Who We Are

Who We Are

We are people with diabetes, parents of children with diabetes, allies and tireless volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of all people impacted by diabetes. 

The Diabetes Leadership Council unites former leaders of national diabetes organizations, dedicated to securing effective, affordable health care and a discrimination-free environment for every person with diabetes. 

Diabetes is a common thread connecting DLC volunteers from different backgrounds, professions, geographies and political persuasions. These diverse experiences and areas of expertise help DLC examine tough problems from different perspectives to find consensus solutions. 

Meet Our Team

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George Huntley
Chief Executive Officer
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Erika Emerson
Executive Director
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Lisa Smith
Development Director

Meet Our Board

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R. Stewart Perry
Board Chair
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Edward Hawthorne
Vice Chair
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Larry Ellingson
RPh
Vice Chair-Global Initiatives
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Hunter Limbaugh
JD
Secretary
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Larry Smith
Treasurer
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Alyce Thomas
RDN
Board Member
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Desmond Schatz
MD
Medical Advisor
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Donna Ryan
RN, RD, MPH, CDE, FAADE
Board Member
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Janel Wright
JD
Board Member
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Karen Grishaber
Board Member
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John Anderson
MD
Medical Advisor