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.



  • Susan Dade, RD, LD, CDE, Chair
    • Artesia General Hospital
  • Sharon Gerena, MSN, RN, CDE, Secretary/Treasurer
    • Ohkay Owingeh Wellness Center
  • Linda Reineke, RD, LD, CDE, Immediate Past Chair
    • UNM Hospital, Patient Education

Board Members:

  • Dianne Christensen
    • NMSU/Bernalillo Country Cooperative extention
  • Marjorie Cypress*, PhD, C-NP, CDE
    • American Diabetes Association
  • Eulalia Darwin, RN
    • Indian Health Service – Acoma Canoncito LagunaMC
  • Mbaember David-Wuam, MPH
    • NM Office of African-American Affairs
  • Charm Lindblad
    • NM Healthcare Takes on Diabetes Prescription Trails
  • Sue Perry*, PhD, CDE, LPCC
    • City of Santa Fe

* 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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