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Dr. Marrero has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer since the 1980s.
Locally, he chaired the Josiah K. Lilly Distinguished Service Award, an annual gala held in Indianapolis, and also served on the Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser.
He is currently the American Diabetes Association’s President, Health Care and Education, and a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Board of Directors.
He has served or is currently serving on the following national committees: Adult Strategies, Advocacy, Prevention, Publications Policy, Advisory Group on International Affairs, and Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning.
He was the Associate Editor for “Diabetes Care”, and is currently the Associate Editor of “Diabetes Forecast”. In 2008, he was the recipient of the American Diabetes Association Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award and the Josiah K. Lilly Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Marrero holds a PhD, MA and BA in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Pinnacle Society and Summit Circle.
It is interesting to note that her late father was a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Iowa where he authored the Constant Carbohydrate Diet which was one of the initial diets for people with diabetes. Because of her Dad’s life work and her inherited passion for helping children, pat has a warm spot in her heart for helping those dealing with diabetes.
A lifelong educator, Thomas is the former executive vice president of Edison State College in Ft. Myers, Florida. With more than 40 years of experience in higher education, she retired from Edison in 2010. Thomas has a doctorate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and has been a full-time resident in Bonita Springs, Florida for over ten years.