27 DiabetesSisters PODS Leaders Selected to Attend 2017 Leadership Institute

“This outstanding group of women embodies the values and mission of DiabetesSisters.”

DiabetesSisters, the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and support women with, or at risk of, diabetes has selected 27 women from 13 states and Washington, DC to participate in its 3rd annual Leadership Institute in Alexandria, VA on October 13, 2017. Each woman is a diabetes advocate, a prominent DiabeteSisters volunteer, and a monthly peer support leader for monthly PODS (Part of DiabetesSisters) Meetups in her local community.

Each attendee was selected based on criteria such as dependability and representation of the organization, growth and strength of the current PODS Meetups they lead, and commitment to improving the lives of women with diabetes.

“This outstanding group of women embodies the values and mission of DiabetesSisters,” said Anna Norton, CEO. “Their commitment to their personal health, along with that of other women in their communities is admirable. We are honored to welcome them to the Leadership Institute and, with the financial help of our partner organizations, provide them additional training and education.”

The outstanding women selected to participate in the weekend’s activities are:

  • Erika Armani (Colorado)
  • Diane Bajalia (Florida)
  • Diane Berinato (Ohio)
  • Claire Blum (Tennessee)
  • Sandy Brooks (Massachusetts)
  • Cindy Campaniello (New York)
  • Sarah Condon-Myers (Washington, DC)
  • Jane Dyson (North Carolina)
  • Sally Ellefson (Virginia)
  • Clare Fishman (Massachusetts)
  • Karen Graffeo (Connecticut)
  • Connie Hanham-Cain (New York)
  • Theresa Hastings (Colorado)
  • Andrea Herndon (New York)
  • Allison Hurley (Ohio)
  • Daphene Kimball (Georgia)
  • Shelby Kinnaird (Virginia)
  • Gayle…

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