About Us

We Stand Together Empowering Woman

At DiabetesSisters, we understand the unique challenges faced by women at risk of and with diabetes. Led by women, for women, our mission is to empower, educate, and support women across all ages and stages of diabetes. We strive to create a community where every woman can find strength and thrive amidst the complexities of diabetes.

We aim to provide a nurturing space where women can learn, share experiences, and build the confidence to manage their diabetes. Through our comprehensive support system, we aim to transform the journey with diabetes into one of empowerment and positivity.

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21,000+

audience

9500+

members

275+

programs annually

Our Mission

DiabetesSisters is a women-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that cultivates a supportive and inclusive community where women of all ages with diabetes and women at risk of diabetes can learn and thrive—together.

Through educational initiatives and nationwide peer support, we help women navigate their health journeys and find a sense of belonging through their diverse experiences.

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Lalonni DuBose Hagerman

Controller
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Kristy Farnoly

Head of Marketing Strategy
Karen Graffeo

Karen Graffeo

Project Manager
Shelby

Shelby Kinnaird

National Program Lead
Alejandra

Alejandra Marquez

Brand Ambassador
Hispanic Lead
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Michele Polz

(Board Member, 2016-2024), Immediate Past Chair, Acting CEO
Donna

Donna Rice, MBA, BSN, RN, CDCES, FADCES

(Board Member, 2015-2024), Past Chair, Acting COO, SECRETARY
Deb Greenwood

Deborah A. Greenwood, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES

(Board Member, 2016-2024), CHAIR
Tricia

Tricia Cedotal

(Board Member, 2015-2024), VICE CHAIR
David Warren

Judge David M. Warren

(Board Member, 2015-2024), TREASURER
Donna

Donna Rice, MBA, BSN, RN, CDCES, FADCES

(Board Member, 2015-2024), Past Chair, Acting COO, SECRETARY
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Michele Polz

(Board Member, 2016-2024), Immediate Past Chair, Acting CEO
Joan Bardsley

Joan Bardsley

(New BoD member 2024)
Dr. Victoria Bouhairie

Victoria Bouhairie, MD, DipABLM

(New BoD member 2024)
Theresa Corallo

Teresa Corallo, M.A.

(New BoD member 2024)
Barbara Eichorst

Barbara Eichorst, MS, RD, DCES

(Board Member 2020 – 2024)
Andrea Thomas

Andrea Thomas

(Board Member 2016-2024)
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Sponsors & Partners

Our work is supported by a network of compassionate sponsors and partners committed to improving the lives of women with diabetes.

From Our Community Members

“I’ve learned so much from DiabetesSisters, including how important it is to reach out to women. Every woman needs to have support and contacts to help them deal with diabetes and never feel alone.”

“….Suddenly diabetes didn’t feel so lonely. We truly are lucky to have formed these special bonds with each other.”

“I’ve gained a great deal of confidence in talking to and advocating for others with diabetes who live with diabetes.”

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