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Diane Frankel

Diane Frankel has twenty-five years of experience in the nonprofit arena, serving as the founding director of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and as director of graduate programs in museum studies at John F. Kennedy University. As an appointee of President Clinton, she headed the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, DC. The largest Federal cultural agency, it provides funds for museums and libraries across the United States.

Upon her return to San Francisco, Ms. Frankel directed the Children, Youth and Families Program at the James Irvine Foundation. Since leaving the Foundation in 2004, she has been the Interim Director at the di Rosa Preserve, the Executive Director of the Artists’ Legacy Foundation, and has served as a consultant to arts and cultural organizations as an affiliate of Management Consultants for the Arts.

Ms. Frankel is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and received her Master of Arts in Teaching from George Washington University. She attended the Getty Museum Management Institute and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Public Policy summer program for senior government officials. Ms. Frankel has been active in volunteer activities and has served on numerous boards, including the di Rosa Preserve and the Alliance of Artists Communities. From 2003-2005, she was President of ArtTable, a non-profit organization aimed at promoting women as leaders in the visual arts field.