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Distinguished Service Award Of The Year

2020 WADE Distinguished Service Award

Purpose: To recognize an individual who has made significant leadership contributions to WADE and the field of diabetes education in an outstanding manner.

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 six years of experience as a diabetes educator who has volunteered for WADE.

Process: Nominated members will be sent a email 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 nominator of the award winner.

2019 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE

She has been in the field of adult diabetes care as well as pediatric for 30 years. During the 8 years in which she served on the leadership board of WADE, she had also worked with national level organizations.

She has served in various roles with many organizations such as Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Diabetes Care and Education (DCE), American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Association of Diabetes Educators, Endocrine Society, National Diabetes Education Program, and National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators. In addition to all of these roles/positions, she has been the associate editor of Diabetes Spectrum, and then became the Deputy Editor of that publication. She has been an author (contributing and primary) on 19 journal publications, 9 book chapters, 5 articles for On the Cutting Edge, and has produced a plethora of published patient education materials. Since 2002, she has been giving 1-6 presentations locally and nationally.

Previous winners

2000 Lois Van Ottingham
2001 Susan Wang
2002 Jessie Ahroni
2004 Jan Norman
2005 Randy Elde
2006 Chris Pelto
2007 Ron Kammer
2008 Brenda Montgomery
2009 Jennifer Newell
2010 Kathy Magee
2011 Jennifer Beach
2015 Heather Denis, RD, CDE
2018 Laurie Payne, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
2019 Alison Evert, MS, RD, CDE