About Us

Rotary Action Group for Diabetes (RAGD) 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 Humanitarian Projects that address our Areas of Focus.

RAGD 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.

RAGD is organized and approved according to Rotary International policy but not an activity or agency of, or controlled by Rotary International.

Meet our Board of Directors:

1 (7)

PP Edwin A. Velarde – President & Chair of the Board of Directors

Founder, EPiC Journey Against Diabetes

Classification: Software Development

Rotary Club of Westlake Village, CA, USA District 5240

Deeb (2)

Dr. Larry C. Deeb – Founding Member & Secretary

Classification: Pediatrics Endocrinology

Rotary Club of Tallahassee, FL, USA District 6940

Wayne (2)

PDG C. Wayne EdwardsCharter President & Treasurer

Classification: Financial Services

Rotary Club of Tallahassee FL, USA, District 6940



PP Marcel Zuckerman – Board Member & Ambassador

Classification: Security Technology

Rotary Club of Antwerpen West, Belgium, District 2140

PDG Tom Drennan – Board Member

Classification: Risk Management

Rotary Club of Overland, MO, USA District 6060

PDG Robert Morris – Board Member

Classification: Architect

Rotary Club of Golden Green, London, UK District 1130

PP Noel Alidio – Technical Officer

Classification: Medicine

Rotary Club of San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines District 3820