Diabetes Training Camp

Coaching and education for all levels of exercisers and AThletes with diabetes.

Learn. Train. Connect.

 Diabetes Training Camp is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit.  Our mission is to inspire, motivate and educate by delivering unique and customized programs and coaching that empower the community of people with diabetes to thrive.

Support Through Scholarship

Please take a couple of minutes and watch this video highlighting some of our scholarship recipients and listen to what they have to say about their experiences at Camp.

Contributions and donations to Diabetes Training Camp are used to deliver unique, life-changing programs and to fund scholarships and financial aid to help teens and adults with diabetes attend camp.
Since 2016, Diabetes Training Camp has offered over $450,000 in scholarships and aid to camp

Foundation Board

Meet Diabetes Training Camp’s Board of Directors and Staff:

President and CEO
President and CEO
Matthew Corcoran, MD

Dr. Matthew Corcoran is Founder and President of Diabetes Training Camp Foundation, a unique clinical resource entirely devoted to providing general fitness and multi-sport camps and services for teens and adults with diabetes. The mission of the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation is to inspire, motivate and educate by delivering unique and customized programs and coaching that empower the community of people with diabetes to thrive.

Dr. Corcoran earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine before moving to the University of Chicago Hospitals and completing his internship and residency in internal medicine and fellowship in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. Dr. Corcoran is board certified in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism and currently serves as Medical Director for Shore Physicians Group diabetes and endocrinology practice in South Jersey.

Corcoran’s commitment to improving the lives of those with diabetes extends to his work as a member of the Board of Directors for both the South Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Diabetes Training Camp Foundation.

Dr. Corcoran is recognized nationally and internationally in diabetes, exercise and sports and speaks nationally on the topic. Corcoran has worked extensively with recreational and endurance athletes with diabetes and has consulted with high school, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes with Type 1 diabetes. He was recently honored for his work as a physician and educator by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as one of twelve diabetes “Game Changers” in their 2016 People to Know edition of their Diabetes Forecast publication.

Additional experience in national leadership roles includes his role on the faculty of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) PEAK program that is committed to educating healthcare providers and patients regarding the management of diabetes and exercise. Corcoran also serves on the research and writing group for the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Scientific Statement on Diabetes and Exercise in the Active Individual and was a member of the research and writing committee for the National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) Position Statement: Management of the Athlete with Type 1 diabetes Mellitus. He is also a member of the ADA Council on Exercise.

Throughout his career, Dr. Corcoran has worked with persons with diabetes in reaching their fitness and athletic goals. His clinical experience has made him keenly aware of the needs of those with diabetes when it comes to counsel on diabetes, exercise and sports. Dr. Corcoran has taken that experience and applied it in his daily practice, as well as in his previous consulting roles with amateur, collegiate and Olympic athletes with diabetes and his work as an adjunct faculty member with the world-renowned Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas.

An athlete himself, Dr. Corcoran is a gifted speaker and teacher committed to advocacy for people with diabetes. He and his wife Jody and their sons Brennan and Finn currently call Margate City, New Jersey, home and love spending time together being active outdoors

“I have been privileged through my work with the Diabetes Training Camp to meet an amazing array of inspirational people with diabetes who challenge it on a daily basis. By bringing medicine and exercise science together, we can make it easier for everyone with diabetes to stay on top of their game.”

Medical Director, Shore Physicians Group Endocrinology
Operations and Marketing
Operations and Marketing
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran manages and plans Diabetes Training Camps year round as well as leads operations, marketing, PR and branding for Diabetes Training Camp Foundation and its services. She is very passionate about growing Diabetes Training Camp and offering DTC’s unique life-changing services to more people.

She is a graduate of Syracuse University Newhouse School and worked in corporate communications, marketing and public relations for 18 years at Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies including The Rite Aid Corporation, The Hershey Company and Pfizer. Her corporate roles included public relations, brand communications and corporate communications. Jody has expertise in strategic communications, integrated marketing communications, strategic product launches, promotion and brand publicity, celebrity partnerships and implementation of charitable and corporate social responsibility programs. She has worked on many award winning brand launches and promotional programs including for the Advil®, Hershey, Chapstick® and Centrum® brands. Jody is thrilled to have joined Matt and the DTC team to concentrate her talents on growing and spreading the word about Diabetes Training Camp Foundation.

Operations Administration
Operations Administration
Sharon Levin

Sharon Levin has been living with Type 1 diabetes since 1979. She is continually amazed by how well she and others can live and thrive with T1D. This eye-opening exposure is entirely due to Diabetes Training Camp (DTC). Prior to DTC, Sharon had very little interaction with others with T1D, especially athletes. Having participated in sports in a ‘diabetes bubble,’ it was life changing to meet others at DTC with similar experiences with T1D.

