Board of Directors


The current KDN structure involves three components: a Board of Directors, a Leadership Team, and an Executive Director, who works with both groups of leadership members.

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The 2021 Board of Directors have begun their initial two year term as of January 2020. These board members are:




Chairperson: Sri Prakash Mokshagundam, M.D.,
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Louisville



Vice-Chair: Tom Walton, Executive in Residence,
University of Louisville School of Public Health



Member: Julie Brown, Sales Acct Rep III Consultant,
Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield



Member: Brooke Hudspeth, PharmD, CDE, Diabetes Care Pharmacist,
Kroger Pharmacy; University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy



Member: Sathya Krishnasamy, M.D., Associate Professor,
Attending Physician, University of Louisville



Member: Barbara Stetson, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Dept of Psychological and Brain Services, University of Louisville




Member: Connie White, M.D.,
Senior Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health




Member: Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D., FAAP, Professor;
Pediatrics Chief; Endocrinology and Diabetes,
Wendy Novak Diabetes Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine;
Norton Children's Hospital




Member: Lisa Smith, BA Miami University, MA The Ohio State University;
former Director of Development for Children with Diabetes,
Texas Christian University, Oklahoma State University, University of Tulsa
and The Ohio State University


 

 

 

The 2021 Leadership Team

Beth Ackerman, President

Merritt Bates-Thomas, Past-President

Whitney Allen, President-elect

John Bunton, Treasurer

Janet Cowherd, DPP/Prevention co-chair

Danielle Augustine, DPP/Prevention co-chair

Shanna Nicholson, DSME Education co-chair

Bonnie Hughes, DSME Education co-chair

Pat Ryan, Community Outreach co-chair

Merritt Bates-Thomas, Community Outreach co-chair

Will Hancock, Partnership and Networking co-chair

Whitney Allen, Partnership and Networking co-chair

Becki Thompson, KDPCP Liaison

Timothy Antoniou, IT/Web

Tina Claypool, Member at Large


The 2021 Executive Director

Terry Gehrke, Executive Director