Dianne is a native New Englander who appreciates the constant transformations of the seasons and the challenges and joys those provide. She brings this orientation into her work, honoring and shepherding the changes in organizations and supporting people of all ages in their growth and development. A lifelong learner and coach/mentor by nature, Dianne is a technologist/educator by career, blending transformational improvement into everything she does. Although she revels in the seasonal changes in the Boston area, she has lived and worked in Silicon Valley and has many ties to that area, both professionally and personally. Dianne is married to a great guy and together they have two other great guys who are all working on making the world a better place, in their own ways. Dianne holds a BBA in Accounting, an MS in Computer Information Systems, an MS in Education, is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner, and holds several other technical and teaching certifications.
Dianne has a varied and rich background. With initial education and experience in business and accounting, she quickly gravitated toward working with technology which allowed her to utilize her more creative, challenge-based orientation. After close to a decade in various roles in technology, she was an educational leader for nearly two decades. In the last few years, she has returned back to the technology space. Currently, she is a project manager at a cybersecurity consulting firm in the Boston area and is on the leadership team of Silicon Valley Project Management. She continues to support educational transformation initiatives nationwide, especially those focused on project- and nature-based learning in which the children are truly the focus. She is also involved in initiatives to raise awareness of ethics, security, and privacy in the digital space. She is grateful to have found the Agile mindset and Scrum/lean frameworks, which, in her words, "add some degree of mindfulness to the process of continual change and improvement".