As President and CEO, Diana is responsible for leading the Hydrocephalus Association (HA), fulfilling its strategic vision, implementing its core values, accomplishing its mission and executing its strategic plan. Diana manages the overall operations, staff and resources, and in partnership with the staff and Board of Directors, continually seeks to grow and develop the organization’s programs, supporters, volunteers and mission impact. Diana has been working in the public health and nonprofit sectors for more than 30 years and began her tenure with HA in November 2015.
Prior to joining HA, Diana served as the Vice President for Network Development for the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA), where she was responsible for growing network capacity and impact, as well as advancing excellence in volunteer leadership engagement, constituent service delivery, business operations and community outreach. She arrived at LFA after spending more than 11 years serving in various capacities with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Int’l (JDRF). In her final role with JDRF, Diana served as the Vice President for the West Division with oversight for 11 states and 27 business units, with overall management and fiscal responsibility for the West Division including P&L, budget management, staffing, operations and fundraising resulting in nearly $50M in revenue in her last year. Prior to her career with JDRF, Diana devoted 14 years serving in the HIV/AIDS arena. After working on the public health side of HIV/AIDS, she closed out her tenure in this field as the Executive Director of The Damien Center, the largest AIDS services organization in Indiana. Upon her departure she was honored by the Governor of Indiana with the highest civilian award, the Sagamore of the Wabash, for her distinguished service.
In December 2017, Diana was elected to the National Health Council (NHC) Board of Directors and is thrilled to be representing the Hydrocephalus Association along with 133 million Americans living with a chronic disease or disability through the work of the Council. In addition, Diana was honored to join the Board of Directors for the Rudi Schulte Research Institute in May 2019. Diana has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson University and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University.