Kamp for Kids – Kamp Staff
Director of Kamp for Kids
Jennifer Saylor, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at University of Delaware. She earned her PhD from University of Maryland in 2011. Dr. Saylor has been a faculty member in the School of Nursing since 2001 after receiving her Master Degree in Nursing, specializing as a Cardiopulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Dr. Saylor became the Kamp for Kids Director in 2008 succeeding Dr. Judy Herrman, who began Kamp in 1999. Kamp has a long history and also serves as a service learning course for University of Delaware nursing students. Her area of research focuses on young adults with Type 1 diabetes and self-management on college campus.
Erika Ramaeckers is an undergraduate student in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware. She was a former student counselor during the 2016 camp season and now educates current student counselors on diabetes management and its applications at Kamp for Kids. She has had type one diabetes since 2013 and plans on specializing in diabetes education upon graduating from the university in 2018.
Kimberly Shoe, CPNP, CDE, is a pediatric nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator who has worked in the Endocrine department at A. I. duPont Hospital for Children since Sept 2004. I’m a certified insulin pump trainer and have worked closely with new diabetes technology through the years. I medically organize and educate nursing students for a diabetes day camp for kids with type 1 diabetes held at University of Delaware annually. I now work closely with psychology to better manage this family-centered disease through a collaborative diabetes/psychology clinic and evening group sessions. I’ve had type 1 diabetes since 1986 and have a wealth of experience growing up with the disease that includes a passion for diabetes camps.
Marcy K. DeEmedio, CPNP, CDE, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator at the duPont Hospital for Children in the Department of Endocrinology. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Inc. and National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators.
Dora Eyong MSN, RN, PMH-BC, is a nursing instructor at Delaware Technical Community College. Her background is in Critical care and in Psychiatric Mental Health nursing. She has been a nurse at the annual diabetes camp at University of Delaware since 2009. “I love camp nursing. I find working at the diabetes camp a very exciting and rewarding experience. Having a child with Type 1 diabetes has helped me to be very empathetic toward parents who have children with diabetes. Flexibility, critical thinking and problem solving skills enable me to perform well as a camp nurse”. She enjoys informing patients with Type 1 diabetes and their parents about the various services available to them. She states, “Every encounter with a child with diabetes or a parent of a child with diabetes is an opportunity to educate them on what I have learnt over the years. There is so much support and research available for Type 1 diabetes that is very important for parents to know. I never want parents to feel like they are all alone. That’s one of the reasons why coming to a diabetes camp is very important.”
Her nursing experience includes working in critical care for 10 years, psychiatric nursing, working as an adjunct nursing instructor and currently as a nursing instructor. She is fluent in English, French and Russian. Dora earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Delaware State University and her Masters Degree in Nursing from Wesley College.