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Officers and Board of Directors

President: Patty Conlan
Patty Conlan, a small business owner and co-founder of Kids with Diabetes, Inc. Patty’s daughter Bridget was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1996 at age 6. Bridget was the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation’s Youth Ambassador for the Ventura County Walk to Cure Diabetes in 1998.

Vice-President: Tanya Sousa
Tanya Sousa is a small business owner and co-founder of Kids with Diabetes, Inc. Tanya’s daughter Vanessa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1996 at age 9.

Secretary: Frankie Ramierz
Frankie Ramierz is a high school teacher and mother of three children. Frankie’s youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 5.

Treasurer: Jeff Valine
Jeff Valine is an engineer and the Kid’s with Diabetes webmaster. Jeff’s daughter Laura was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1998 at age 19 months.

Director: Ronald H. Chochinov, M.D.
Dr. Chochinov, a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, has a private practice in Endocrinolgy and Diabetes in Ventura, California.

Director: Bo Loy
Bo Loy is the chairman of the Kid’s with Diabetes Teen Mentor Program, and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1988 at age 6.

Director: Fred Odom
Fred Odom is a social worker, and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1960 at age 11. Fred’s son, Joey was diagnosed in 1997 at age 5, and his daughter, Jeannie was diagnosed in 1994 at age 7 months.

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