Board of Directors


David Winkler_DRC

David, lawyer and entrepreneur, has type 1 diabetes, as do several family members and friends. He is a founder of the Diabetes Research Connection and currently serves as the Chair of the Board and Chief Financial Officer. David has been a tireless advocate and donor for diabetes research.

David Winkler

Chair, Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Alberto Hayek_DRC

Alberto is the Scientific Director at San Diego’s Scripps Whittier Institute for Diabetes and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at UCSD. A world-renowned diabetes expert, Dr. Hayek, serves as the Diabetes Research Connection’s President and Scientific Advisor.

Alberto Hayek, M.D.

President, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor

Nigel is Vice President of the Diabetes Research Connection and is a UCSD professor of Pathology whose research is focused on therapies for diabetic neuropathy and neuropathic pain.

Nigel Calcutt, Ph.D.

Vice President and Research Scientist

Charles is Secretary of the Diabetes Research Connection and is a Research Scientist who has helped define the molecular mechanisms of human embryonic stem cell differentiation from pluripotency toward pancreatic endoderm.

Charles “C.C.” King, Ph.D.

Secretary and Research Scientist

Felise is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in La Jolla. She is a past President of Del Mar Community Connections and Past President of the San Diego Psychological Association. She has been living with type 1 diabetes for 56 years.

Felise Levine, Ph.D.

Board of Director

Paige is an Industrial Designer and entrepreneur. She has been living with type 1 diabetes for nearly 30 years.

Paige McCready, MFA

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