Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors


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Lowell Schmeltz,, MD

Dr. Schmeltz is the founder and director of Diabetes SoluT1ons. He is a partner at Associated Endocrinologists (a division of Michigan Healthcare Professionals) and an Associate Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He specializes in intensive diabetes management and his computer science background gives him a deep understanding of evolving diabetes technologies. He has been the Chairman of Camp Midicha, (the diabetes camp for kids in Michigan), for the past 10+ years and is currently serving as President of the Michigan chapter of the American Diabetes Association and is a member of the National ADA Youth Strategies Committee.

Originally from Pittsburgh and the son of an endocrinologist, Dr. Schmeltz has been around diabetes his entire life. He has been a supervising endocrinologist for the past 12 years at diabetes camps, but his personal connection to Type 1 diabetes deepened when his niece was diagnosed 3 years ago. His passion for helping those with Type 1 diabetes is palpable to all around him and lead him to create Diabetes SoluT1ions in 2018.

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Mark Walsh

Mark Walsh was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 8 and grew up with his older brother who also had Type 1 diabetes. He has a background in wireless software development and 18 years’ experience in the insulin delivery space. He has played an integral role in diabetes camps for the past 15 years, using his position in industry implementing both diabetes camps and family retreats. Mark knows first-hand the value of having a support network while managing a chronic diagnosis like T1D.

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Michael Wood,, MD

Dr. Wood has had a distinguished career as a pediatric endocrinologist, spending nearly 20 years as Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism at DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan followed by a six-year stint as the Clinical Director of the Diabetes program at Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan. He has also volunteered for more than 20 years as a Medical Director at Camp Midicha, the American Diabetes Association summer camp.

Dr. Wood is well known around the country as an expert in his field, bringing to the state of Michigan the first outpatient program for newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetics and being involved in clinical trials for Type 1 diabetes technology.

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Janine Lee,, PharmD

Janine Lee was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1990, at the age of 8. She attended Camp Midicha as a camper for six years, and was reintroduced to the camp by a college classmate in 2006. She has worked on the Camp Midicha Medical Staff for the past 13 summers and has served on the Camp Planning Committee for 10 years. She views her camp colleagues as her second family and cannot imagine navigating the daily challenges of diabetes without their support. Janine works as a pharmacist at the University of Michigan Health System.

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Howard (J.P.) Parmentier

Howard (J.P.) Parmentier has had Type 1 diabetes for over 40 years. He attended Camp Midicha for six years when it was held in Columbiaville, Michigan. He returned to camp in 2000 as a diabetic partner, then medical staff, and was the director from 2009-2015. J.P. works as the Superintendent of Manistique Area Schools. He enjoys working with his diabetic students to help educate them how to be successful in an educational setting.