Meet Gene Kunde, new CEO of Diabetes Hands Foundation


Gene Kunde joined Diabetes Hands Foundation (parent of TuDiabetes) as CEO in December of 2015, after an extensive search by our Board of Directors, and we are thrilled to have him!! Already, Gene is making a strong showing at the helm of this important organization, as his extensive leadership experience, strong management background and enthusiasm for the crucial work we do come together to launch us into 2016.

“I consider it an honor to become the CEO of Diabetes Hands Foundation,” said Kunde. “Diabetes Hands Foundation has a powerful mission, serving as an important resource for those living with diabetes and their loved ones. I wanted to be part of an organization that aids and empowers individuals and I am energized by this opportunity to realize that ambition by contributing to the growth and impact of Diabetes Hands Foundation.”

Kunde brings to Diabetes Hands Foundation nearly thirty years of executive leadership experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. He is the former CEO of Birkenstock USA, LP and of Sanita Clogs, Inc. Before that he was the COO of Epson America, Inc. He is also the former COO of Strive for College.

“We are excited to have someone with Gene’s record of business success lead the organization onto what we believe will be a period of significant expansion of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s reach,” said Dennis Urbaniak, Board Chair of Diabetes Hands Foundation. Gene is uniquely suited as one who can inspire with a clear and creative vision, while also possessing a business acumen that will advance the business strategically.”

Meet Gene and learn how he sees the next year for Diabetes Hands Foundation and TuDiabetes!

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