American Diabetes Association Recognizes Volunteers for Outstanding Service
November 12, 2012
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, presented several volunteers with National Service Achievement Awards. These prestigious awards honor volunteers of the community who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to the cause.
The following leaders received their awards at the annual American Diabetes Association Community Volunteer Leadership Conference, which took place this past weekend in New Orleans.
National Service Achievement Award Recipients
Wendell Mayes Jr. Award for Lifetime Service in the Cause of Diabetes
Stewart Perry, Co-owner, Perry & Perry State Farm Insurance
Public Policy Leadership Award
Senator Ben Nevers, Louisiana Senate
Public Policy Leadership Award
Representative Matt Ramsey, Georgia House of Representatives
Peachtree City, Ga.
Ross Hickey Award for Outstanding Service in Diabetes Research Funding
Delores and William Brehm
Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Cynthia Levy, Account Executive – Chicago North, Novo Nordisk
Palos Hills, Ill.
Excellence in Health Communications Award
Kelly Close, President, Close Concerns, Inc. and Editor in Chief, diaTribe
Health Professional Award for Volunteer Service
Ho Luong Tran, MD, MPH, President and CEO, National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians
Charles H. Best Medal for Leadership and Service
L. Hunter Limbaugh, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association
Charles Kopke Medal for Service
Pearson C. Cummin III, MBA, Secretary/Treasurer, American Diabetes Association
These leaders received their awards in June at the Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.
Rachmiel Levine Medal for Leadership and Service
Geralyn R. Spollett, MSN, ANP-CS, CDE, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association
New Haven, Conn.
Banting Medal for Leadership and Service
Vivian Fonseca, MD, President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association
About the American Diabetes Association
Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)