The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that Terry Pollard was recently named Executive Director for Washington and Alaska. In this role, Pollard will lead all program and development activities to improve the lives of people in our community affected by diabetes.
"I'm honored to join the dedicated volunteers, staff and partners of the American Diabetes Association who are committed to the effort to stop diabetes," Pollard said. "Diabetes is one of our greatest health challenges and it touches the lives of so many Americans, including mine. Thankfully, the Association is fighting each and every day for all of those with diabetes."
Pollard comes to the American Diabetes Association with 30 years of non-profit experience and a proven track record in visionary leadership, strategic planning, fundraising, business operations and board and staff development. Before joining the Association, Pollard served as Regional CEO of the American Red Cross Northwest Region. Prior to that, he spent 23 years with the YMCA of Greater Seattle, including 18 in executive leadership roles. Pollard is driven by a passion to help others by connecting caring communities.
Paul Tobin, who most recently served as the American Diabetes Association's Area Executive Director for Washington and Northern Idaho, has taken on a new role as Corporate Development Officer for the Association's Northwest Region. Tobin works with companies throughout Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska to create and enhance partnerships that positively impact the more than 1.2 million people living with diabetes in the Northwest.
The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.