Welcome to WADE, The Washington Association of Diabetes Educators

Educator Of The Year

2020 WADE Diabetes Educator of the Year Award

Purpose:  To recognize an individual who has made contributions to the field of diabetes education in an outstanding and unique manner and who has shown interest and involvement in WADE activities

Who can nominate:  Any WADE member can nominate another member or self-nominate for the award.

How to nominate: Electronically submit nominee's name, email address and phone number to Ineke Ojanen, WADE Awards Committee Chair (WACC) by February 15, 2020 ([email protected]).

Candidate eligibility criteria: Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), active Member of WADE, member of AADE, and three years of experience as a diabetes educator.

Process: Nominated members will be emailed a letter from the WADE Awards Committee Chair (WACC) which will include: eligibility criteria, the application, and a personal information form for nominees to complete to be considered for the award.

*A $100 Amazon gift card will go to the nominator of the award winner.

2020 Diabetes Educator of the Year

Joshua J. Neumiller,  PharmD, CDCES, FADCES, FASCP

“He truly is an educator, and his ability to educate spans from people with diabetes to the highest level of diabetes training … He is kind, listens well, and provides education with a vocabulary adapted for each person.” Josh has participated in diabetes education at multiple levels including publicly, professionally, in research, through leadership and publication. He has received many awards for his various roles in diabetes education including the one of the top accolades in the profession of pharmacy, the Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award in 2016. Through his work with WADE, AADE (now ADCES) and ADA he has garnered a national and international reputation as a thoughtful leader and educator in diabetes care.

Previous Winners

1987 Jan Norman
1988 Lucy Matteson
1989 Jan Roth
1990 Margaret O’Leary
1991 Lois Van Ottingham
1992 Linda Haas
1993 Marcia Madsen-Miller
1994 Carol Malcom
1995 Martha Bell-Hart
1996 Mary McGregor
1997 Jeanne Harmon
1998 Chris Pelto
1999 Joanne Hanson
2000 Christina Malsam
2001 Kathy Fitzpatrick
2002 Hannah Kuhn
2004 Ginny Lewis
2005 Alison B Evert, RD, CDE
2006 Syusan Ruedebusch
2007 Linda Castine
2008 Laurie Payne RD, CDE
2009 Eileen Paul
2010 Martha Price, DSNc, ARNP, CDE
2011 Debby Jackson RD, CD, MEd, CDE
2013 Deborah Belknap, RN, CDE
2015 Kathleen Magee, RN, BSN, CDE
2016 Sue Barwick, RN, CDE
2017 Randy Elde, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM
2018 Line Goulet, RN, BScN, M.Ed., CDE
2019 Lynn Sadowsky, RN, CDE
2020 Joshua J. Neumiller, PharmD, CDCES, FADCES, FASCP