The American Diabetes Association - Colorado, the state’s top voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce its Community Leadership Board Chair and new members for 2013.
Virg Setzer has been elected as the Chair of the Colorado Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association for 2013. He replaces Dave Uppinghouse who has led the organization as Chair for the past three years. Dr. Michael McDermott continues in his second term as President. The 2013 Colorado Community Leadership Board consists of the following members, supported by Sue Glass, Executive Director, and her staff.
Virg Setzer – Chair
Performance Point Solutions LLC
Michael McDermott, M.D. - President
Director, Endocrinology and Diabetes Practice
University of Colorado Denver Medical School
Dave Uppinghouse – Past Chair
Employee Benefit Specialist
Benefits & Incentives Group
New Board Members:
Executive Vice President
Lockton Companies, LLC
IMA of Colorado
Andre du Plessis
PSL/Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital
VP of Account Development
Impression Sports & Entertainment
Group Account Director
Mary Ann Littler
Senior Vice President
Small Business Owner
Mines & Associates
VP, Community Relations
Regional Business Director
Ann Wells, MD
Medical Director, Disease Management & Planned Care
Returning Board Members:
Larry Ballonoff, M.D.
Asst. Director of Outpatient Pharmacy
President, Consultant & Coach
Syzygy Consulting & Coaching
Tim Hinchey, III
Franke Greenhouse LLP
Sr. VP of Sales
Sr. Manager, HR
Regional Transportation District
Chris Stanley, M.D.
Vice President, Care Management
Catholic Health Initiatives
President & CEO
CNIC Health Solutions
Office of the CFO Sales
Nearly 26 million adults and children in the U.S. – including 316,000 in Colorado – are living with diabetes and an additional 79 million have pre-diabetes. If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. People with diabetes can take steps to manage the disease and lower the risk of its deadly complications. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes do not even know it.
Learn your risk for diabetes and get involved in the fight to Stop Diabetes by attending the American Diabetes Association EXPO Denver on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center from 9am – 4pm. This free health and wellness event offers health screenings, cooking
demonstrations, presentations on preventing and managing diabetes, youth activities and much more. To learn more about EXPO Denver visit www.diabetes.org/expodenver.
The American Diabetes Association and the Community Leadership Board work tirelessly to Stop Diabetes and to change the lives of those touched by the disease – individuals, children and families. We offer comfort and guidance to newly diagnosed adults and the parents of newly diagnosed children. We help people of all ages to better understand, cope with, or prevent this complex disease – which can be managed, but not cured. We bring hope and a sense of community through inspirational events, such as our EXPO Denver. We stand ready to lend support so that no one has to face diabetes alone.
For more information on the American Diabetes Association please call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org/colorado. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.