Lori Berard is currently the Nurse Manager at the WRHA Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg Diabetes Research Group, the Diabetes Educator Nurse Clinician at the Wellness Institute Diabetes Wellness Program at the Seven Oaks General Hospital of the WRHA and is a previous Faculty Member of the University of Manitoba Department of Medicine Section of Endocrinology. She has 29 years of experience in the area of diabetes and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. She is actively involved in many research and educational initiatives with numerous presentations and publications.
Lori has been a professional member and major volunteer of the Canadian Diabetes Association for over 25 years. She is the Past Chair of the Diabetes Educator Section; Member of the Steering and Executive Committees for the CDA Clinical Practice Guidelines since 2005 as well as a Chapter Author: Member of the Executive Committee for the Dissemination and Implementation Committee 2013 acting also as the Lead for Self-Management Education Theme: Member National Research Council.
In 2009, she was honored with the Diabetes Educator of the Year Award from the CDA; in 2014 she was the Canadian Diabetes Association Charles H Best Award Recipient and in 2015 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Diabetes Educator Section of the CDA. In 2016, she received the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board Award of Excellence and Dedication as well as being recognized by the Worldwide Leaders in Health Care for demonstrated leadership and achievement in the field of nursing. Most recently the University of Manitoba medical students nominated her for 2014/2015 Manitoba Medical Student Award for her dedication to teaching specifically in Mentorship.