About RAG-Diabetes

Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes (“RAG-Diabetes”) aims to address the Global Diabetes Epidemic by raising awareness to the humanitarian eyes, hearts and minds of 1.2 million members of Rotary International and other individuals and organizations who would like to join our efforts.  And to inspire, provide guidance, promote, assist and support Rotary’s and other Humanitarian Projects that address RAG-Diabetes 5 Areas of Focus.

Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes is organized and approved according to Rotary International policy but not an activity or agency of, or controlled by Rotary International.

Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes is proud to introduce our Board of Directors:


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Barry McKeown – President & Chair of the Board of Directors

Classification: Actuary

Rotary Club of Naperville, IL, USA, District 6450

Mobile Phone: 312-961-2959   Email: barry.mckeown@sbcglobal.net


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PP Edwin A. Velarde – Vice-President & Chief Information Officer

EPiC Journey Against Diabetes

Classification: Software Development

Rotary Club of Westlake Village, CA, USA District 5240

Mobile: +1.805.300.0222   Email: edwinvelarde@att.net


Deeb (2)

Dr. Larry C. Deeb – Founding Member & Secretary

Classification: Pediatrics Endocrinology

Rotary Club of Tallahassee, FL, USA District 6940

Mobile Phone: +1.850.509.4864   Email: lcdeeb@yahoo.com


Wayne (2)

PDG C. Wayne Edwards – Charter President & Treasurer

Classification: Financial Services

Rotary Club of Tallahassee FL, USA, District 6940

Phone: +1.850.893.0707   Email: cwayneedwards@embarqmail.com


Jenna Archuleta (2)

Jenna Archuleta – Board Member

Classification: Fund Development

Rotary Club of Chicago, IL, USA, District 6450

Phone: +1.773.450.8731   Email: jarchuleta@diabetes.org


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Harry Glidden – Board Member

Classification: Chemical Engineer

Rotary Club of La Place, Louisiana, USA, District 6840

Phone: +1.504.417.6906   Email: glidden@gmail.com



PP Marcel Zuckerman – Board Member & Ambassador

Classification: Security Technology

Rotary Club of Antwerpen West, Belgium, District 2170

Phone +32.475.820.324  Email: zouki1@telenet.be