Trustees

DRWF was born from a very personal connection with type 1 diabetes. Having two children diagnosed with the condition made for a commitment and dedication to the cause from Mike Gretschel and his business partner, John Alahouzos, that has never wavered and remains true to its original desire - to find a cure for diabetes.

In 1998, DRWF was incorporated and registered as a charity in the UK and over the last 15 years we have become a recognised provider of awareness, educational support programmes and leading funder of diabetes research.

The DRWF Board of Trustees are an engaged and committed group of individuals who bring a significant level of expertise to the governance of the charity in the fields of law, business strategy & management, international fundraising, psychology, healthcare and education.
 

Michael Gretschel
Co-Founder
Chairman of the Board
Volunteer fundraiser for diabetes research for over 30 years
 

John Alahouzos
Co-Founder
Volunteer fundraiser for diabetes research since 1978
 

Jeffrey Harab
Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctor. Attorney-at-Law, 1979
 

Valerie Hussey
Retired Nurse, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
 

Rae-Marie Lawson
Retired Psychotherapist MA.Dip; CertEd., Walsall College, West Midlands

Rae was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 27 yrs ago and experienced debilitating lack of hypo awareness which impacted on all aspects of  her life. She has received 2 islet cell transplants at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism (OCDEM) which houses the DRWF Human Islet Isolation Facility and has been insulin injection free for almost 3 years.

 

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The Wellness Network brings those with an interest in Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes together through the sharing of knowledge and experience.

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