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Sheila A. Harmon

Board Member

Mrs. Sheila A. Harmon has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years and a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 10 years. She is an Advanced Practice Nurse- Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is currently the Director of Provider Practice at University of Illinois Mile Square Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhoods Health Partnerships (OCEAN-HP) School Based Health Centers. She was a Regional Operations Manager for Access Community Health Network for 6 years and continues her partnership with Access as a Diabetes Consultant/Educator. She worked at the University of Chicago Medical Center for 10 years in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism as a Nurse Manager, Diabetes Research Nurse and Diabetes Educator. She is currently a Community Board Member for the Chicago Chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and a media relations spokesperson for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Mrs. Harmon received her Bachelor’s (BSN) degree in Nursing from Chicago State University in 1988, and her Master’s (MSN) in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in 2007 and as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in 2013 from Governor’s State University. Mrs. Harmon travels throughout the city of Chicago and other cites in the United States providing Diabetes Education to help EMPOWER people with the knowledge to know how to Prevent, Control and Slow the progression of the disease.

Her motto is:  “Take Control of Diabetes, Before It Takes Control of You-You are EMPOWERED.”

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