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2016 Diabetes Council Election

The Diabetes Council is seeking nominations for positions for the
Diabetes Council’s Leadership Group.
The deadline for nominations has been extended!
Please nominate yourself or a colleague
by completing the Nominations Form by May 20, 2016

For over 20 years, the Diabetes Council has advocated for, connected, and inspired state and territorial health department staff across the country who are dedicated to improving the lives of people with and at risk for diabetes. The Diabetes Council's various liaison positions provide opportunities for greater synergy within NACDD, and engage more state members and partners with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experience.

Request for Nominations

The Diabetes Council is seeking nominations for leaders for the Leadership Group. Learn more about the NACDD and Diabetes Council, the roles and responsibilities for the Leadership Group positions, and the benefits of serving on the Diabetes Council Leadership Group from the Diabetes Council – Recruiting New Leaders document. All positions on the Leadership Group are elected. Please consider serving on this group so that your unique voice and perspective are represented. To nominate yourself or a colleague, complete the Nominations Form by May 6, 2015.

Who is Eligible to Serve on the Diabetes Council Leadership Group?
Any full time or part-time State Health Department (SHD) staff or contractor who has worked on diabetes efforts for at least 2 years is eligible to be nominated or to self-nominate. Any position (chronic disease director, communications manager, operations manager, epidemiologist, evaluator, etc.) is eligible to serve. Those with leadership skills or the desire to learn and cultivate leadership skills are needed.

Who is Eligible to Vote in the Diabetes Council Leadership Group Elections?

Eligibility to vote is the same as the above eligibility to serve.

Why Be Part of the Diabetes Council Leadership Group?
Learn what Diabetes Council Leaders say about the benefits to serving in the Diabetes Council– Recruiting New Leaders document. Below are the key themes.


  • Provides an avenue for state health department staff to collaborate with, and provide recommendations to national, professional, governmental, voluntary agencies and associations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on matters pertaining to the implementation of diabetes prevention and control efforts by state health departments.


  • Network, communicate, collaborate, and problem solve with diabetes and chronic disease colleagues across the country on common issues related to diabetes.


  •  Provides strategic direction for state and national public health diabetes prevention and control
  • Influences skill building, training, and resources provided by NACDD

Are All of the Leadership Group Positions Available?
No, some leadership group members were elected last year for a two-year term and thus have one more year remaining on their term. The Leadership Group membership is designed to have staggered terms so that some members have experience on the leadership group.

Leadership Group Members elected last year and their 2016-2017 positions

  • Chair: Pam Geis (WI)
  • Past Chair: Laura Heinrich (IN)
  • Workgroup Chairs
    • Professional Development Workgroup Co-Chair: Marisa Lara (NH)
    • Mentoring Workgroup Co-Chair: Allison Smith (GA)
  • Liaisons
    • Liaison to the NACDD Government Affairs Forum: Shana Scott (GA)
    • Liaison to the NACDD Board: Judith Gabriele (NM)
    • Liaison to CVH Council: Jane Myers (ND)

What Positions are Available and What are the Term Lengths?
The Diabetes Council is seeking nominations for the positions listed below. See the Diabetes Council Transformation – Recruiting New Leaders document for the roles and responsibilities of all the leadership group positions. All positions will serve a two-year term (July 1, 2016 and end June 30, 2018) except for the Chair Elect. The Chair Elect will serve three years, one year as Chair Elect, one year as Chair, and one year as Past Chair.

Nominations are needed to fill the following Leadership Group positions

  • Chair Elect
    • Chair Elect will have a 3-year commitment with a one-year term in the following positions: Chair Elect, Chair, and Past Chair
  • All terms for the positions below will be 2 years. The positions are:
    • Workgroup Co-Chairs
      • Professional Development Workgroup Co-Chair
        • Co-Chairs will have staggered 2-year terms so each year there will only be one new Co-Chair serving with an “experienced” Co-Chair
      • Mentoring Workgroup Co-Chair
        • Co-Chairs will have staggered 2-year terms so each year there will only be one new Co-Chair serving with an “experienced” Co-Chair
    • Liaison Positions
      • Liaison to the NACDD Professional Development Forum
      • Act on Data Liaison to the Epidemiology/Evaluation Forum
      • Liaison to School Health Council
      • Liaison to Health Equity Council

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