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.

Executive Committee

Dennis PillionPhD, Chair
University Alabama Birmingham, Retired Faculty
Lisa Gier, Vice Chair
Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs, Executive Director
Alex Allen, Treasurer
Camp Kudzu, Retired Executive Director/Founder

Board Members

Carla CoxPhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, Director
Providence Medical Group, Diabetes Educator
Nicole JohnsonPhD, Director
JDRF, National Director Of Mission
Carolyn GershensonRN, MSN, MPH, CDE, Director
NY Pediatric Diabetes and Insulin Pump Consultants, Diabetes Educator
Debbie JonesRN, CDE, Director
Bermuda Diabetes Association, Chairman
Kevin KaisermanMD, Director
SoCal Diabetes, Endocrinologist
Kelly MuellerMS, Director
American Diabetes Association, Managing Director of Youth, Young Adult & Family Initiatives

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

Terry Ackley
Executive Director