Officers

Dennis Pillion, PhD Chair

DECA Board Chairman Dennis Pillion

  • Hoover, Alabama, USA
  • University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB)
  • Southeastern Diabetes Education Services (SDES)
  • Professor of Pharmacology – UAB, Retired
  • Board of Directors – SDES

Lisa Gier, BA, Vice Chair

DECA Board Vice Chair Lisa Gier

  • Boise, Idaho, USA
  • Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs, Executive Director

Alex Allen, MBA, Treasurer

DECA Board Treasurer Alex Allen

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Camp Kudzu
  • Past Executive Director, Camp Kudzu

Carla Cox, PhD, RD, CDE, CSSD, FAADE, Secretary

DECA Board Secretary Carla Cox

  • Huson, MT, USA
  • Providence Medical Group, Endocrinology Diabetes and Nutrition Center
  • Certified Diabetes Educator

Directors

Carolyn Gershenson, RN, MSN, MPH, CDE

Carolyn Gershenson

  • New York, New York, USA
  • NY Pediatric Diabetes and Insulin Pump Consultants
  • Diabetes Clinical Specialist

Nicole Johnson, PhD

 

DECA Board Director Nicole Johnson

  • Seminole, Florida, USA
  • JDRF, National Director of Mission

Debbie Jones, RN, CDE

DECA Board Director Debbie Jones

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

Kevin Kaiserman, MD

DECA Board of Directors - Kevin Kaiserman

  • Manhattan Beach, California, USA
  • SoCal Diabetes
  • Camp Conrad Chinnock, Endocrinologist

Kelly Mueller, MS

DECA Board Director Kelly Mueller

  • Arlington, Virginia, USA
  • American Diabetes Association
    Vice President, Business Integration

Staff

Terry Ackley, MA

Terry Ackley - DECA Executive Director

  • Fort Myers, Florida, USA
  • Diabetes Education and Camping Association, 
    Executive Director