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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.

2019 Diabetes Educator of the Year

Lynn Sadowsky, RN, CDE

This nominee has been in the field for nearly 3 decades. She has been an active member of WADE since 1991 and worked with others to establish the Karen Shutz Goldstein Memorial Lecture Fund in 2009. She is known as a fantastic teacher with extensive volunteer and leadership experiences who brings a “you can do this – you are not alone” attitude to all those she works with.

This nominee has developed a comprehensive and sustainable approach for training and managing patients using devices for their diabetes self-management. Currently, she is in the process of developing processes for our primary care colleagues to provide access and effective use of CGM through the diabetes education program.

Mentoring for all things technical in the field of diabetes is one of her strengths.  Many of her colleagues consider her as one of the persistent pioneers in diabetes technology use in the clinical settings.

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