Heads Up on Open CDE Board Positions for 2017 Election

Are you a CDE® who has served as a committee or task force member for NCBDE or another organization or has experience as a Board member of a state or national not-for-profit organization? If so, we hope that you will consider applying for a position on NCBDE’s Board of Directors.

The Board understands that the health of an organization is determined by its leadership, and one of the benefits of being certified by a professional credentialing organization is the opportunity to actively participate in a leadership position and positively impact its strength and recognition on a national basis. Serving on a board of directors can be challenging and rewarding, but at the same time requires personal commitments of time, skills, and resources.

Every year specific positions must be filled in order to maintain the Board’s composition. In 2017, the CDE® positions* to be filled for 4 year terms beginning in January, 2018 are:

· One registered dietitian

· One registered nurse

· One pharmacist



To be eligible for nomination for one of these positions, one must be a CDE® (conferred by NCBDE).

The application will be available in June. The document may be requested by telephone at 877-239-3233, by fax at 847-228-8469, or by e-mail at lsayler@ncbde.org. Please include your name and address with your request. Once available, the document may also be downloaded from the web site.

The application outlines eligibility requirements and procedures for completing the process. A document titled “NCBDE Board of Directors Role Description” will also be available. This document provides an overview of responsibilities and expectations of those elected to serve on the Board. Understanding and appreciation of the responsibilities and commitments necessary to serve effectively are of critical importance before making the decision to apply.

Applicants must submit a completed application, current resume or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. The postmark deadline for submitting applications is August 1, 2017.

This is a tremendous opportunity to share your knowledge and professional talents at a national level and to be involved in maintaining the high standards of NCBDE credentialing in diabetes education.

*Note: NCBDE will also be filling the position of public member in 2017 for a term beginning in 2018. To be eligible for appointment to the public member position, an individual needs to represent the interests of consumers of diabetes education services and NOT be a diabetes educator or CDE®. If you know an individual who might be a good fit for this role, please have them contact Michele Luckman at the NCBDE national office (877-239-3233 or mluckman@ncbde.org) for additional information.