Dr. Kenneth Gorfinkle
Board Chair; 2016 - 2018
Ken Gorfinkle brings BETES his expertise as consulting psychologist for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center in NYC for over 8 years.
As Assistant Clinical professor at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Gorfinkle has spent his diverse and long-ranging career caring for children, families and adults adjusting to chronic and acute medical conditions.
“ I first learned of the unique application of the performing arts for healthcare with my collaboration with the Big Apple Circus’ Clown Care Unit. When I saw how THE BETES was using theater to help patients process their experiences, I said “I’m in.”
Board Secretary; April 2016 - 2018
David provides his financial and strategic acumen to BETES. He is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and advocate with a passion for helping people live healthier, happier and more hopeful lives.
He is Co-Founder and CEO of Diabetes Daily.
“Though I don’t myself have diabetes, I have personally been impacted by THE BETES’ programs, which shows how flexible and unique this method is to working with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds.”
Member, June 2016 - 2018
‘Daniele provides her expertise in emotional wellness, authentic community building, user experience-centric content creation, and digital marketing to THE BETES.
She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1991, and after battling for over 8 years with a binge eating addiction, obesity, and clinical depression, has taken herself from obese and suffering with diabetes, to an athlete thriving with diabetes.
Daniele Hargenrader is the co-founder and President of Diabetes Dominator Coaching.
“As a health and wellness coach, I see on a daily basis how my clients struggle to express and understand the complexity of their emotional life. THE BETES programs are able to get to the very heart of the issue within minutes.”
Laura D. Wingate
Board Treasurer; Feb. 2015 - Aug 2016
Laura provides her expansive knowledge of the not-for-profit public health sector to BETES.
As the Vice President of Patient Experience of Chrohns and Colitis Foundation of America, Ms Wingate oversees all chapter and national education and support programming as well CCFA’s professional education and advocacy programs.
“I have no question of the value and innovation of the performing arts in approaching health from such a unique perspective as THE BETES.”
Board of Advisors
Donna Hill, J.D.
Legal and Strategic Advisor
Financial and Health Industry Advisor
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN
Education and Health Industry Advisor
Arno K. Kumagai, M.D.
Medical Education Advisor
Dr. Mark Heyman
Doris Ullendorff, LCSW
Health Advocacy Advisor
Fergus J Walsh
Marketing and UX Design Advisor
BETES Family Ambassadors
BETES Patient Ambassadors
Charity Ann Gormley
Rick Phillips, Ed.D