The Newly Elected Directors Bring Diversity of Experience and Commitment to Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program
WASHINGTON, DC (January 10, 2017) – The Council for Diabetes Prevention, a non-profit membership-based organization dedicated to ensuring the success of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), announces the election of its inaugural board of directors. The members of the Council have elected Marlayna Bollinger, Julia Hu, Dr. Neal Kaufman, Brenda Schmidt and Lisa Shaffer as the organization’s first board members. Each will serve an initial term of one year.
“We need all stakeholders to come together to solve the diabetes epidemic in America,” said Anne Woodbury, Executive Director of the Council for Diabetes Prevention. “I’m looking forward to working with the diverse members of our board, who each bring their unique expertise, leadership and vision to help realize the mission of making the National DPP accessible to all Americans who need it.”
The Council, which launched in September 2016, aims to promote and enhance patient access, program quality, and sustainability of the National DPP to prevent the 86 million Americans with prediabetes from developing diabetes. The board members come from various backgrounds, from leading digital technology companies to community health advocacy programs.