As Program Associate, Dianna provides direct support to the Elgin Program in the areas of community engagement, communications, grant administration, and office management. Dianna also provides high-level administrative support for the Program Team and supports our Rapid Response grantmaking program.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Dianna worked as the Community Outreach Liaison for Greater Elgin Family Care Center. During her five years there, she developed and strengthened partnerships with Elgin’s nonprofit organizations. Dianna graduated from UIC with a Masters in Public Health in 2010, and has over 10 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in the areas of HIV prevention and education, women’s empowerment, and health care. Her background in public health informs her world view and the way she approaches her role in the community.
Dianna is passionate about helping community members find their voice and empowering individuals in to play an active role in creating the community they want to live in.