New Mexico Diabetes Advisory Council

Working to reduce the burden of diabetes on communities in New Mexico.


The New Mexico Diabetes Advisory Council (NMDAC) was formed in September 1993 with funding from the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention & Control Program to address the serious issues facing New Mexicans with diabetes. The NMDAC Board was formed in September 2001 to act in an advisory** and leadership role.  In 2007, NMDAC became a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.



  • Ashley Dunworth, MS, RDN, CDCES, Chair
    • Presbyterian Community Health Program
  • Dee Romine, Past Chair
    • Lovelace Health Systems
  • Cassandra Vanderpool, MS, RDN, LD, Treasurer/Secretary
    • NMSU Department of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences

Board Members:

  • Dianne Christensen*, MS, NMCEP, Organizational Coordinator
    • NMSU Associate Professor/Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
  • Sharon Gerena, MSN, RN, CDCES, Secretary/Treasurer
    • Ohkay Owingeh Wellness Center
  • Sue Perry*, PhD, LPCC
    • DTTAC National Master Trainer NDPP
  • Guillermina “Gigi” Osoria, Certified Community Health Worker S3
    • Servicios Y Mas, Inc

* Past Chairs

** NMDAC does not advise any state agency or government official but continues to advocate for programs that help prevent and control diabetes in New Mexico.

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