NCRPA Program Coordinator

Diquan joined NCRPA in 2016 and is originally from Absecon, New Jersey - a small town located in Southern New Jersey. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2015 with an undergraduate degree in Sport Management. More recently, Diquan graduated with his Masters of Science degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. Prior to joining the staff at NCRPA, he worked various part-time jobs with municipalities in the triangle.

Diquan resides in Durham, NC and enjoys playing and watching sports, hiking, the great outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. 


Have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the content on this website? Email Diquan.

About Us

The North Carolina Recreation and Park Association's Wellness Initiative's mission is to empower parks and recreation agencies in North Carolina to create healthy communities through the development of programs, policies, and infrastructure that support healthy eating and physical activity. 

The North Carolina Recreation and Park Wellness Initiative is a partnership between the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, and North Carolina State University.


History of the NCRPA Wellness Initiative


With funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, the wellness initiative pairs a parks, recreation, tourism management masters student at North Carolina State University with the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association to assist with providing wellness support to recreation and park agencies throughout North Carolina.  Each wellness graduate assistant works alongside with NCRPA throughout their two-year tenure at NC State.


Special thanks to past wellness graduate assistants Erin Crouse and Colleen Dougherty who built the groundwork and concept of the NCRPA Wellness Toolkit. 



Wellness Bulletin Archive





Interested in the wellness initiative funding, have press questions, or interested in being a future wellness graduate assistant? Contact Matt Carusona at 


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