Statement from the American Diabetes Association

Alexandria, Virginia
July 1, 2014

Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association (Association) has announced that he will step down as CEO of the Association effective July 31, 2014 to pursue new opportunities in his native New York metro area.  On behalf of the Association, and the nearly 30 million people in the United States with diabetes, the Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Hausner for his seven years of service. 

During his tenure, Mr. Hausner has been instrumental in leading the Association through a number of successful initiatives.  Under his guidance, the Association launched the Stop Diabetes® movement, creating improved brand awareness for the organization and our cause.  In addition, Mr. Hausner has overseen the introduction of a successful diversity and inclusion initiative within the Association, which helped improve the diversity of our Board of Directors from 18% to 42%.  Other notable Association achievements during Mr. Hausner’ s tenure include the development and successful launch of our innovative new research program, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, growth of our Safe at School program and our successful efforts to protect the rights of those with diabetes during the debate over health care reform. 

The search for a new Chief Executive Officer, led by the Association’s Board of Directors, will commence immediately and an interim CEO will be named by mid-July.  During this transition, the Association will continue to fulfill its critical mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

We thank our dedicated staff and volunteers for their continued support and work on behalf of the Association and our efforts to Stop Diabetes.

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)