Mission Statement

The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) unites the worldwide diabetes camping community through leadership and education, as well as shares resources to advance programs that dramatically impact people’s lives.


 

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Bill Vierbuchen, Chair
Camp Nejeda, Executive Director,
 
Paul Madden, Vice-Chair
Madden Diabetes & Wellness, LLC, Principal
 
Alex Allen, Treasurer
Camp Kudzu, Retired Executive Director/Founder; D-Mom to an adult son and daughter with T1D, both diagnosed as children
 
Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, Secretary
Certified Diabetes Educator
 
Directors
 
Bryan Avery
Red Stitch Creative, President
 
Katie Doyle
JDRF, National Director
 
Michelle Foster, M.Ed.
American Diabetes Association, Program Director
 
Carolyn Gershenson, RN, MSN, MPH, CDE
NY Pediatric Diabetes and Insulin Pump Consultants, Diabetes Educator; D-Mom to adult son with T1D
 
Debbie Jones, RN, CDE
Bermuda Diabetes Association, Chairman
 
John Latimer

Camp Seale Harris, Camp and Community Programs Director

 
Roy Daniel Pollom
Lilly Diabetes, Senior Medical Advisor
 
Derek Rowley
Form Health, Vice President of Operations
 
Deborah Ruppert
Ruppert Health Strategies, Principal Consultant
 
Jenna White
Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana, Executive Director
 
Rocky Wilson, PhD, Chair
Camp Conrad Chinnock, Executive and Camp Director
 
 

 

Private Non-Profit Corporation

The Diabetes Education and Camping Association is recognized by the Internal Revenue  Service as a 501c3, private non-profit, charitable corporation.

For more information, please contact us at info@diabetescamps.org.


 

Diabetes Education and Camping Association

16681 McGregor Blvd, Suite 205
Fort Myers, FL 33908
239-984-3554
info@diabetescamps.org

Terry Ackley
Executive Director
terry.ackley@diabetescamps.org

Gina Nieto

Administrative Specialist