a two-year term.

As Chair, Sharlene will provide leadership and direction to the Hawaii CLB to support annual American Diabetes Association goals in achieving the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan and Annual Organizational Objectives.

"We are delighted to have Sharlene as Chair of the Hawaii CLB," said Dr. Dee-Ann Carpenter, President of the American Diabetes Association's Community Leadership Board. "Her leadership will help us increase awareness of diabetes in Hawaii and advance our mission to Stop Diabetes®."

Leslie Lam, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association Hawaii noted, "Sharlene has been an active CLB volunteer for the American Diabetes Association of Hawaii since 2009 and has served in numerous roles including the Hawaii Executive Committee, Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes Team Captain, and is a Diabetes Champion for her fundraising success and generosity, With the passionate leadership of Dr. Dee-Ann Carpenter and Sharlene Tsuda, we will surely continue to make a difference for the 26 million American children and adults with diabetes of which 113,000 are estimated to be in Hawaii."

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or the local office at 808-947-5979.