Leadership

2022 Board of Directors

The CBDCE Board of Directors is composed of a team of volunteer CDCESs and a public member. The Board members are dedicated volunteer leaders who bring significant expertise and set CBDCE’s strategic priorities.

Learn more about the CBDCE board and why they decided to serve on the leadership positions. 

Officers

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Chair
Becky Sulik
RDN, LD, CDCES
Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center   
Idaho Falls, ID 
Meet Becky

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Chair-Elect
James Bernasko
MD, FACOG, CDCES
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY

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Treasurer
Jenni Osborne 
MCHES, MPH, CDCES, CPSTI 
Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
Portsmouth, VA
Meet Jenni

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Immediate Past Chair
Ben Klein, Public Member
Flatiron Health
New York, NY
Meet Ben
 

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Corporate Secretary
Sheryl Traficano. MBA, CAE
CBDCE CEO
Arlington Hts., IL 
Meet Sheryl

Directors

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Melanie Batchelor
MHS, RD, LDN, CDCES
Medtronic Diabetes 
Clyde, NC
Meet Melanie

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Dana Brackney 
PhD, RN, CNS, CDCES, BC-ADM
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Meet Dana

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Nancy D'Hondt 
RPh, CDCES, FADCES
Ascension Health St John Hospital
Detroit, MI 
Meet Nancy

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Melinda Maryniuk
MEd, RDN, CDCES
Maryniuk and Associates
Boston, MA
Meet Melinda

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Chrystyne Olivieri
DNP, FNP-BC, CDCES
Long Island University
Greenlawn, NY
Meet Chrystyne 

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Public Member 
Andrew Vilcinskas
PharmD
Rutgers University
Hartford, CT
Meet Andrew

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Tami Ross
RDN, LD, CDCES, MLDE, FADCES
UK HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center
Lexington, KY
Meet Tami

Committees and Work Groups

There are several committees that support CBDCE's activities. Current committees include: Credentials, Examination, Outreach, Awards, and DEIA. Interested in learning more about CBDCE's committees? Contact us.