VCDPE Faculty and Staff

VCDPE Faculty and Staff

J. Terry Saunders, PhD

J. Terry Saunders, PhD is Director of the Virginia Center for Diabetes Professional Education and Assistant Professor of Medical Education in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His doctoral degree is in community and clinical psychology from Yale University. He has taught in the psychology departments of the University of British Columbia and the University of Virginia. He has been at the UVA Diabetes Center since 1984 and has directed the professional education programs of the Center for the past 25 years.

Joyce Green-Pastors, MS

Joyce Green Pastors, RD, MS, CDE is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Assistant Professor of Medical Education in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She received her B.S. degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University, completed a dietetic internship at the University of Arkansas Medical Center, and received her M.S. degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri. She has been at the UVA Diabetes Center since 1982 and has worked in the area of diabetes for over 35 years.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is the Center's Program Support Technician. She handles general inquiries about the Center, registration for educational programs, purchasing, billing, and travel arrangements.