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.



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

Board Members:

  • Dianne Christensen*, BS, BS
    • NMSU/Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension
  • Sharon Gerena, MSN, RN, CDE, Secretary/Treasurer
    • Ohkay Owingeh Wellness Center
  • Marjorie Cypress*, PhD, C-NP, CDE
    • American Diabetes Association
  • Sue Perry*, PhD, CDE, LPCC
    • City of Santa Fe
  • Guillermina Osoria
    • 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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