Ask An Expert - Financial Disclosures

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Name: Sonia Angel

Affiliations: Memorial Healthcare System- Coordinator Diabetes & Nutrition Center, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Pembroke Pines, FL Frequent guest as nutrition expert in English and Spanish Television (Univision, Telemundo, CNNEspanol, Fox, ABC) AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators)- Member and President Elect 2006-2008. Medtronic Minimed- Certified Pump Trainer Dissetronic- Certified Pump Trainer Omnipod- Certified Pump Trainer

Name: Lois Moss Barnwell

Affiliations: Consultant/Owner, Diet Rx, Ltd Quality Specialist, Kraft Foods Favorably Reviewed Committee, AADE Board Member, Community Family Center Donor, North Shore Health Center


Name: Holly Lee Brewer

Affiliations: Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Las Vegas, NV USAFR, Nellis AFB


Name: Winsome Bright

Affiliations: Capital Healthy System Diabetes Educator


Name: Anne Carroll

Affiliations: CDE Diabetic Nurse Educator Kadlec Medical Center Diabetes Learning Center Eli Lilly Diabetic Interactive Network Managing Your Osteoporosis


Name: Edy Chambers

Affiliations: University Health System Outpatient diabetes educator/dietitian The Medical Team Home Health Care diabetes educator/dietitian Medtronic, Cozmore Pump trainer


Name: Janice A. Fisher

Affiliations: Clinical Dietitian VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA Delegate from Iowa Dietetic Ass. to American Dietetic Ass House of Delegates Paid test writer for ceu programs for AADE


Name: Theresa Garnero

Affiliations: Affiliations/Royalties *Director of Diabetes Services, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Fremont, CA *Immediate Past President of California Central Coast Chapter of American Association of Diabetes Educators *Member of S.F. Bay Area of American Association of Diabetes Educators *Member of American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and Sigma Theta Tau International *Freelance writer/cartoonist for Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Diabetes healthmonitor, Diabetes Health, Walgreen's Diabetes & You, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Publications in Which You Are a Credited Source/Books Receiving Royalties From: Author and Illustrator, DIABETease: A Lighter Look at the Serious Subject of Diabetes


Name: Sharon R. Gladden

Affiliations: Speakers Bureaus: Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis Previously associated with: Eli Lilly as Din Educator Contract pump trainer: Medtronic, Animas, Cozmo Affiliated Organizations: AADE, ADA, Jacksonville Association of Diabetes Educators

Publications in Which You Are a Credited Source/Books Receiving Royalties From: Case Management magazine: Contributing author No royalties received from books.


Name: Kathleen Gold

Affiliations: Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation - full time employee Diabetes Education Specialist Pfizer - consultant Novo Nordisk- consultant

Publications in Which You Are a Credited Source/Books Receiving Royalties From: Editor of the Diabetes Wellness News


Name: Deborah Greenwood

Affiliations: Sutter Medical Center Sacramento, Employed as Diabetes Nurse Educator in Sweet Success Program, California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program. WAVESdiabetes, President and Treasurer Certified pump trainer for Smiths Medical, Animas, and Medtronic.


Name: Sheri Horvat

Affiliations: Methodist Hospitals, Diabetes Center: Program Coordinator/Diabetes Educator Bayer Healthcare: Speakers' Bureau Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Author AADE & NIADE: Member ADA: Member AADE: External Materials Unit Reviewer dLife: Ask an Expert Responder

Publications in Which You Are a Credited Source/Books Receiving Royalties From: Diabetes Mellitus: A guide to patient care. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Authored Chapter 3 - Assessment & Diagnosis, and Chapter 10 - Management of Special Populations and Situations. No royalties received - only a flat authoring rate


Name: Lois Maurer

Affiliations: Lahey Cinic Medical Center - Outpatient Nutrition Manager / DSME Program Coordinator Diabetes Educators of Eastern Massachusetts - Committee Member AADE - Speaker for "Choices and Changes" Program ADA - Program Recognition auditor; On speaker list for Pfizer (Exubera) training program for other educators.

Publications in Which You Are a Credited Source/Books Receiving Royalties From: DCE: "On The Cutting Edge" Spring 2005, Volume 26, # 2. "Counseling Strategies To Promote Behavior Change" Authors: Lois Maurer MS, RD, LD, CDE and Shelley Mesznik, MA, CDE.


Name: Beth McKinzie

Affiliations: Current position: Program Director for Comprehensive Diabetic Solutions (a wholly owned subsidiary of Greystone Pharmecuticals) dLife Professional Advisory Board - (providing answers to emailed questions).

Publications in Which You Are a Credited Source/Books Receiving Royalties From: Serve in a voluntary capacity on a Task Force for the planning of a Comprehensive Diabetes Center of Excellence at the Med (a local state funded hospital).


Name: Cheryl Meyer

Affiliations: Oklahoma Diabetes Center - University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Abbott ; Consultant for the new Navigator Medtronic Minimed ; Insulin Pump Trainer Cozmo (SmithMedical MD); Insulin Pump Trainer Animas; Insulin Pump Trainer Pfizer; Speaker bureau for Exubera NovoNordisk; Consultant for diabetes education; dLife; Consultant ADA ; Family Resource Network - Volunteer


Name: Missy Porteous

Affiliations: Riverside County Department of Public Health, Riverside, California Let's Dine Out Show (KVCR Television) San Bernardino, California


Name: Nina Rynearson

Affiliations: Animas Corporation - Salaried Full Time Clinical Manager; Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States, Insulin Pump Consultant; dLife Consultant; AADE and Capitol-ADE, Member

Publications in Which You Are a Credited Source/Books Receiving Royalties From: Basic Skills for Self Care, - Milner Fenwick, Inc. Reviewer and Content Consultant Royalties for Video tapes, 1994, Lippencott Williams & Wilkins (Nina Phillips)


Name: Dottie Stade

Affiliations: Diabetes Education Specialist-St Rose Dominican Hospitals-Henderson, Nevada, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Nevada Educational Association for Diabetes, American Heart Association, Nevada Diabetes Council.

Name: Dianna Thomas

Affiliations: Employment - St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, Georgia and Troy University Educational Consulting/Speaker role with: Medtronic - Mini Med and Sanofi Aventis History of speaking for Novo Nordisk


Name: Donna Yuscavage

Affiliations: Triangle Pharmacy Wilkes University Crestwood School District


Name: Virginia Zamudio

Affiliations: Current Position of Employment - Partner at Alamo Diabetes Team, LLP
Consultant - Pfizer, Inc.; Home Diagnostics, Inc.; sanofi-aventis.
Volunteer Organizations - Trustee for the American Association of Diabetes Educators - Education and Research Foundation.

Publications in Which You Are a Credited Source/Books Receiving Royalties From: Endocrine Today - editorial advisory board member; Diabetes Vital - co-medical editor; Better Homes and Gardens' Diabetic Living - editorial advisory board member.

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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