Diabetes Advisory Board

The Berrie Center's Diabetes Advisory Board is a committed group of professionals, business and community leaders who share a common passion for the Berrie Center’s mission to advance innovative diabetes research programs and patient care initiatives through advocacy, fundraising, and leadership.

Board members attend regular meetings, participate in Berrie Center events, generate and contribute annual financial support for the Center, and work with Berrie Center staff to spread the word about the Berrie Center and its community.

Membership on the Diabetes Advisory Board involves a reasonable time commitment and an agreement to bring resources to the table for the Berrie Center that will strengthen its ability to deliver on its promise to provide the care and the cure. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  What is the purpose of the Diabetes Advisory Board?

A:  The purpose of the Board is to raise awareness and financial support for diabetes research and care at the Berrie Center.

Q:  Is there a financial commitment?

A:  Members make an annual gift, commensurate with their personal financial capacity, to support the Berrie Center’s research and clinical programs. They also contribute by generating support from their family, friends and colleagues through fundraising events.  

Q: What is the required time commitment?

A:  All members should plan to attend a majority of Board meetings and invest an adequate amount of time to helping the Berrie Center accomplish its goals.    

Q: What benefits do members receive?

A:  The Board offers unprecedented access to some of the world's leading diabetes physicians and scientists, provides an incredible forum for learning about strides being made in diabetes care and cures, and brings together a superb group of professionals throughout the Greater New York City business community.


To learn more about becoming a Diabetes Advisory Board member, please speak to your Berrie Center physician or contact Director of Development Melissa DeCesare at md3895@cumc.columbia.edu.