Leadership

2023 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.
 

Officers

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

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

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

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

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

Directors

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

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

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Adeola Akindana 
DNP, CRNP, CDCES
Health Beam Outreach
Silver Spring, MD
Meet Adeola

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Michael See
MS, ACSM-CEP, CDCES, CHWC
Verizon 
Mansfield, MA
Meet Michael 

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.