Rhode Island Diabetes Educators was established in 1980 as an organization to certify registered dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists as diabetes educators in RI. The CDOE organization assists their educators by providing continuing education programs with the latest therapies and technologies related to diabetes. CDOEs network with one another and collaborate to share best practices for diabetes education.
CDOE Executive Board and Functions
The board reviews, votes and approves changes to the overall operation of the organization and also provides strategic guidance to its membership. The board is made up with a diverse group of CDOEs to ensure well rounded perspective for the organization. Board members serve a term of at least 3 years.
Current CDOE Leadership
Ginger Lemay, Chair
Jess Devine, Chair-Elect
Michelle Caetano, Secretary
Kristin Wilkes, Financial Coordinator
CDOE Bylaws and Policies:
Budget Committee: Kristin Wilkes, Chair
The function of this committee will be to develop a yearly budget, monitor adherence to the budget and present all financial goals and proposals to the CDOE Board for approval. The Financial Coordinator will chair this committee.
By-Laws and Policies Committee: Kali Garges, Chair
The function of this committee will be to review the By-laws of the Board and the policies and procedures of the CDOE Program annually and present any necessary changes.
Certification Program/Curriculum Committee: Michelle Caetano, Chair
The function of this committee is to plan, implement, and evaluate the annual certification process including evaluation of the curriculum presented.
Exam Committee: Ginger Lemay, Chair
The function of this committee is to plan, implement, and evaluate the Certification Exam process for CDOE and CVDOE Candidates.
Continuing Education Committee: Meg Webb and Brenda Jenkins, Co-Chairs
The function of this committee is to plan, implement, and evaluate programs of continuing education for diabetes outpatient educators based on educational needs assessments.
Credentialing Committee: Andrea Aspirino, Chair
The function of this committee is to:
Nominating Committee: Jess Devine, Chair
The function of this committee is to determine the slate of officers and coordinate the voting process. The Chair-elect will chair this committee.
Reimbursement Committee: Mark Rogers, Chair
The Reimbursement Committee addresses three issues relating to compensation:
Technology and Outreach Committee: Dan Lefkowitz, Chair
The function of this committee will be to review and update content of website (ridiabeteseducators.org) and manage social media accounts.