About DECA – Diabetes Education & Camping Association

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
Executive Director, Camp Nejeda
Paul Madden, M.Ed., Vice-Chair
Principal, Madden Diabetes & Wellness, LLC
Derek Rowley, MBA, Treasurer
VP Operations, Form Health
Jenna White, BS, Secretary
Executive Director, Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana
Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, FAADE
Certified diabetes care and education specialist
Debbie Jones, RN, CDE
King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Coordinator, Diabetes Centre and Coordinator of Clinical Trials
Deborah “Deb” Ruppert
Principal Consultant, Ruppert Health Strategies
John Allton
Attorney, Law Partner — Retired
Katie Doyle
AVP, Corporate Partnerships, JDRF
Kat Shreve

Associate Executive Director, Camp Kudzu

Kyle Jacques Rose, MA
Vice President, Intl. Diabetes Federation
Michelle Foster, M.Ed.
Territory Director East – Youth and Family Initiatives, American Diabetes Association
R. Daniel Pollom, MD
Medical Director, IQVIA
Phyllis Kaplan
Senior Manager Community Development and Engagement/Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)

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

Gina Nieto

Administrative Specialist