Dr. James Anderson

Chief Medical Officer

Former Chief Medical Leader, Diabetes and Endocrinology at Eli Lilly, Chief of Medicine at the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, Director at Generex, and Medical Director at Catapult Health.

Mark Aloia, PhD

Dr. Aloia is the current Head of Sleep and Behavioral Science at Sleep Number, overseeing sleep science research, partnerships, and collaborations with the world’s leading physicians, researchers and institutions. He’s also held roles with Philips Respironics, been on the faculty at the University of Rochester and at Brown University and serves as an Associate Professor in the Section of Sleep Medicine and Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health.

Larry Ellingson

Mr. Ellingson is a Founding Member of the Board of the Diabetes Leadership Council. He is the former Chairman of the American Diabetes Association and has served on several boards, including the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, International Diabetes Federation, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He began his career and spent 30 years at Eli Lilly and Company, serving as Executive Director of Diabetes Care until his retirement.

Satish Garg, MD

Dr. Garg is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Adult Clinic of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He joined the Barbara Davis Center in 1988 and became the Founder and Director of the BDC Adult Clinic. Dr. Garg has published over 350 original manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and his research interests include the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools related to clinical diabetes management.

Jeff Hitchcock

Mr. Hitchcock is the Founder, President, and CEO of Children with Diabetes (CWD), an Honorary Member of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), and a recipient of the T1D Exchange 2021 Outstanding Parent Advisor Award. He founded CWD in 1995 in response to his then seven-year-old daughter’s T1D diagnosis in 1989.

Karmeen Kulkarni, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDCES

Ms. Kulkarni is a certified diabetes care and education specialist, board certified advanced diabetes manager and registered dietitian. Recognized internationally for her clinical expertise and contributions to nutrition and diabetes management, Kulkarni has received numerous national awards from the American Dietetic Association, American Diabetes Association and Abbott Diabetes Care.

Donna Ryan, RN, RD, MPH, CDE

Ms. Ryan is the former President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Ms. Ryan brings twenty years of experience in diabetes education and management. She currently serves as Regional Director of Population Health for Ascension Sacred Heart Health System and manages four diabetes outpatient and inpatient programs within Ascension Health.

Benjamin Smarr, PhD

Dr. Smarr is an assistant professor at the Halicioğlu Data Science Institute and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. His research has focused on unlocking the potential of continuous physiological data generated from wearables and related technologies for women’s health, education outcomes, long-term care and monitoring in illness of diverse populations.

Carl Johan Sundberg, MD, PhD

Dr. Sundberg is a licensed physician and Professor of Exercise Physiology at Karolinska Institute in Sweden and Head of the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics. His research is focused on human genetics, genomics and epigenetics in relation to exercise in elite athletes, in non-athlete populations, and in patients (cardiovascular, diabetes, psychiatry, oncology).

Meng Tan, MD

Dr. Tan is currently Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Michigan. He graduated with his M.D. from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and completed his post-doctoral training in diabetes at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University and in lipoprotein metabolism at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, he was a Distinguished Medical Fellow, Lilly Research Laboratories and Global Medical Director, Diabetes Endocrine Platform Team at Eli Lilly and Company.

Jessica Zendler, PhD

Dr. Zendler is a Special Consultant at Rimkus and Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. Her work is focused on understanding the role of movement in injury, physical performance and health, and the use of wearable technology to monitor athletes.