Program Committee

AADE President

Karen Kemmis, DPT, MS, GCS, CDE, FAADE
Physical Therapist/Certified Diabetes Educator
SUNY Update Medical University/Joslin Diabetes Center
Syracuse, NY


Lorena Drago
Senior Associate Director
Bellvue Hospital
Forest Hills, NY

Immediate Past Chair

Marilyn Cox, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Primary Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Kaiser Permanente
Catonsville, MD

Committee Members

Melanie Batchelor, RD, MHS, LDN, CDE
School Nutrition Supervisor Dietitian
Haywood County Schools
Sylva, NC

Jasmine Gonzalvo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDE, LDE
Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Purdue University | Eskenazi Health
Indianapolis, IN

Carol Manchester, MSN, ACNS, RN, APRN, CDE, CNS, BCADM
Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Eagan, MN

Dawn McCarter, RN, BSN, CDE
Manager, Diabetes Education
Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN

Neesha Ramchandani, RN, PNP, CDE
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Maimonides Medical Center/Pediatric Endocrinology
New York, NY

Kellie Rodriguez, RN, MSN, CDE, MBA
Director, Diabetes Education & Community Engagement
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Dallas, TX

Diabetes Nurse Practitioner
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, MY

Evan Sisson, PharmD, MHA, CDE, RPh, FAADE
Associate Professor
Virginia Commonwealth School of Pharmacy
Richmond, VA

Jennifer Troupe, RD, CDE, BC-ADM
Diabetes Management and Lifestyle Coach
Providence St. Patrick Hospital
Missoula, MT

Jane Dickinson, PhD, RN, CDE
Program Director
Teachers College Columbia University
Steamboat Springs, CO

Ardis Reed, RD, LD, MPH, CDE
Diabetes Educator
TMF Health Quality Institute
Hideaway, TX

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
Owner/Diabetes Educator
CBR Nutrition Enterprises
Massapequa Park, NY

Ann Williams, PhD, RN, CDE,
Diabetes Consultant
Williams Diabetes Associates
Cleveland, OH

Magon Saunders, DHSc, MS, RDN, LD
Program Director
Nutrition Directions, LLC
Stone Mountain, GA

Erica Moore, MHS, RD, LD, CDE, BC-ADM
Diabetes Program Coordinator
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education
Greer, SC

Jan Kavookjian, MBA, PhD, FAPhA
Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research & Policy
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Auburn, AL

Perry Gee, PhD, RN
Nurse Scientist
Dignity Health
North Ogden, UT

Advisory Members

Donna Ryan, RN, RD, MPH, CDE, FAADE
Regional Director, Community Health and Outreach
Sacred Heart Hospital
Pensacola, FL

Hope Warshaw, MMSC, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
Hope Warshaw Associates, LLC
Asheville, NC

Barb Schreiner, PhD, APRN, CPLP, CDE, BC-ADM
Capella University, College of Nursing

AADE Staff Members

Gina Tassio McClure
Chief Operating Officer

Leslie Kolb, BSN, MBA, RN
Chief Science and Practice Officer

Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, CDE, BC-ADM
Director of Accreditation

Gregg Lapin, CMP
Director of Meetings

Joanne Rinker, RD, CDE, LDN, FAADE
Director of Practice/Content Development

Ken Zielske
Director of Learning


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