SSEP:  A Nonprofit Corporation
Offering Quality Diabetes and Reproductive Health Education
Featuring SSEP Education Materials & Services for health professionals

 SSEP SPONSORING PARTNERS 
SSEP's sponsoring partners include Animas, LifeScan, Hoag Community Benefits Program on behalf of the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center, LifeScan, Medtronic Diabetes, March of Dimes - California Chapter, Professional Education Center, MiniPharmacy, Novo Nordisk and Abbott Nutrition.

 SSEP ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS
The SSEP Advisory Council Members are experts in the field of diabetes and reproductive health on implementing
​the Sweet Success Model in a variety of health care settings.
The members are committed to improving the standards of care for women with  diabetes related to pregnan
cy.

Member/Director

 Cynthia (Cindy) Parke, RNC, CNM, MSN 
  President CA
  Gladys (Sandy) Ramos, MD
  Vice-President CA
  Julie B. Daley, RN, MS, CDE
  Co-Secretary  RI
  Tina Jones, MS, RD, CDE
  Co-Secretary OR
  M. Joann Henry, RNC, MSHS  
  Treasurer CA
  Liz Miller, RN, BSN, MS, CDEC
  Member/Director TX
  Kathy O'Connell, MN, RN 
  Member/Director WA
  Ramona (Mona) Patterson, BSN, RN, CBC 
  Member/Director AZ
  Geetha Rao, MS, RD, CDE
  Member/Director CA


SSEP 2016-2018 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The SSEP Board of Directors volunteers their time to governing the activities of SSEP so that the purpose is met.
The purpose of SSEP is to provide diabetes and pregnancy related preventative education services across the nation.

  Kristi Anderson, MD
  Shiprock, NM
   Lisa Bollman, RNC, MSN, CPHQ
  Anaheim, CA
  Jenny Chee, Certified Lactation Consultant  Chinle, AZ
  Julie Daley, RN, MSN, CDE  Providence, RI
  Margarita Enriquez, RN, BSN, PHN, CDE  Bellflower, CA
  Richard Fox, Business Sector  Los Angeles, CA
  M. Joann Henry, RNC, MSH  Fountain Valley, CA
  Teri Hernandez, PhD, RN  Denver, CO
  Maribeth Inturrisi, RN, MS, CNS, CDE  San Francisco, CA
   Tina Jones, MS, RD, CDE     Jacksonville, OR
  Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, CDE, BC-ADM, CDTC  Burlingame, CA
  Elaine Miller-Karas, MSW, LCSW  Clairmont, CA
  Siri Kjos, MD  Las Vegas, NV
  Liz Miller, RN, BSN, MSN, CDE  Webster, YX
  Katherine O'Collell, MN, RN  Seattle, WA
  Cindy Parke, BSN, CNM, MSN  Chico, CA
  Ramona Patterson, RN, BSN, CBC  Winslow, AZ
  Joan Perez, MBA, BSN, CDE  Riverside, CA
  Gladys (Sandy) Ramos, MD  San Diego, CA
  Geetha Rao, MS, RD, CDE  Stanford, CA
  Doris Roberts, RN, BSN, PHN  Fountain Valley, CA
  David Sacks, MD  Pasadena, CA
  Sandy Sinnes, RN. BSN, CDE  Seattle, WA
  Alyce Thomas, RD
  Patterson, NJ
 Shelley Thorkelson, MSN, RN, CNM, CDE
  Shiprock, NM 
​  Christina Inteso, Pharm. D     
  Indianapolis, IN 


Please see our products page for information about updated Self-Study Modules 
(Approved by CDR for 40 CPEUs for RDs/DTRs).

About SSEP


SSEP is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation formed to promote diabetes and pregnancy guidelines through education. The guidelines are based on the highly successful Sweet Success Model of Care. The SSEP Board of Directors oversees the management of assets to ensure that the purpose of SSEP is carried out. The Advisory Council Members, comprised of experts in the fields of nursing, nutrition, social work and medicine, provide  the knowledge and expertise to maintain the quality of the professional education materials developed and services provided.

The California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) developed and implemented the Sweet Success model of care, and has over twenty years of proven positive outcomes. The program is unique in its guidelines and approach to care. It meets standards of care promoted by the American Diabetes Association and works collaboratively with other publicly funded programs including the California Department of Health Services' Diabetes Control Program and the Diabetes Coalition of California in maintaining management accuracy and program quality.

SSEP, in collaboration with other organizations with missions that parallel ours, is dedicated to improving the care of women with diabetes prior to and during pregnancy. Based on a program that has over thirty years of positive outcomes, this model of care provides guidelines with an organized plan and an effective approach to care. It meets the recommendations promoted by the American Diabetes Association and other publicly funded programs such as the Diabetes Control Program and the Diabetes Coalition of California.

Who our clients are
SSEP clients are professionals in nursing, social work, nutrition and medicine. They come from health care maintenance organizations, hospitals and clinics. They are people and organizations that want to provide quality care in a cost effective way with a program that has a proven track record. 

What we do
SSEP promotes the Sweet Success Model of Care by making it available and accessible to diabetes and pregnancy programs nationwide. This model of care remains the leading authority in diabetes and pregnancy guidelines and has been successfully implemented in various settings including managed care, primary care, clinics, offices, medical centers and hospitals at all levels of care in numerous states, and at Indian Health Service facilities.

SSEP also supports the work of the CDAPP and Sweet Success Express by developing education materials, assisting in conference development and providing support services for health care providers nationwide.