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The American Diabetes Association is currently accepting applicants for potential Communtiy Leadership Board membership for a two-year term (Jan 2017 - Dec 2018) to focus on specific areas of:

  • corporate and foundation relationships/engagement (fundraising)
  • community outreach (type 1 diabetes programs, type 2 diabetes programs and prevention programs)

The central force of the American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes(r) in communities across the country is the Community Leadership Board (CLB). Each and every day, the volunteer leaders that comprise the CLB put forth significant contributions that bring to bear multi-faceted skill sets, life experiences, diverse perspectives and the passion of those who want to make a difference for the 29 million American children and adults with diabetes.

The New Orleans Community Leadership Board is the face of the American Diabetes Association and its connection our community. The CLB shoulders the important responsibility of providing strategic direction and oversight to ensure that the Association’s key revenue sources (Individual Giving, Corporate Development, and Special Events) are maximized by exploring, targeting, and developing growth opportunities and enhancements for existing revenue sources.

Working in alignment with the Association’s Strategic Plan, the New Orleans Community Leadership Board provides volunteer leaders the opportunity to work together as a team to lead key fundraising, program, advocacy, volunteer and corporate recruitment activities. It uses the Association’s greatest resource, people, to achieve its goals. CLB members also identify, recruit, recognize and cultivate key community leaders to become American Diabetes Association volunteer leaders, and in turn, enhance and advance the Association’s goals within a community.Additionally, it is the responsibility of the Board to recruit the best volunteers for program leadership, to gain entry to corporate decision-makers, medical institutions and schools, and to provide access to key stakeholders within our community.

Members should have a comprehensive business and/or corporate background, with experience in business development and/or product development. The ability to engage and influence corporate leaders and individual donors is highly desirable. Members should also have strong analytical, creative, and strategic development skills, along with a keen interest in accelerating revenue to support the critical mission of the American Diabetes Association.

The New Orleans Community Leadership Board members also reflect the professional, geographic and ethnic diversity of New Orleans. Using this richness of background, the New Orleans CLB serves as the strategic counselors and advisors in the community who are helping our organization deliver on our mission to prevent and cure diabetes‚ and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Please contact John Guzzardo directly at jguzzardo@diabetes.org for more information.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Fundraising
  • Capacity Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Business Development

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per month
  • Ability to engage and influence corporate leaders and individual donors

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