People Centre’d On Diabetes was formed in 2008 by a group of Centre County Pennsylvania residents with a common interest in improving the lives of our friends and neighbors living with or at risk for diabetes. The group is composed of people with diabetes, family members of those with diabetes, health care providers and other community members with an interest in the growing epidemic of diabetes in the Centre region. We believe improving health is not just the prerogative of health care professionals but must be the responsibility of all. Diabetes is a community issue and tackling the challenges of diabetes requires community effort. Community empowerment is our mission and our goals are focused on educating people about diabetes and facilitating activities in the community so individuals and institutions enable those with diabetes to live well, and help prevent others from becoming diabetic. Our goals are ambitious and reaching them will require hard work and patience. We welcome everyone to join us in our effort. Please email [email protected] to learn more about PCOD.

 

Lydia Abdullah (4 Posts)

Lydia Abdullah has been a member of the Penn State community for over 36 years and is a board member of People Centre’D on Diabetes. She is also a patient living with Type II Diabetes and has been very successful in advocating for diabetes awareness and screenings.


Jean Bemis (0 Posts)

Jean Bemis is a learning consultant in State College, PA and a long time board member of People Centre'd On Diabetes.


Ryan Burke (1 Posts)

Ryan has been a board member since July 2013. As local fitness professional, Ryan's career is devoted to improving the health of those in his community. He brings that same passion to PCOD. Ryan strongly believes in the make-up of the organization. The combination medical professionals, community members, and those living with diabetes gives PCOD a chance to make a significant difference in the Centre Region.


Dannette Owens (0 Posts)

Danette Owens is a founding member of People Centre'd On Diabetes Additionally, she has been Co-Chair for Diabetes Dinner fundraiser (4 years) and Co-Chair for JDRF "Walk to Cure Diabetes" (10 years). Her involvement in diabetes awareness began with the diagnosis of her son with Type I diabetes.


Scott Owens (1 Posts)

Scott Owens is a founding member of People Centre'd on Diabetes (PCOD) and is currently serving as treasurer. Additionally, he has been Co-Chair for Diabetes Dinner fundraiser (4 years) and Co-Chair for JDRF "Walk to Cure Diabetes" (10 years). His involvement in diabetes awareness began with the diagnosis of his son with Type I diabetes.


Jeff Stormer (10 Posts)

Jeff is President for People Centre'd On Diabetes. He was diagnosed Type II in 1993, has been insulin dependent over 10 years, and is dealing/has dealt with multiple complications. "Managing diabetes isn't just about living longer...it's about enjoying the trip."


Susan Trainor (9 Posts)

Susan Trainor is a founding board member of People Centre’D on Diabetes. She works as a Nurse Practitioner taking care of people with diabetes and is a Certified Diabetes Educator.


Jan Ulbrecht (3 Posts)

Specializing in the field of Endocrinology, Dr. Ulbrecht is prepared to treat patients for a variety of hormonal diseases and disorders. Dr. Ulbrecht can diagnose and create treatment plans for conditions such as growth disorders, obesity, low testosterone, osteoporosis and various thyroid disorders, among others. Dr. Ulbrecht is also trained to practice Diabetology. He is currently serving as President of Board and is a founding member of People Centre'd On Diabetes.