American Diabetes Association Recognizes Volunteers for Outstanding Service
November 18, 2013
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, recognized several of its outstanding volunteers at the annual Community Volunteer Leadership Conference, which took place this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn.
Recognition was given for the National Service Achievement Award recipients and the Association honored its Principal Officers for their service and leadership.
National Service Achievement Award Recipients
Wendell Mayes Jr. Award for Lifetime Service
Larry Ellingson, RPh
Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Public Policy Leadership Award
Senator Al Franken, U.S. Senate
Addison B. Scoville Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Kermit Crawford, RPh, President, Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, Walgreens
Health Professional Award for Volunteer Service
Brenda Montgomery, RN, MS, CDE, Director, Diabetes Research Group, University of Washington & VA Puget Sound Health System
Principal Officer Recognition
Charles H. Best Medal for Leadership and Service
Karen Talmadge, PhD, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association
Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Charles Kopke Medal for Service
Patrick L. Shuler, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer, American Diabetes Association
Virginia Beach, Va.
Rachmiel Levine Medal for Leadership and Service
Lurelean Gaines, RN, MSN, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association
Monterey Park, Calif.
Banting Medal for Leadership and Service
John E. Anderson, MD, President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association
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. For the past 75 years, our mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.