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ADEA welcomes new President Amanda Bartlett as Tracey Tellum's term finishes.

Australian Diabetes Educator Association bids farewell to their current President Tracey Tellam, whose term finishes on 11 October. Tracey was first elected to the Board in 2016 and has served as ADEA President since October 2020.

Tracey’s passion for and dedication to diabetes education and serving the ADEA membership as she has led the organisation through two years of the pandemic, has been evident.

‘We are grateful to Tracey’s steady hand of leadership over the turbulence of the past couple of years. ADEA managed to not only weather the pandemic but continued to lead in the field of diabetes education and became one of the first peak bodies to unify the health professional voice with the consumer voice – Diabetes Australia, the Australian Diabetes Society, and ADEA – to amplify our voices for the benefit of people living with diabetes,’ said ADEA CEO Susan Davidson.

‘I am very proud of what ADEA has accomplished over the past two years. We have completed the National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework, the Diabetes Referral Pathways, a detailed legal review of Scope of Practice, multiple position statements, National Diabetes Services Scheme projects, supported the CGM expansion, our joint election campaign with the Australian Diabetes Society, and so much more. I know that our new President, Amanda Bartlett, will continue to lead ADEA to new frontiers. I look forward to seeing what the next years have in store for ADEA under her dynamic leadership,’ said ADEA President Tracey Tellam.

Incoming ADEA President Amanda Bartlett has served as ADEA Vice President since October 2020. Amanda has been a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) for over 10 years and is also a registered nurse and certified midwife. She has over 30 years of experience in healthcare working in both public and private hospitals and manages her own private practice in Sydney. Amanda has mentored many CDEs, supporting them to achieve their goals, and is a guest lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney.

Amanda has previously held a directorship of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS), served on various ADEA Board Committees, and was the chair of the ADEA Diabetes in Pregnancy Special Interest Group (DIPSIG). She is also an advisor to Diabetes Australia’s Medical Education and Scientific Council. ‘I’d like to thank Tracey for her leadership, it was an honour to work with her over the past two years as Vice President. I look forward to serving as ADEA’s next President and working closely with the ADEA Board and staff to support all people living with diabetes, serving ADEA members, and furthering the direction of ADEA as a professional body, incoming ADEA President Amanda Bartlett said.

‘On behalf of the ADEA staff and ADEA Board, I warmly welcome Amanda into this new role, and lookforward to continuing our important work to serve our membership and support people living with diabetes,’ said ADEA CEO Susan Davidson.

Taken from ADEA 10 October 2022 Media Release.

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