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    Austin, TX 78756 

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    Email: diabetes@dshs.texas.gov   

Texas Diabetes Council Members

Texas Diabetes Council members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Texas Senate. They serve staggered, six-year terms with the terms of three or four members expiring February 1 of each odd-numbered year.

View the Texas statute that establishes this council. Read about the governor's appointments for more information about serving on councils and the appointment process.

Governor Appointed Representatives

NamePositionTerm Expires*
Kathy LaCivita, MD, FACP, FACE
Chairperson
Licensed physician with specialization in diabetes treatment  2021
Jason Ryan, JD
Secretary
Consumer member 2025
Aida “Letty” Moreno-Brown, RD, LD General public member with expertise
or demonstrated commitment to diabetes issues
 2021
Ardis Reed, MPH, RD, LD, CDCES Registered licensed dietitian with specialization in diabetes education 2023
Christine Wicke, PharmD Consumer member 2025 
Dirrell Jones, JD General public member with expertise
or demonstrated commitment to diabetes issues
 2025 
Felicia Fruia-Edge Consumer member 2023
Feyi Obamehinti, EdD General public member with expertise
or demonstrated commitment to diabetes issues
 2023
Joan Colgin, RN, BSN, CDE 
Registered nurse with specialization in diabetes education and training 2021
Stephen Ponder, MD
Licensed physician with specialization in diabetes treatment
and public health expertise
 2025
William “David” Sanders
General public member with expertise
or demonstrated commitment to diabetes issues
 2021
 *Term expires on February 1 of the year indicated.     

Non-Voting State Agency Representatives 

 NameOrganization
 Averi MullinsTeacher Retirement System of Texas
 Diana KongevickEmployees Retirement System of Texas
 Lisa Golden, MAEdHDTexas Workforce Commission
 Kelly Fegan-Bohm, MD, MPH, MA Texas Department of State Health Services
 Mitchel Abramsky, MD, MPHTexas Health and Human Services Commission


Last updated October 19, 2020