Diabetes Educators Board

Marian Batts-Turner, MSN, RN, CDE
Advisor- Diabetes Educator Board
Marian, an advanced practice nurse trained in clinical research, is a Research Associate in Medicine and Faculty Associate in Nursing at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Schools of Medicine (SOM) & Nursing (SON) in Baltimore, MD. She is also a core faculty member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, a collaboration of the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Her primary field of research is in the area of nursing and community health worker interventions among people with diabetes. Marian is a newly elected member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators' (AADE) Board of Directors. She is CEO of Real Matters Consulting, LLC, a consulting firm which offers health and business management services.

Suzanne Ghiloni, BSN, RN, CDE
Advisor - Diabetes Educator Board
Suzanne Ghiloni, BSN, RN, CDE, is an Advanced Practice Diabetes Specialist who has been an educator at the Joslin Clinic for over 25 years specializing in pregnancy and pump therapy. Suzanne is the lead educator at the Joslin Clinic/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Diabetes and Pregnancy Program. She has been a Co-Investigator to several studies including areas such as Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes and Pregnancy. Suzanne is published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics as well as being an accomplished public speaker on cutting edge Diabetes topics.

Amparo Gonzalez, BSN, RN, CDE
Advisor - Diabetes Educator Board
Amparo Gonzalez, BSN, RN, CDE, president elect to the AADE, is currently affiliated with Emory University School of Medicine and the director of the Georgia Latino Diabetes Program. Since December 2005, she has planned , designed and implemented a diabetes program conducted entirely in Spanish. Amparo also serves as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Nursing. Reflecting her interest in diversity-related issues, Amparo served on the organizing committee for the First national Latino Diabetes Forum. The Forum resulted in the establishment of the National Hispanic-Latino Diabetes Federation. Ms. Gonzalez is also an editorial advisor of Diabetes Forecast en Español.

Davida Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM
Advisor - Diabetes Educator Board
Davida Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM, has been a certified nurse practitioner in diabetes for the past 22 years at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Her role includes both clinical practice and research. Ms. Kruger has been a principal investigator on a number of research projects and has written widely on diabetes care, authoring the book The Diabetes Travel Guide (2000). Davida is a recipient of the Award for Outstanding Service in Diabetes Research Funding. Determined to raise as much money as possible for diabetes research since assuming her role with the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation in 1997, Ms. Kruger raises more than $1 million annually.

Donna Rice, MBA, BSN, RN, CDE
Advisor - Diabetes Educator Board
Donna Rice assumed the role of immediate past president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) on January 1, 2008. As immediate past president, Rice sits on AADE's Executive Committee and serves as chair of the Nominating Committee.

Rice received her Registered Nurses Diploma from Saint Anne's Hospital School of Nursing (Chicago) in 1973, and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1976 from the Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. She also received a Master in Business Administration from Baker College of Business in Flint, Michigan.

Rice has been involved with diabetes management for the past 20 years. Among her many accomplishments, she created a program focusing on men's health issues which concentrates on sexual dysfunction and prostate disease.

Rice has also chaired a national task force and developed a national program on erectile dysfunction for the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is frequently called upon to speak on the topic of diabetes education and has authored many publications on sexual dysfunction as it relates to diabetes, as well as numerous publications on diabetes care.

John Walsh, PA, CDE Advisor - Diabetes Educator Board

John Walsh, PA, CDE, is a Diabetes Clinical Specialist at Advanced Metabolic Care & Research in Escondido, CA, author of Pumping Insulin – Everything You Need For Success On A Smart Insulin Pump, and a professional with 30 years of experience in diabetes care.