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