New Board Members Tout Importance of Supporting People with Diabetes in Their Daily Lives
BERKELEY, CA: January 20, 2011 – Today, Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), the nonprofit that runs TuDiabetes.org, announced the unanimous election of Lorraine Stiehl and David Edelman to the organization’s board of directors.
Ms. Stiehl brings over twenty years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience to the board. Besides StiehlWorks, her family-owned market research and marketing firm, Ms. Stiehl works part-time for the Diabetes Center at UC, San Francisco and serves as JDRF’s lead advocacy volunteer where she worked for more than 14 years.
“I am honored to serve as a board member of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) as it continues to provide innovative programming and online support to the diabetes community. Having worked in the world of diabetes for nearly 25 years, I understand how an organization such as DHF can provide morale support to those living with diabetes and their loved ones,” Ms. Stiehl stated. “I look forward to lending my hands to this important effort and am grateful for the opportunity to serve.”
Mr. Edelman is co-founder of DiabetesDaily, one of the largest diabetes support communities on the web and serves on the executive committee of the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Cleveland. Mr. Edelman has been actively involved in programs launched by DHF, such as the Big Blue Test and Diabetes Advocates.
“DHF is a forward-thinking organization that truly understands how new, social technologies can connect and support people with diabetes,” Mr. Edelman said. “I look forward to building on the work that currently helps thousands of people live healthier and more satisfying lives.”
In addition to Ms. Stiehl and Mr. Edelman’s election, Mr. Henkel Garcia (current Treasurer) and Mr. Luis Garcia were also ratified in their positions.
The Diabetes Hands Foundation Board of Directors now has 7 members serving on it:
- Mr. Manny Hernandez – DHF, Chairman of the Board; DHF, President
- Ms. Andreina Davila – DHF, Secretary of the Board; DHF, Creative Director
- Mr. Cesar Castro – DiscoveryCast, Founder and CEO
- Mr. David Edelman – DiabetesDaily.com, Co-Founder
- Mr. Henkel Garcia – DHF, Treasurer; Vision de Inversion, CEO
- Mr. Luis Garcia – Full Sail Online, Vice President
- Ms. Lorraine Stiehl – JDRF, National Volunteer Chair, Grassroots Advocacy
“We are honored to have such an incredible group of professionals in our board,” said Mr. Hernandez. “The addition of Lorraine and David to the team will further strengthen us to be able to better serve people touched by diabetes in the future.”
About the Diabetes Hands Foundation (www.diabeteshandsfoundation.org)
The Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects people touched by diabetes and raises diabetes awareness such as the Big Blue Test. Through its online communities (TuDiabetes.org in English, EsTuDiabetes.org in Spanish) and its other social media channels, DHF offers support and information to nearly 200,000 people every month.
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