National Volunteer Week 2023

Happy National Volunteer Week to JDRF’s outstanding volunteer partners! This week we celebrate the progress that you’ve helped us make and the progress that’s to come. We are endlessly grateful for your passion and commitment to advancing our shared mission forward. Thank you for being part of the JDRF family and for bringing hope to the T1D community.

A Special Message from JDRF’s CEO

Congratulations to our 2023
Volunteer Award Winners!

Meet the volunteer leaders whose contributions of time and talent have significantly
impacted their local community and are moving JDRF’s mission forward.

Desert West Chapter

Cassie Johnson

Desert West Chapter, Arizona Community

Scott Kasper

Desert West Chapter, New Mexico Community

Angela Fletcher

Desert West Chapter, Northern Nevada Community

Laurie Wendell

Desert West Chapter, Southern Nevada Community

Georgia and South Carolina Chapter

Chris and Alex Cann

Georgia and South Carolina Chapter, Georgia Community

Eric James

Georgia and South Carolina Chapter, South Carolina Community

Greater Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Chapter

Jeff Solomon

Greater Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Chapter

Greater Delaware Valley

Rachel and Todd Mayover

Greater Delaware Valley Chapter

Greater New England Chapter

Crista Bode

Greater New England Chapter

Greater New York City Chapter

Peter Hill

Greater New York City Chapter

Illinois Chapter

John Allen

Illinois Chapter

Indiana and Kentucky Chapter

Mark Hollis

Indiana and Kentucky Chapter, Indiana Community

Paula Fairchild

Indiana and Kentucky Chapter, Kentucky Community

Kansas and Missouri Chapter

Becky Wiseman

Kansas and Missouri Chapter, Kansas City Community

Julie Wisbrock

Kansas and Missouri Chapter, St. Louis Community

Mid Atlantic Chapter  

Chris Kelly

Mid Atlantic Chapter, DC Community

Chris Chodnicki

Mid Atlantic Chapter, Maryland Community

Suzanne Bowser

Mid Atlantic Chapter, Virginia Community

Minnesota and the Dakotas Chapter   

Christine Jakubowski

Minnesota and the Dakotas Chapter, Minnesota Community

Mountain West Chapter

Sandi Monsen

Mountain West Chapter, Utah Community

Nebraska and Iowa Chapter

Stefanie Rupert

Nebraska and Iowa Chapter, Eastern Iowa Community

Rich Wells

Nebraska and Iowa Chapter, Greater Iowa Community

Brian Schenk

Nebraska and Iowa Chapter, Nebraska-SW Iowa Community

New Jersey Metro and Rockland County Chapter

Barbara Corsaro

New Jersey Metro and Rockland County Chapter

North Carolina Chapter

Keller Earnst

North Carolina Chapter, Greater Western Carolinas Community

Jeannette and Luis Figueroa

North Carolina Chapter, Piedmont Triad Community

Kara Winegarden

North Carolina Chapter, Triangle Community

Stephanie Henry

North Carolina Chapter, Wilmington Community

Northern California Chapter

Paola Reynoso

Northern California Chapter

Northern Florida Chapter

Tammy Craft

Northern Florida Chapter, Greater Tampa Bay Community

Bobby Oyenarte

Northern Florida Chapter, Jacksonville Community

Jen O’Mara

Northern Florida Chapter, Orlando Community

Northern Texas and Oklahoma Chapter

Scott Paul

Northern Texas and Oklahoma Chapter, Dallas Community

Pacific Northwest Chapter

Joe Brogan

Pacific Northwest Chapter, Greater Northwest Community

Tyler Kaluza

Pacific Northwest Chapter, Oregon / Southwest Washington Community

Southern and Central Ohio Chapter

Marc Blubaugh

Southern and Central Ohio Chapter, Central Ohio Community

Diane Weidner

Southern and Central Ohio Chapter, Southern Ohio Community

Southern California Chapter

Lori Marks

Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles Community

Karen Newe

Southern California Chapter, Orange County Community

Leslie Bercovitz

Southern California Chapter, San Diego Community

Southern Florida Chapter

Heather Palmer

Southern Florida Chapter, Greater Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Community

Gus Giraldo

Southern Florida Chapter, Miami and Fort Lauderdale Community

Robin Marcus

Southern Florida Chapter, Southwest Florida/South Gulf Coast Community

Southern States Chapter

Dr. Mary Lauren Scott-Stamper

Southern States Chapter, Alabama Community

Stephanie Read

Southern States Chapter, Arkansas Community

Angie Wood

Southern States Chapter, Louisiana Community

David Skinner

Southern States Chapter, Mississippi Community

Southern Texas Chapter

Kimberly Kossman

Southern Texas Chapter, South Central Texas Community

Tennessee Chapter

Betsi James

Tennessee Chapter, Knoxville Community

Janet Curtis

Tennessee Chapter, West Tennessee / Memphis Community

Upstate New York Chapter

Thomas Hoffman Jr.

Upstate New York Chapter, North Eastern New York Community

Western and Central Pennsylvania Chapter

Michael Salvo

Western and Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Central Pennsylvania Community

Jodi Palamides

Western and Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Western Pennsylvania Community

Wisconsin Chapter

Jesse DeMoulin

Wisconsin Chapter, Northeast Wisconsin Community

Why Volunteer


the future for people with T1D


a unique part in achieving our mission


valuable skills and experience


new friends who share your interests

We Can’t Do It Without You

Fill out the form and a JDRF representative will contact you about available volunteer opportunities.

Check out how JDRF celebrated National Volunteer Week in the past!