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Advisers + Partners

Manny Hernandez (Diabetes Hands Foundation Manny is a wonderful leader for the diabetes community. His charisma unites the global diabetes community through several social media platforms, solely devoted to aiding people touched by diabetes. Manny has been mentoring DASH in channeling our passion for helping the diabetes community since 2012.

Ka’Ryn Holder Jackson (American Diabetes Association, SF Bay Area Chapter)  Ka’Ryn is an amazing woman and advocate for people living with diabetes. She is the associate director of the ADA San Francisco Bay Area, and it is her personal mission to educate youth in Oakland. Along with Michael Chae, the executive director of the ADA San Francisco Bay Area, Ka’Ryn has been collaborating with DASH on many programs devoted to diabetes community advocacy.

MD.Lyn Berry (Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital)

Lyn is a devoted and knowledgeable doctor for over 30 years at Highland Hospital. She loves her patients and has been a wonderful adviser and friend since 2012.


Partner Guideline TBA 

Friends in the Diabetes realm:


JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter

American Diabetes Association San Francisco Bay Area

Carb DM

Diabetes Hands Foundation

Diabetic Youth Foundation

Trial Net Diabetes Research


Medical Institutions:


Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland-

UCSF Diabetes Center Madison Clinic-

Lucile Packard Diabetes Center -

Highland Hospital Alameda County Medical Center-

Samuel Merritt University-

Friends in Professional Sports:


Chimdi Chekwa- NFL

Terrelle Pryor- NFL

Sam”Super” Fuld – MLB

Harrison Barnes – NBA


Friends in the Community:


Oakland Unified School District-Project Empower Oakland


Ravenswood Family Health Clinic- Project Empower East Palo Alto


West Oakland Youth Center

YMCA East Bay

East Oakland Boxing Association

West Oakland Middle School


Ralph J. Bunchie