Become a CDCES Mentor
Nominations for the 2023 CBDCE Mentor Spotlight Award are now closed. Recipient will be announced late June/early July. Stay tuned.
Mentorship Program Overview
The CBDCE Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Mentorship Program was created to promote careers that will lead to a CDCES designation and improve access to much needed diabetes care and education (DCE).
Being a mentor is personally and professionally rewarding – plus your volunteer activities can be counted as hours toward your CDCES renewal. Consider helping a colleague obtain the DCE hours they need to become a CDCES by becoming a mentor.
The mentor program began in 2010 in association with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), now known as the Association of Diabetes and Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Do you know someone interested in participating as a mentee?
Apply to become a mentor!
Thank You for Volunteering!
What some of our current mentors say about mentoring:
- “I feel honored to be a part of the mentorship program & look forward to providing wonderful experiences for those interested in becoming a CDCES. I think we have an opportunity to develop a networking group of CDCES Mentors in the future.”
- “I think it is a great program, and I hope more professionals take advantage of the program.”
- “Very rewarding to help a colleague advance their career.”
Mentor Spotlight Award
Nominations for the CBDCE 2023 Mentor Spotlight Award
are now closed. Recipient of the award to be announced late June/early July.
The CBDCE Mentor Spotlight Award recognizes a practicing CDCES who has participated in the CBDCE Mentorship Program and has demonstrated outstanding mentorship to mentees interested in sitting for the CDCES exam. In order to qualify for the award, nominees must actively take part in the program as a mentor, maintain CDCES active certification status, and be in good standing.
Past Award Winners and Nominees:
Congratulations to Ann Marie Hasse and Deborah Redd for receiving the award (in 2020 and 2021 respectively) and for demonstrating outstanding mentorship! Learn more.
2020 Mentor Spotlight Award Recipient:
Ann Marie Hasse, RN, CDCES
2021 Mentor Spotlight Award Recipient:
Deborah Redd, RN, CDCES, CPT
We also wish to thank the other mentors who were nominated for the Mentor Spotlight Award:
Nominees for the 2021 Mentor:
Lucy Gordon, RN, CDCES
Chrysa Nasca Kirsch, RN, BSN, CDCES
Gary Scheiner, MS, CDCES
Nominees for the 2020 Mentor:
Marylou Anderson, MS, RD, CDCES, CD