Our Board of Directors and Leadership in February 2019 (not pictured: Kevin Kaiserma & Rocky Wilson)


Dennis Pillion, PhD, Chair

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

Rocky Wilson, PhD, Vice Chair

  • Angelus Oaks, CA, USA
  • Camp Conrad Chinnock, Executive Director
  • Diabetes Camping and Education Services
  • DECA founding member
  • Retired teacher

Alex Allen, MBA, Treasurer

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Camp Kudzu
  • Past Executive Director, Camp Kudzu
  • Mom to an adult son and daughter, both diagnosed with T1D as children

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


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


Carolyn Gershenson, RN, MSN, MPH, CDE

  • New York, New York, USA
  • NY Pediatric Diabetes and Insulin Pump Consultants
  • Diabetes Clinical Specialist
  • Mom to an adult son diagnosed with T1D as a child

Michael Hoskins, BA 

  • Metro Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Managing Editor, DiabetesMine.com
  • Volunteer at Camp Midicha in Fenton, MI
  • Former BOD member of Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana (DYFI)
  • Lives with T1D since childhood

Nicole Johnson, PhD

  • Seminole, Florida, USA
  • JDRF, National Director of Mission
  • Founder of Students with Diabetes
  • Lives with T1D since college

Debbie Jones, RN, CDE

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

Kevin Kaiserman, MD

  • Greater Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Private pediatric practice, SoCal Diabetes
  • Camp Conrad Chinnock, Medical Director and Board of Directors
  • Board of directors of ADA Los Angeles, JDRF in LA, and Riding On Insulin

John Latimer, BS

  • Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • Camp Seale Harris, Camp and Community Programming Director
  • Lives with T1D since childhood

Kelly Mueller, MS

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

Bill Vierbuchen, BS

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


Terry Ackley, MA

Terry Ackley - DECA Executive Director

  • Fort Myers, Florida, USA
  • Diabetes Education and Camping Association, 
    Executive Director
  • has a daughter living with T1D