Diana Clegg Managing Director
believes in the value and transformative power of the arts to inform our understanding of one another as individuals and as part of the social and emotional fabric of our culture.
She has served on the boards of directors for a variety of Chicago-area and national nonprofit arts organizations, including as president of the board of directors for the Arts of Life (a non-profit art studio for developmentally disabled adults) and Playing Out Productions (a gay and lesbian community instrumental music organization) where she facilitated and implemented 3-year strategic plans.
Since 1993, Diana has also been a board member and singer with Artemis Singers and has produced numerous choral concerts and other performing arts events, including the 10th Sister Singers National Choral Festival in 2010.
comes to Erasing the Distance with a BS in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University, an MS in Human Services Administration from Spertus College, and 20 years experience in nonprofit management.
also has 40+ hours of crisis intervention and anti-violence advocacy training.
As Manager of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago RISE Children's Center, Diana planned and directed the center's development and expansion, establishing a city-wide reputation as a high-quality provider of specialized child sexual abuse clinical services with a program budget of close to $1 million.
More recently, Diana cofounded Third Side Consulting.
consultation and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations has focused on grant writing, policies and procedures, staff supervision and board development.
has also done significant event coordination, including multi-day conferences, professional workshops, board retreats, fundraising events, weddings and other private parties.
is very excited to bring her
organizational skills and experience to the operational management of Erasing the Distance.