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

Rocky Wilson, PhD, Chair
Camp Conrad Chinnock, Executive and Camp Director
Bill Vierbuchen
Executive Director, Camp Nejeda in Stillwater, New Jersey
Alex Allen, Treasurer
Camp Kudzu, Retired Executive Director/Founder; D-Mom to an adult son and daughter with T1D, both diagnosed as children
Carla CoxPhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, Secretary
Providence Medical Group, Certified Diabetes Educator

Board Members

John Allton
Attorney, Retired
Bryan Avery
Red Stitch Creative, President
Katie Doyle
JDRF, National Director, lives with T1D
Carolyn GershensonRN, MSN, MPH, CDE
NY Pediatric Diabetes and Insulin Pump Consultants, Diabetes Educator; D-Mom to adult son with T1D
Debbie JonesRN, CDE
Bermuda Diabetes Association, Chairman
John Latimer

Camp Seale Harris, Camp and Community Programs Director, lives with T1D

Kelly MuellerMS
American Diabetes Association, Managing Director of Youth, Young Adult & Family Initiatives
Deborah Ruppert
Ruppert Health Strategies, Principal consultant

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; D-Dad to a daughter with T1D

Gina Nieto
Administrative Specialist, ginaln@diabetescamps.org