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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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Annual Meeting Coming Spring 2024! Register for the conference at https://www.diabeteseducator.org/event/CACBMAY24
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

Michele Chynoweth: rdmnt18@gmail.com

Co-Facilitator:  Open

Long Beach

Sunshine Shahinian: sshahinian@dhs.lacounty.gov 

Co-Facilitator: Open

Los Angeles Teresita Buenrostro: dietitian411@gmail.com

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 Kellum: silviadsk@aol.com 

Dorthy Lee: adcessolanolng@gmail.com
Clipper Young: adcessolanolng@gmail.com

**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.
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2023 CA Coordinating Body
Executive Board Leaders & Committees


                     Christine Zaveson                                                 Zaveson11@gmail.com                       

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


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 - (open-ended)
    Quick Task (less than an hour)
    California Coordinating Body
  • Friday, December 29, 2023 - (open-ended)
    Quick Task (less than an hour)
    California Coordinating Body

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Latest Discussions

  • Greeting, The deadline is quickly approaching to nominate your colleagues for national recognition at ADCES! Award categories are: Allene Van Son Distinguished Service Award Advancing the Vision Award Innovative Use of Technology Award ...

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    Hello Colleagues, It is that time of year again – time to recognize and honor our talents and expertise we have here in California. This is your chance to nominate a peer, or yourself to recognize the value of your contributions for a national award ...

  • Greetings! Our 16 th Annual California Conference: Expanding the Universe of Diabetes Care is 85 days away! Your education leadership team, led by Mary Jean Christian, is hard at work developing a schedule to pique your interest and expand your ...

  • The Hispanic Paradox: Longevity, Healthy Heritage Foods, Sofrito and Beyond - Culturally Relevant Nutrition Recommendations Hispanic Americans live longer than White Americans or African Americans and a 2022 study published in the Annals of Internal ...

  • Thanks so much to everyone that completed the state leadership survey . See attached PDF summary of results from 47 respondents - almost made it to 50 = : >) As you can see the state Coordinating Body has some work to do this year. We got a rating ...

  • Happy new year ADCES friends! We are recruiting a Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow for a 2-years full-time at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, starting July 2024. Priority will be given to candidates with programs of research focused on pediatric diabetes, ...

  • Completed the survey. Thanks, Marielena Named the #1 Hospital in the Inland Empire U.S. News & World Report, 2023-24 Marielena Cid, MSN, RN, CDCES, PHN Manager| Diabetes Education Services Office: 760-837-8718 ...

  • At our Annual Meeting, we shared the support of CA ADCES for SB 839 Obesity Treatment Parity Act. SB 839 will ensure Californians have all treatment options available for the chronic disease of obesity. Now, testimony in support of this bill will ...

  • Figured we would do one more push for members to complete the survey. So far almost 40. Wanted to get about 60 completed by Moday the 8th. We will be reviewing the results at our monthly state Coordinating Body Leaders meeting. The CA Coordinating ...

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    DSMT Act Update

    This month the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self Management Training Act received all the votes to advance with support of the full House Energy & Commerce committee. The Health subcommittee had previously amended the bill with the intent to expand ...

  • The CA Coordinating Body is preparing for our 2024 programs and activities and would love to get feedback from ADCES members. Short & sweet, 8 questions to answer. Go to the following link. Thanks https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/62ZGTF9 ...

  • If you provide diabetes education to patients 65 YO or older, we would like to invite you to participate in our grant-supported study, "The Prevalence of Hypoglycemia in Elderly Patients with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Receiving Diabetes Education." ...

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