DTC Administrative Team

Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

DTC Administrative Team

Jody has been working with Diabetes Training Camp for the past five years.  The DTC community has become an important part of her life and her extended family. In her role, she helps manage and plan camps year round.  Jody also recently joined the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation staff leading marketing, PR and branding. She is very passionate about growing Diabetes Training Camp and offering DTC’s unique services to more people. She is a graduate of the Syracuse University Newhouse School and worked in corporate communications, marketing and public relations at Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies for 18 years.  She recently started her own consulting business, Cook Communications Group, and specializes in integrated communications.

Jody has loved all sports since she was very young.  She excelled at team sports growing up and as an adult has mostly concentrated her efforts on running.  She has completed 2 marathons and many half marathons and is a huge fan of the runner’s high.  She also participated in the 100 mile JDRF Ride for a Cure.  She’d like to begin training and competing in sprint triathlons in the next couple of years. She and her husband, Matt and their sons Brennan and Finn, live in Margate City, NJ.

Sharon Levin

Sharon Levin

DTC Administrative Team

Sharon has been living with Type I since 1979 and continues to be amazed at not only how well she can live with the disease but seeing how many other people are thriving as well! This eye-opening exposure is entirely due to DTC. Prior to her first DTC camper experience Sharon had very little interaction with other Type I’s and couldn’t ever remember spending time with another Type I athlete. After her second camp Sharon has become a dedicated advocate and amateur educator- happily answering people’s questions about ‘what’s that on your arm (Dexcom)’ and life with Type 1 in general. She was delighted to join the DTC administration staff in 2016.

Sharon participates in whatever sports strike her interest. She’s completed multiple sprint triathlons, a few half marathons (even though she doesn’t consider herself a runner) and is now moving back to biking, especially long distance rides like the JDRF century ride on Amelia Island in the fall. In addition to that she’s an avid (and sometimes frustrated) golfer who loves to get the benefit of walking the course while playing. She counts her husband Andy as her biggest supporter and champion and loves taking long walks with him and their precious pooch Paisley.

Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith

DTC Administrative Team, Web Administrator

Sandra was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1980 at age 13 and joined us as a 1st time camper in 2014. In 34 years of living with T1D, she’d barely met or talked to another Type 1 Diabetic (maybe 2). Camp was a pivotal turning point — it totally ignited her Diabetes engines — and sparked a fiery passion to learn more, to advocate and connect people living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Before camp, she was a “recreationist” but never considered herself an “athlete”. Now, she’s a dedicated runner and cycler with some “thons” under her belt — half marathons, triathlons, duathlons, and a 75mile “Team DTC” JDRF ride… always a “next” race to train for.

She lives in a small town in northern British Columbia where she can be downhill skiing 40 minutes after crawling out of bed, and still make it to the office before anyone has noticed. She works in web & graphic design and has become our DTC Web Girl — helping us use online tools to do our thing. If we can serve you better with a web-based tool, she’ll try to hook it up. She is responsible for the DTC website, webinar tools, scheduling widgets, online fundraising, contact database, and tech support for the cycling team. You’ll see her shooting photos in an ongoing attempt to capture the MAGIC of Diabetes Training Camp so we can share it with others. She is honoured (with a Canadian “u”) and humbled to be part of such an inspiring and kickass camp of diabadasses!

Lauri Veneziale

Lauri Veneziale

DTC Administrative Team

Lauri has had T1 diabetes for over 30 years. Throughout her life she struggled to fully embrace the disease. Her awakening occurred when she finally realized that she achieved greater diabetes control and peace of mind when she used exercise as a tool. Never considering herself an athlete, she set a goal to exercise daily. Since this time, she has shed 50 pounds, completed her first sprint triathlon in September of 2011 and is currently becoming certified to teach Pilates. She has a BS in Sociology from Chestnut Hill College and currently works at home, raising her children, ages 6 & 5. Lauri lives outside of Philadelphia. She has gone from someone who hid her diabetes from everyone to being passionate about sharing her diabetes journey with anyone who will listen!

Devon Ambler

Devon Ambler

DTC Administrative Team

Devon is thrilled to be a part of the DTC team for a third consecutive year. She began as the camp’s first mental skills intern and is transitioned into an administrative role. Devon has a master’s degree in sport and performance psychology and is currently pursuing a second master’s in public health, focusing on healthy lifestyle promotion. She is passionate about running – she has completed many 10ks and half marathons – and has recently found a new niche in fitness kickboxing. Devon reigns from Fort Collins, CO, and loves the Colorado lifestyle.

Anthony DiPalma

Anthony DiPalma

DTC Administrative Team

Super alumni Anthony DiPalma. This will be Anthony’s 6th DTC. Anthony, a type 1 diabetic for 8 years, lives in Fairfax Virginia where he works as a life coach with a specialty in diabetes lifestyle management. Anthony is also a Medtronic Ambassador and speaks at ADA and JDRF events in the Virginia Maryland and DC area. Anthony works hard but he also plays hard. Anthony plays and referees in both semi-pro league rugby and amateur union rugby. As if rugby is not enough Anthony is currently training for a Highland Games competition in September. You know big guys in kilts throwing heavy things like telephone poles. All that aside Anthony’s real passion is people.

Coaching & education for all levels of exercisers and athletes with diabetes.

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