About The DAI
The Diabetes Alliance of Idaho (DAI) is an independent, volunteer organization consisting of individuals and agencies dedicated to the prevention and reduction of the personal and public impact of diabetes in Idaho’s communities. The DAI works together to improve access to quality health care, increase awareness and support through education, and reduce diabetes complications for those challenged with diabetes in Idaho. The DAI includes representatives from the general public, local health departments, universities, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and a variety of community-based, voluntary, health and professional organizations. Membership is open to individuals and organizations with an interest in diabetes prevention and care.
Our Executive Committee
Dorothy Plaza is a Registered Nurse and Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle coach/coordinator for Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho and a DTTAC Master Trainer Select for Idaho. Dorothy is excited to serve as Chair of the Diabetes Alliance of Idaho and use her knowledge and experience to better serve Idaho's communities. She believes passionately in diabetes prevention and works to aid DPP programs around the state of Idaho in preventing diabetes in their communities. Dorothy holds a BS in Nursing from Lewis and Clark State College and is certified by Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center at Emory University, Atlanta as a Master Trainer Select. She resides in Moscow, Idaho with her husband and enjoys spending time with her two children, their spouses and 5 grandchildren.
Cristina Perez is an experienced health educator who coordinates the Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Prevention at Central District Health, Idaho’s Public Health District 4.
Originally, from Puerto Rico, Cristina completed a Master’s of Health Sciences degree at Boise State University, with a focus on public health and health management.As a health educator, Cristina offers health screenings to at-risk populations and provides education on diabetes prevention and management. She serves as a diabetes prevention resource to community members within Central District Health’s service area.
Jill Dacier is the Treasurer for the Diabetes Alliance of Idaho (DAI). She currently works at Tandem Diabetes Care and is loving her position there. Prior to that, she worked at Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs (Camp Hodia) as the Operations Director for over seven years. Jill has had type 1 diabetes since 1985 and is excited to be on the Board of Directors for the DAI.
Jill was born and raised in Boise, lived in Western Washington for over 12 years and has been back in Boise since 2010. She graduated from Boise State University in 2014 with a degree in Accounting.
Jill enjoys spending time with her two sons, loves the outdoors and is very involved in the T1D community.
Per Bylaws, ARTICLE VI, Section 6.5
“The Secretary shall keep minutes of official board, membership, and Executive Committee meetings. The Secretary is responsible for the organization’s historical documents and will see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws.”
Ashley graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Health Education and Promotion. She began her career in Health Education in 2012 as a tobacco cessation class facilitator. Upon graduation she accepted a position at St. Luke's MSTI as a Community Cancer Education Coordinator where she served Idaho communities by providing cancer prevention education. In 2014 Ashley began her focus on Diabetes Prevention and Management when she accepted a position at the Idaho Division of Public Health in the Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program. Ashley now has the privilege of serving as Executive Director for the Diabetes Alliance of Idaho.
2021 BOARD MEMBERS
Elaine Nguyen, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCACP, Assistant Professor, Idaho State University
Nanci Jenkins, MS, RDN, LD, Health Specialist, Idaho Division of Public Health
Bridget Morrisroe-Aman, LMSW, Extension Educator, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho
Nikki Telford, Program Coordinator, University of Idaho
Chuck Malloy, Political Columnist, Self-Employed
Beth Patten, MS, BSN, RN, CDCES, Clinical Quality Educator, Syringa Hospital & Clinics