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ADCES State Board and Local Networking Groups!
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This group represents and supports members and local networking groups throughout our state.
We encourage you to look around, join in discussions and participate.
Just use the links below to start networking with your peers!

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for news, updates and event photo!
Annual Meeting Coming Spring 2024! Stay tuned for more info soon. 
Congratulations to
Christine Craig, MS, RD, CDCES
Winner of the 2023 Impact on Diabetes Award!
The purpose of this award is to recognize the diabetes specialist who has positively
impacted the diabetes patient community through innovative program planning,
technology or diverse patient outreach.


2022 Kim Higgins Excellence Award Recipient! 
The purpose of this award is to recognize the diabetes specialist who has contributed
to the profession of diabetes through leadership, advocacy, volunteerism or education.

Local Networking Group Contacts

Central Coast Jacqueline Thompson: jthompson@mydiabetestutor.com
Central Valley Lisa Franco: lisa.francord@gmail.com  
Stephanie Richardson: skrichardson225@gmail.com
Kern Nicole Ng: nicole.ng11@gmail.com
Long Beach Sunshine Shahinian: sshahinian@dhs.lacounty.gov
Los Angeles Tony Song: Tony@diabetescarepartners.com
Co-facilitator - open
North State (Chico and surrounding areas)
Christine Craig & Dawn Bryan: aadechicolng@gmail.com
Sacramento  Margie Junker & Whitney Parkinson: AADESAC@gmail.com 
San Diego Janine Loescher: sdade06@gmail.com
San Francisco Chris Quan: bell4077@sbcglobal.net 
Silvia Helena Kellum: silviadsk@aol.com
San Joaquin Valley Pam Noonan: epamnoonan@gmail.com
Santa Barbara/Ventura Lily Yip: sbventuracountylng@gmail.com
Santa Clara
Elaine Lee: elaineleerd@gmail.com
Dorthy Lee: dorthylimlee@gmail.com

Dorthy Lee: dorthylimlee@gmail.com
Clipper Young: cyoung6@touro.edu

**Please continue to scroll down for the latest blog posts from the state and for information regarding your local networking group (LNG) including discussions and upcoming events.
Be sure to subscribe to your local LNG to stay up to date with events in your area and to network with local ADCES members. For questions or information on how to do this, please reach out to the CB Technology Leader here **

2023 CA Coordinating Body
Executive Board Leaders & Committees

Chair Christine Zaveson
Past Chair
Kimberly Torres-Kebelbeck
(Long Beach)

Chuck Newcomb


Mary Jean Christian

Nathan Painter 
(San Diego)
Dorthy Lee
(San Jose)

Richard Peng
(Los Angeles)
Advocacy / Grassroots 

Erin McCullough

Membership / LNG Liaison

April Goldenberg White 
(Los Angeles) 


Dorthy Lee
(Santa Clara)


Dawn Bryan

Vendor Liaison

Linda Cooper
(Santa Clarita)

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 - (open-ended)
    Quick Task (less than an hour)
    California Coordinating Body

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Latest Discussions

  • Please see this important message below. from our Director of Advocacy, Hannah Martin, about the Congressional hearing of the Expanding Access to DSMT Act. held on Sept 19th. Congress heard our voices and you can watch the replay here: YouTube: https://youtu.be/5VgJX35CzdI ...

  • The Association of Diabetes Care & Educations Specialists (ADCES) has been awarded funding for the next five years from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among adults with prediabetes ...

  • From: Kelly Mueller < KMueller@diabetes.org > Sent: Friday, August 18, 2023 6:22 PM To: Kelly Mueller < KMueller@diabetes.org >; Carol Atkinson < carol@iflusa.org > Subject: DDRC Update: Hurricane Hilary EXTERNAL Good evening, ...

  • For those expecting to be impacted by Hurricane Hilary -- the following come from the Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition. This information can be shared directly with individuals with diabetes. NOTE that there is a Spanish language version that follows ...

  • If you have not voted yet for the ADCES 2023 National Leadership Election – PLEASE Vote! Today is the last day of the election and we are encouraging all members to vote. You received your ballot on 7/5/2023 from ADCES Election Login. For technical ...

  • That is awesome, so nice to see so many of our fellow California educators representing the wealth of knowledge we have in our state. Looking forward to hearing them all speak! Dawn Bryan, RN, CDCES, CPT, FNP-S -- Dawn Bryan, BSN, RN, CDCES, ...

  • This is great representation from CA! See you in Houston!

  • As a reminder - we have several colleagues who will be sharing their knowledge at ADCES 2023. We wish them well and congratulate them on this accomplishment! California Speakers at ADCES 2023 Kimberly S. Newlin, RN, CNS, ANP-C PC03 - Cardiometabolic ...

  • Greeting fellow DCES, ADCES 2023 is just two weeks away in Houston Texas! I am excited to attend and look forward to connecting with peers from across the world at this premier event for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist! There is still ...

  • Hi everyone, The ADCES DPP/DEAP teams are looking for some great DCES's to participate in a upcoming focus group. Whether you provide care for people with type 1, or support Latino patients with type 2, we would love to have you join one-or BOTH!-of ...

  • Obesity and Older Adults: A National Bill of Rights will be developed through feedback received. Share your experiences in Healthcare when accessing care for the treatment of Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension and other chronic diseases. Whether you are ...

  • Sharing information below: Events – CA Black Health Network ------------------------------ KIMBERLY KEBELBECK La Palma CA (562)282-8578 2023 ADCES CA-Coordinating Board Immediate Past Chair ------------------------------

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