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    Texas Diabetes Program - Council
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    PO Box 149347 Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: (512) 458-7490
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Texas Diabetes Council Members


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

For information about appointment to the Texas Diabetes Council, visit the Governor’s website.

Membership includes:

  1. a licensed physician with a specialization in treating diabetes
  2. a registered nurse with a specialization in diabetes education and training
  3. a registered and licensed dietitian with a specialization in the diabetes education field
  4. a person with experience and training in public health policy
  5. three consumer members, with special consideration given to persons active in the Texas affiliates of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International or the American Diabetes Association
  6. four members from the general public with expertise or demonstrated commitment to diabetes issues
  7. three state agency members


Officers & Council Members
 Officers & Council Members

Texas Diabetes Council Officers
Victor Hugo Gonzalez, MD
Vice Chair:
Gene Bell, RN, CFNP, CDE
Curtis Triplitt, PharmD

Texas Diabetes Council Members and Terms
Name Position* Location Term Expires
Gene Bell, RN, CFNP, CDE 2 Lubbock 2-1-2015
Carley Gomez-Meade 5 Austin 2-1-2019
Jason Michael Ryan 5 Houston 2-1-2019
Maria Duarte-Gardea, PhD, RD, LD 3 El Paso 2-1-2017
Victor Hugo Gonzalez, MD 1 McAllen 2-1-2015
John Griffin 5 Victoria 2-1-2017
Arthur E. Hernandez, PhD, NCSP, NCC 6 Rockport 2-1-2015
Dora Rivas, MS, RD, SFNS 6 Dallas 2-1-2015
Curtis Triplitt, PharmD 4 San Antonio 2-1-2019
Alicia Gracia 6 Brownsville 2-1-2019
Don E. Yarborough 6 Garland 2-1-2017
Texas Department of State Health Services 7 Austin  
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services 7 Austin  
Texas Health and Human Services Commission  7 Austin  

* numbered above


Last updated January 08, 2015