GIA Welcomes Diane Sanchez to the Board of Directors

(6-8-10) At last week's GIA Board of Directors meeting in Louisville, Diane Sanchez - Director of Grantmaking & Donor Services at the East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland - was elected to fill the vacancy left by the departure of John Killacky. Here is Diane's bio:

Diane Sanchez is responsible for the Foundation’s grantmaking activities and programs as well as grantmaking services to the Foundation’s donors. A veteran Program Officer and a former member of the Board of Directors at the East Bay Community Foundation, Diane Sanchez had a consulting practice in organizational development for 14 years before coming to the Foundation in 2000.

Her clients included a wide variety of corporations and community-based organizations and much of her work focused on strategic change management as well as race and gender issues. She has also held senior management positions with J. Walter Thompson, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, and Bedford Properties.

Throughout her career, she has been active in the community, serving on the boards of La Raza Graphics, The Spanish Speaking Unity Council, The City of Oakland Civil Service Commission, Goodwill Industries of the East Bay, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.