Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott appointed Ninfa Peña-Purcell, Ph.D. and Maryanne Strobel and reappointed Letty Moreno-Brown to the Texas Diabetes Council for phrases set to run out on February 1, 2027. Moreover, Governor Abbott has designated Feyi Obamehinti, Ed.D as chair of the council. The council addresses points affecting folks with diabetes in Texas and advises the Texas Legislature on laws that’s wanted to develop and keep a statewide system of high quality training providers to all folks with diabetes and well being professionals who supply diabetes remedy and training.
Ninfa Peña-Purcell, Ph.D. of Faculty Station is a Public Well being Analysis Scientist on the Texas A&M College Heart for Inhabitants Well being and Growing old. She serves on a number of skilled organizations: Texas Diabetes Council (TDC) Outcomes Sub-Committee Member, Nationwide Fee for Well being Schooling Credentialing (NCHEC) board member, Society for Public Well being Schooling (SOPHE) Board of Trustee chairperson for Skilled Improvement and Persevering with Schooling, and the Affiliation of Diabetes Care and Schooling Specialists (ADCES) member. Peña-Purcell obtained a Physician of Philosophy in Well being Research from Texas Lady’s College and a grasp’s diploma from The College of Texas at El Paso.
Maryanne Strobel of Cypress is a Registered Nurse and Diabetes Skilled Follow Chief at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. She is the Catastrophe Preparedness Lead on the board of the Texas Affiliation of Diabetes Care and Schooling Specialists (ADCES) Board, Diabetes Catastrophe Workgroup/Member of Cities Altering Diabetes Houston and Nationwide Awards Committee Chairman for ADCES. Strobel is a Steering Committee Member and Well being Care Supplier Work Group Co-Chair of Diabetes Catastrophe Response Coalition. Strobel obtained a Registered Nurse Diploma from Allentown Hospital College of Nursing, an Associates of Science in Gerontology from Lehigh County Group Faculty and a Grasp’s of Science in Nursing Schooling from College of Phoenix.
Aida “Letty” Moreno-Brown of El Paso serves as Supervisor for Dietary Providers with Fresenius Medical Care and is an adjunct professor for the College of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Group Faculty. She is a member of the Council on Renal Vitamin, Dietitians Advisory Board, and the El Paso Academy of Vitamin and Dietetics. Moreno-Brown obtained a Bachelor of Science in Household and Shopper Science from New Mexico State College and a Grasp of Science in Superior Vitamin from New York College at Oneonta.
Feyi Obamehinti, Ed.D. of Keller is the managing director for Ravir LLC, an academic consulting and technical agency. She is a former educator and has volunteered as a mentor with Dallas ISD and her area people heart. She presently serves as a member of Girls Impacting Public Coverage Schooling Basis. She is the co-founder of Oasis Focus Inc., a non-profit group offering an oasis of hope to communities. Obamehinti obtained a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The College of Texas at Arlington, Grasp of Schooling in Curriculum and Instruction from Peru State Faculty, and a Doctorate diploma in Schooling from Texas A&M College.
These appointments are topic to Senate affirmation.