Leadership – Diabetes Education & Camping Association

DECA Leadership


Bill Vierbuchen, Chair

  • Executive Director, Camp Nejeda Foundation
  • Stillwater, New Jersey, USA

Paul Madden, M.Ed., Vice-Chair

  • Principal, Madden Diabetes & Wellness LLC
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Derek Rowley, MBA, Treasurer

  • VP Operations, Form Health
  • San Francisco, California, USA

Jenna White, BS, Secretary

  • Executive Director,¬†Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, FAADE

  • Certified diabetes care and education specialist
  • Kamas, Utah, USA

Debbie Jones, RN, CDE

  • King Edward VII Memorial Hospital
  • Diabetes Centre and Coordinator of Clinical Trials
  • Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

Deborah "Deb" Ruppert

  • Principal Consultant, Ruppert Health Strategies
  • Canyon Country, California, USA

John Allton

  • Attorney, Law Partner – Retired
  • Norwalk, Ohio, USA

Katie Doyle

  • AVP, Corporate Partnerships, JDRF
  • Naperville, Illinois, USA

Kat Shreve

  • Associate Executive Director, Camp Kudzu
  • Atlanta, Georgia

Kyle Jacques Rose, MA

  • Vice President, Intl. Diabetes Federation
  • Aix-les-Bains, France

Michelle Foster, M.Ed.

  • Territory Director East – Youth and Family Initiatives, American Diabetes Association
  • Arlington, Virginia, USA

R. Daniel Pollom, MD

  • Medical Director, IQVIA
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Phyllis Kaplan

  • Senior Manager Community Development and Engagement/Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)
  • Volunteer Medtronic Diabetes Brand Ambassador
  • Camp Nejeda Alumna
  • Boston, MA


Terry Ackley, MA

  • Executive Director
  • Fort Myers, FL, USA

Gina Nieto

  • Administrative Specialist
  • Naples, FL, USA