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The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists Announces 2023 Fellowship Awards

Nov 16, 2023, 12:51 by System
The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists has announced the recipients of the 2023 Fellows Program awards.

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CHICAGO, IL—The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists has announced the recipients of the 2023 Fellows Program awards. This year’s recipients are:

  • Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, PhD, APRN, RN, CDCES, FADCES
  • Veronica Brady, PhD, FNP-BC, FADCES, BC-ADM, CDCES,
  • John Bucheit, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDCES, FADCES
  • Kellie Rodriguez, RN, MSN, MBA, CDCES, FADCES
  • Magon M. Saunders, DHSc, MS, RDN, LD, FADCES
  • Patti Urbanski, MEd, RD, LD, CDCES, FADCES
  • Eileen D. Ward, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, FADCES


ADCES’ Fellows Program was established to recognize diabetes care and education specialist leaders who have made outstanding contributions to ADCES through volunteer work at the local, state and national levels through clinical practice, research, education, or health policy. This includes the development and implementation of mentorship programs for diabetes care and education specialists. 

“Individuals who are recognized as a Fellow of ADCES have made outstanding contributions to our organization and to our specialty,” said Karen Kemmis, 2023 Fellows Chair and former ADCES President. “Diabetes care and education specialists provide great value to others in the care team and to those with diabetes and related conditions. The newly designated Fellows join past recipients as leaders who have advanced the specialty through the development, implementation, and dissemination of programs and services that support the mission of ADCES.”

Recipients must be current ADCES members, have at least 10 years of experience in the field of diabetes care and education as an educator, clinician, or researcher (or have a BC-ADM or CDCES) and be involved with ADCES at the local and national level. Learn more about the Fellows Program here.

About the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists:
ADCES is an interdisciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving prediabetes, diabetes and cardiometabolic care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 12,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and others, ADCES has a vast network of practitioners working to optimize care and reduce complications. ADCES supports an integrated care model that lowers the cost of care, improves experiences and helps its members lead so better outcomes follow. Learn more at, or visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn (Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists), Twitter (@ADCESdiabetes) and Instagram (@ADCESdiabetes).