Sharon spent many years at AT&T in systems and project management, human resources, corporate communication and change management. She has also worked for many charitable causes including fundraising and volunteer coordination. Over the years, Sharon increased her focus on exercise as part of her T1D management—training and participating in century bike rides, sprint triathlons and half marathons. Her success with these activities (as well as casual and competitive golf) can all be attributed to her time at DTC which taught her that there really are no limits. She was delighted to join the DTC administration staff in 2016. Sharon works year-round at DTC on the planning and execution of camps with special focus on program management, camper and staff support, logistics and communications. Sharon is also the Secretary for Diabetes Training Camp Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Ann O’Connor
Ann O’Connor

President, InTrek Coaching and Consulting

Ann O’Connor is Founder and President of InTrek, Inc. Coaching & Consulting, where she serves as an executive coach, coach supervisor and facilitator. Ann’s work with leaders focuses on emotional intelligence, communication skills, global collaborations, balancing relationships with business results, and navigating complex professional roles. She also facilitates group programs
utilizing Appreciative Inquiry as a positive approach to leadership, organizational change, and strategic innovation and alignment.

Over the course of her 25 years in leadership roles in the healthcare industry and 16 years of leadership development coaching, Ann has worked, collaborated, and coached individuals and teams in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, financial consulting, law, and non-profits. Previous roles have included VP of Strategic Business Units, Sales Executive, and National Accounts and Sales Development Manager.

Ann holds a Master’s in Organization Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University. Ann earned certification as an Executive Coach from the Hudson Institute of Coaching, where she is also on faculty as an External Mentor Coach and Certification in Coaching Supervision from the Coaching Supervision Academy, Ltd. She is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. Ann is an avid cyclist and loves spending time with her family and friends on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.

Thomas E. Reynolds
Thomas E. Reynolds
Principal, CRA Financial LLC

Thomas E. Reynolds is a 1987 graduate of Villanova University School of Business. (B.S. Accounting). He is a practicing CPA and former equity partner in the southern New Jersey regional public accounting firm of Capaldi Reynolds & Pelosi, P.A. He is also Co-Founder and currently Co-Managing Principal of CRA Financial LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Both businesses are located at 332 Tilton Road, in Northfield, New Jersey.

Mr. Reynolds is also a real estate operator and developer. He currently serves in the capacity of Chairman, Board of Trustees, Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, New Jersey. In addition, he serves as Treasurer of the Matthew Szczur Foundation, as well as current Treasurer of Diabetes Training Camp Foundation. He is past founding board member of The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and past treasurer of Gilda’s Club South Jersey. Mr. Reynolds resides in Margate N.J. with his wife Paula, son Tomas and daughter Sofia. His personal interests include cats, Villanova Basketball, Peloton training, gardening, project design and travel.

Cynthia Hallenback
Cynthia Hallenback
Chief Financial Officer, Alercyn, Inc.

Cynthia is the mother of passionate DTC camper Alexandra who has been a Type 1 diabetic for over 30 years having been diagnosed when she was 20 months old. Cynthia also has deep non-profit experience as a volunteer, in program development, as a chief financial officer and as a board member of numerous organizations. With this she brings her expertise to DTC to further the mission that has had a tremendously positive impact on her daughter.

Cynthia is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Alercyn, Inc., a private consulting firm that she founded in 2010, where her most significant engagement was as the acting chief financial officer of the Conservation Law Foundation from June 2018 through December 2019. Prior to this, she served as the interim chief financial officer for Facing History and Ourselves from November 2017 until June 2018. Ms. Hallenbeck also served as the chief financial officer of the Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. from 2014 to 2016. Throughout her career, she has served in varying leadership roles including serving as the chief financial officer of Citigroup, Inc.’s corporate treasury department from 2002 to 2005 and has held other significant positions including chief operating officer of global legal support from 2007 to 2008. Prior to her service with Citigroup, Ms. Hallenbeck spent over 14 years at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in a variety of finance, treasury and accounting roles including treasurer of its global futures business and chief financial officer of its securities financing group.

Cynthia is also currently on the boards of Medallion Financial, Inc. and the Wellspring Foundation and on the audit committee of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). She has an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School and received her BA in economics from Smith College.

Pediatric Endocrinologist
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Kimber Simmons, MD, MS

Kimber is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist at the Barbara Davis Center in Aurora, Colorado. Prior to medical training, her educational focus was learning how nutrition and activity affect how the body works, and she completed a Master of Science in exercise physiology where she studied the effect of diet and exercise training on cardiovascular and blood vessel health.

As a former collegiate athlete and person living with Type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and overall recreation enthusiast, she has a passion for helping her patients achieve their fitness and athletic goals and has become a local expert on exercise and diabetes. She is a strong patient advocate and is frequently asked to provide education to other medical professionals both locally and internationally. She loves helping her patients work through the complex challenges that T1D introduces in their lives, but she ultimately hopes for a T1D prevention and cure! Therefore, she is actively engaged in research to screen children for T1D before they get sick and to better understand why people get diabetes. As part of the Barbara Davis Center Prevention Team, she leads clinical trials that aim to prevent T1D or help people make insulin for longer.

She wakes up early to exercise because she believes that getting her heart pumping is key for her mental health among the chaos of everyday life. She is a coffee aficionado and has perfected the art of pour over coffee and lattes. She loves hiking and exploring the world with her husband and two children and looks forward to summiting as many Colorado 14ners as possible with her family!

Assistant Prof. of Pediatrics, University of Colorado

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