Leadership

  • Carlyn Sautter

    Outreach Manager

    Bio

    Carlyn Sautter

    Outreach Manager

    When did you join JDRF?

    I have been a part of JDRF since I was 10 years old. I worked for the Triangle Chapter from 2015-16 and was lucky enough to become a part of the Piedmont Triad staff in 2018!

    What’s your T1D connection?

    I was diagnosed with T1D over 20 years ago at the age of 10.

    Why are you passionate about JDRF?

    JDRF is a source of hope for me every single day. I know that one day we will turn type one into type NONE.

    What’s the best part of being on the JDRF team?

    All of the amazing families and individuals that I am able to meet! I’m truly inspired by each new person I get to know.

    What’s your favorite JDRF event?

    OneWalk is my favorite JDRF event. When I was a child, I remember how special the day was for me. It’s so neat to see everyone come together as a community, make an impact through fundraising, and celebrate the strength of each and every person living with T1D.

  • Danielle Hayes

    Development Manager

    Bio

    Danielle Hayes

    Development Manager

    When did you join JDRF? 

    2015

    Why are you passionate about JDRF? 

    JDRF is an incredibly hopeful and exciting organization to be a part of. When passionate families and volunteers come together amazing things happen. We are making real changes in people’s lives and that is something special!

    What’s the best part of being on the JDRF team? 

    The inspiring people we get to work with and the incredible things we produce together!

    What’s your favorite JDRF event? 

    Impossible to pick just one! Every event we produce has a profound and unique impact on the people who participate!

  • Mitzi Ellis

    Development Director

    Bio

    Mitzi Ellis

    Development Director

    When did you join JDRF?

    I joined the Piedmont Triad chapter in 2009 and worked here until 2013.  I returned to this chapter in December of 2017 after working 18 months in the Greater Western Carolinas chapter.  I have been blessed to be in the JDRF family for over 5 years!

    What’s your T1D connection?

    My T1D connection is my mother-in-law who was diagnosed in college. 

    What’s the best part of being on the JDRF team?

    The best part of this team is the spirit and camaraderie of staff, volunteers and board members.  Everyone is focused on our mission to provide life-changing therapies for the T1D community.

    What is your favorite JDRF event?

    I love all of the events but my favorite moment with JDRF is when our Youth Ambassadors are sharing their story with corporate partners.  Their strength and composure when talking about living with T1D is truly inspirational!