Diabetes Coalition of California

Advisory Board

Arevalo-Jose-sm-bnw-130x150 José Alberto Arévalo, MD, FAAFP

Chair, Latino Physicians of California, Founder, Diabetes Coalition of California

Dr. Arévalo is Senior Medical Director for Sutter Independent Physicians, a 600-physician multispecialty IPA in Greater Sacramento. He is a board-certified family physician with a long and prominent reputation as a teacher, researcher and administrator. A graduate of Stanford Medical School, he completed his residency and clinical research fellowship at UCSF.         


p2-4ba5cTammi Boiko, MSN, RN, BC-ADM, CDE

American Association of Diabetes Educators, AADE

Tammi Boiko is Manager of Diabetes Services for Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, located in Laguna Hills California. Saddleback is part of MemorialCare Health System located in Southern California. Tammi’s responsibilities have included both outpatient and inpatient service lines.  She has coordinated the outpatient American Diabetes Association Recognized program.  Inpatient responsibilities include co-chairing inpatient Glycemic Control Committee, developing and mentoring Diabetes Nurse Champion program for unit-based nursing staff and providing diabetes education to both patients and clinical staff. Tammi received her Master’s Degree in Nursing with a focus on Diabetes Care, from Capella University. Tammi is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. During the years of 2010 – 2013, Tammi held the position of Chair for California-AADE. Currently, she is serving on the Board of Directors for AADE. Tammi’s life experience with diabetes includes her husband and two of her three daughters who are persons living with type one diabetes. With this, her emphasis for diabetes education, research and prevention of complications spreads across the lifespan.



 Sarah Fine, BA

Project Director, UCSF – Youth Speaks Health Literacy Partnership

Sarah Fine has over ten years of experience in project management, community organizing, health education and communication, media, and the nonprofit sector. She has worked to advance social initiatives both locally and internationally, including education advocacy in Argentina to public health in Nicaragua and Bolivia. She currently oversees multiple projects for UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations’ Health Communication Program at San Francisco General Hospital. Most notably, she directs the award-winning The Bigger Picture campaign (TBP). An innovative collaboration between the Center for Vulnerable Populations and Youth Speaks, TBP aims to end type 2 diabetes in young people by harnessing authentic youth voices to re-shape the type 2 diabetes conversation through spoken-word, exposing the social and environmental drivers of the epidemic and fomenting change. Under her leadership, TBP has garnered national attention, including a feature on the home page of The Huffington Post, over 1 million video views, recognition on Upworthy.com and the Food Farms Films Festival, as well as a special presentations at the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine Public Health Literacy Roundtable, the National Soda Summit and the James Beard conference. TBP was recently awarded the APHA Spirit of 1848 award for best video linking social justice to health, as well as the UCSF 2014 Excellence in Partnership Award.


  Goldstein - PixHarold Goldstein, DrPh

Executive Director, Public Health Advocates

Harold Goldstein, DrPH is the Executive Director of Public Health Advocates, formerly known as the California Center for Public Health Advocacy, which he founded in 1999. PHA is a recognized leader in advocating for public policies to address the obesity and diabetes epidemics. PHA has lead successful statewide policy campaigns in California to get soda and junk food out of schools, to get first-ever funding for school physical education, to establish the nation’s first state menu labeling law, and to define access to safe drinking water as a basic human right. Harold has a Bachelors degree in physiology from UC Berkeley and both Masters and Doctorate degrees in public health from UCLA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Deborah Greenwood, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADEBiz_2593_Final2
American Association of Diabetes Educators

Deborah Greenwood is a diabetes program coordinator and clinical nurse specialist for Sutter Health Integrated Diabetes Education Network in Sacramento, California.  She earned her PhD in Nursing Science and Healthcare Leadership from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis in 2014. Her research interests focus on the use of health information technology to improve the quality of diabetes prevention, care, education and support. She has published and lectured on technology enabled models of care, the emerging concept of the e-Patient, use of patient generated data and social media.  She is especially interested in the Diabetes Online Community as a method for self-management support.  Deborah is the 2015 President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.


 sarahcropSarah de Guia, JD

Executive Director, California Pan Ethnic Health Network

Sarah de Guia is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, where she was awarded the 2011 Student Award for Social Justice and was the 2010 recipient of the Herman Wildman Social Justice Writing Award. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and Public Policy in 1999.

Sarah previously worked with the California Pan Ethnic Health Network in 2008 as Project Manager for the Having Our Say Coalition, where she organized the statewide coalition to advocate on behalf of communities of color for health care reform. Sarah has also served as the Health Program Manager for Latino Issues Forum and as Legislative Analyst for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Sarah has advocated on women’s health and reproductive justice, language access, immigrants’ rights, and expanding health care to communities of color through legislative, budgetary and regulatory processes.


 squareManny Hernandez

Executive Director, Diabetes Hands Foundation

Manny Hernandez is a Venezuelan-born nonprofit leader, a social media author, and a passionate hispanic diabetes advocate and key opinion leader who has lived with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) since 2002. In 1994, he completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering in Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas. In 1996 he obtained his Masters degree from Cornell University. Before DHF, he worked with Procter & Gamble, Quepasa.com, Earth911, Pets911, Full Sail University and Ning. He wrote “Ning for Dummies,” (April 2009) and collaborated in other books on social media and health 2.0. He is a fully bilingual (Spanish/English), fluent in French and conversational in Italian and German.

In 2007, he started TuDiabetes.org and EsTuDiabetes.org along with his wife, Andreina Davila. In 2008 they co-founded Diabetes Hands Foundation and served as Chairman of the board between 2008 and 2012, growing the board from 5 members to 14, to support the organization’s growth beyond half a million US$ in annual revenue.



 Xavier Morales, PhD, MRP

Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California

Dr. Morales, a longtime advocate for health equity and environmental justice, has worked to enable community-led initiatives to address health equity and also to promote multi-sector approaches to prevent violence.  Taking an expansive view of what constitutes health, he has diligently worked to enable opportunities for youth development, workforce development, college access, supporting prisoner reentry, alternatives to detention, early childhood development, affordable housing and mentoring programming.  Dr. Morales, originally from Sanger, California, studied Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and City and Regional Planning at Cornell University.


Lisa Murdock

Vice President, State Government Affairs, American Diabetes Association

Lisa Murdock is the Vice President of State Government Affairs for the American Diabetes Association.
She has been with the Association since 1990 working in advocacy and mission delivery at the state,
regional and national levels. Today, Lisa manages the Association’s team of government affairs
professionals who in partnership with the Association’s volunteers work with state legislators across the
country on policies aimed at stopping the diabetes epidemic, fighting the deadly consequences of
diabetes, and fighting for the rights of those affected by the disease.