CHER Educators Elected to WADE Board

December 11, 2009
Spokane, WA

Laurie Payne and Debbie Belknap, certified diabetes educators with the CHER Diabetes Education Center, were recently elected to the Washington Association of Diabetes Educators (WADE) Board as co-chair and nominating committee, respectively. WADE is a voluntary non-profit organization of diabetes educators in Washington state that share ideas and support each other.

Debbie Belknap, registered nurse has been in practice for 32 years and has been teaching in the field of diabetes for 12 years. She specializes in diabetes self-management and is an insulin pump trainer. She received her bachelors degree in nursing from the Widener University, Chester, PA.

Laurie Payne, registered dietitian has worked in diabetes education center for 21 years and has been a certified diabetes educator since 1987. She specializes in medical nutrition therapy, diabetes self-management education and is a certified pump trainer. Laurie received her bachelors degree in dietetics from Oregon State University and her masters degree in health education and health promotion from Whitworth University.

For more information about the CHER Diabetes Education Center, visit For more information about WADE, visit

The CHER Diabetes Education Center is a service of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). INHS is a non-profit corporation in Spokane, Washington providing collaboration in health care services on behalf of its member hospitals Deaconess Medical Center, Providence Holy Family Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Valley Hospital & Medical Center, and the community. Other INHS services include St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Information Resource Management, Northwest MedStar, Health Training Network, health@work, Northwest TeleHealth, and the INHS Center of Philanthropy. For more information, visit 



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