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
Rocky Wilson, PhD, Vice Chair
Camp Conrad Chinnock, Executive and Camp Director
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 

Carolyn GershensonRN, MSN, MPH, CDE
NY Pediatric Diabetes and Insulin Pump Consultants, Diabetes Educator; D-Mom to adult son with T1D
Michael Hoskins
Managing Editor of DiabetesMine.com, volunteer with Camp Midicha in Michigan, former BOD with Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana; lives with T1D
Nicole JohnsonPhD
JDRF, National Director Of Mission; lives with type 1 diabetes
Debbie JonesRN, CDE
Bermuda Diabetes Association, Chairman
Kevin Kaiserman, MD
SoCal Diabetes; Medical Director and BOD at Camp Conrad Chinnock in California

John Latimer
Camp and Community Programs Director, Camp Seale-Harris in Birmingham, Alabama; lives with T1D

Kelly MuellerMS
American Diabetes Association, Managing Director of Youth, Young Adult & Family Initiatives
Bill Vierbuchen
Executive Director, Camp Nejeda in Stillwater, New Jersey

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