Atlanta Diabetologist Joins American Diabetes Association Leadership Board

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Joins Five New 2016-2017 Board Members

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"Dr. Flood's medical credentials, personal and professional networks, and passion for ending diabetes are phenomenal.  The board is extremely fortunate to have his expertise,” says Leadership Board Chairman John Plunkett.

Dr. Thomas Flood, an expert in the field of Diabetology, has been announced as Community Leadership Board (CLB) President by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Dr. Flood is a graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and has specialized in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism for more than 20 years.

The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes while improving the lives of those affected by the disease. Today there are nearly 30 million Americans including one million in Atlanta who have diabetes. The overall responsibility of the President is to provide leadership and direction while helping to achieve the mission delivery goals in ADA’s strategic plan and annual organizational objectives.

"Dr. Flood's medical credentials, personal and professional networks, and passion for ending diabetes are phenomenal.  The board is extremely fortunate to have his expertise,” says Leadership Board Chairman John Plunkett.

In addition to Dr. Flood, the newest members of the CLB are Gary Alexander of Alexander Investment Group, Wells Fargo Advisors; Nicholas Frager of Novo Nordisk; Lucienne Ide, MD, PhD, of Rimidi; George Napper III, of Atlanta Business Chronicle; David Rearick, DO, MBA, CPE of Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mid Atlantic.

“I remain in awe at the level of experience of our board members, says Tiffany Kirkland, American Diabetes Association Area Executive Director - Georgia. All of our board members have strong professional backgrounds and we look forward to taking advantage of their knowledge and insight as we continue in our efforts to fight diabetes.”

The remaining 2016-2017 Community Leadership Board of Directors are: Chairman, John Plunkett; Andrew J. Berg of Homrich & Berg, Inc.; Alan Beychok of Benchmark Brands; Dr. Linda Britton of United Healthcare; Dr. Shealynn Buck of Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mid-Atlantic; Dr. Thomas E. Burgess of Quest Diagnostics, Inc.; Allison Countryman of Synchrony Financial; Ralph Donaldson, Jr. of WiseThink Health; Monay Dorfeuille of Lilly Diabetes USA; Charles Hendricks of Fresenius Medical Care; Cynthia Holbrook of WorksWell, DeKalb Medical; Tiffany A. Ireland of Lilly Diabetes USA; Stephanie M. Johnson of Proven Results LLC; Warren Lambert of Novo Nordisk A/S; Errika Mallett of ITSMF; Dr. Jean O’Connor, JD, MPH of Georgia Department of Public Health; Barry Patel of RXTTM; Dr. Carlton S. Prickett; Tom Roberts of Wal-Mart; William Simpson of AstraZeneca; Kristen Vargas of Walgreens Atlanta/Alabama; Percy Vaugh of Kia Motors.

About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit http://www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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