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Council Appointments

The Diabetes Advisory Council is a legislatively mandated, multi-disciplinary group whose members are appointed by the Governor, pursuant to 385.203, F.S.

Applications for membership may be completed online.


Diabetes Advisory Council members represent sectors of the health system and the general population who have expertise, experience, and involvement in diabetes prevention and control.  Members serve four-year terms or until their successors are appointed by the governor.

Five Interested citizens, three of whom are affected by diabetes
Ms. Christel Aprigliano
Term: 10/2/2015 to 7/1/2016

Ms. Nancy Murphy
Term:  11/24/2015 to 7/1/2019

Mr. William T. Litton
Term: 9/2/2008 to 7/1/2012

Ms. Pauline Lowe
Term: 4/12/2016 to 7/1/2017

Ms. Marci Knauss
Term: 10/30/2015 to 7/1/2016

One member each from at least three of the medical schools in the state:

Jennifer B. Marks, MD
DAC Chair
University of Miami Medical School
Term: 10/6/2010 to 7/1/2014

Janet H. Silverstein, MD
DAC Vice Chair
University of Florida Medical School
Term: 1/9/2004 to 12/31/2007

Laura B. Smith, PhD, MS
University of South Florida Medical School
Term: 10/6/2010 to 7/1/2014

Not more than 18 members and not more than one each from among the following areas:

Nursing with diabetes-educator certification
Ms. Donna Ryan
Term: 10/2/2015 to 7/1/2019

Dietary with diabetes educator certification
Ms. Bonnie L. Masterson, RD
Term: 10/6/2010 to 7/1/2013

Podiatric medicine
Melvin B. Price, DPM
Term: 10/6/2010 to 7/1/2012

Ophthalmology or optometry
Kimberly Reed, OD
Term: 10/2/2015 to 7/1/2019

Lisa M. Buckloh, PhD
Term: 10/6/2010 to 7/1/2011

Marlon S. Honeywell, PharmD
Term: 9/2/2008 to 7/1/2011

Adult endocrinology
Celeste B. Hart, MD
Term: 7/2/2006 to 7/1/2009

Pediatric endocrinology
Mark Kummer, MD
Term: 10/23/2015 to 07/01/2016

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Larry A. Fox, MD
Term: 9/2/2008 to 7/1/2009

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
Bridget Jennings
Term: 4/12/2016 to 7/1/2019

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Nicole N. Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA
Term: 9/2/2008 to 7/1/2011

Florida Academy of Family Physicians

Community health center
Elizabeth Cayson
Term: 10/2/2015 – 7/1/2019

County health department
Leslene E. Gordon, PhD
Term: 10/23/2015 to 07/01/2019

ADA-recognized community education program
Mrs. Nina D. Clark, RN
Term: 9/2/2008 to 7/1/2011

Osteopathic medical school
Chet Evans, MS, DPM
Term: 9/2/2008 to 7/1/2011

Insurance industry
Donald S. Grossman, MD, FACP
Term: 9/2/2008 to 7/1/2011

Children's Medical Services Diabetes Regional Program
Dorothy I. Shulman, MD
Term: 10/6/2010 to 7/1/2014


Joseph Chebli, M.D.
Term: 11/24/2015 – 7/1/2018

One or more representatives from the Department of Health, who shall serve as ex officio members
Shamarial Roberson, DrPH, MPH
Bureau Chief
Chronic Disease Prevention