David A. Demarco, Phd, Named To The Board Of The American Diabetes Association

Alexandria, VA (January 6, 2014) – The American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that David A. DeMarco, PhD, of Iselin, N.J., has been named to its Board of Directors.

Currently, DeMarco is a Principal in Ernst & Young's (EY) Advisory Services practice and a member of the Global Life Sciences Operating Board. He is Ernst & Young's Northeast Area Life Sciences Leader. DeMarco is responsible for developing and overseeing the Northeast Area's Life Sciences growth strategy and managing EY's portfolio of Pharma, Medtech and Biotech clients. In this capacity, he works with a wide variety of clients regarding growth and innovation imperatives

As a member of the Board, DeMarco is responsible for assisting with oversight of the Association's business affairs. Additionally, he will work closely with the Association's volunteers and staff on activities and initiatives in support of the organization's mission during his tenure.

DeMarco has been volunteering for the Association since July 2011 and was Chair of the Metro New York City Community Leadership Board.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., and his doctorate in chemistry from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. DeMarco also attended Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050, unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.