Diabetes Prevention Program

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Max Alderman, MPH, Vickie Rowe, RN, MS, Scott Kirschner, Kristen Sherman

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Max Alderman is currently the Diabetes Program Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. His primary responsibilities involve leading the efforts to scale and sustain the Diabetes Prevention Program throughout the state, as well as providing subject matter expertise and technical assistance to health care and community-based organizations regarding community-clinical linkages. His previous work was with the YMCA of Greater Boston, where he served as coordinator for the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program (YDPP) as well as a grant addressing Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). He is also a trained Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach.

Vickie Rowe is the Program Coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program at the Athol Area YMCA. Vickie is resposible for implementing the program, building and strengthening relationships within the community to facilitate program delivery, supervising daily operations related to the program, providing  support and guidance to Lifestyle Coaches and ensuring the program achieves quality performance outcomes. She is a registered nurse and has a varied background in community and school health nursing.

Kristen Sherman is is a client relationship manager at Omada Health and works directly with enterprise clients offering the Omada program to their at-risk employee population. In this role, Kristen consults clients on outcomes and engagement while working on long term strategy around reducing the incidence of chronic disease in their population. She has a background in nursing and health care technology.

Scott Kirschner is the Director of Benefits Strategy for Iron Mountain headquartered in Boston. In 2013, Scott developed and implemented the first multi-year health strategy ever developed by Iron Mountain, which included a number of new vendors, tools, resources and services. As part of this effort, Scott lead the selection and implementation of Omada’s Diabetes Prevention Program approach in 2014.

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