Operations & Grants Manager
Diana Osborne graduated with honors from the State University of New York Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. Diana is currently expanding her education with an Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University along with a Nonprofit Management Certificate Program through Our Lady of the Lake University School of Business and Leadership. While in New York, she worked in television both on screen as a reporter and off screen as a production assistant for “7 News” WWNY-TV, broadcast on CBS. Diana also worked in radio as on-air talent under the tutelage of “Wes Shockley” with WBLH-Radio. In 2012, Diana moved to San Antonio and fell in love with Musical Bridges Around the World’s mission and has been with the organization ever since. When Diana joined the team, she was the second full time staff member, working alongside Founder, Artistic Director & CEO, Anya Grokhovski. The team has since expanded to a full time staff of 6 with more than 50 contractors each season. As Office and Grants Manager, Diana provides administrative and organizational support to include invoicing and accounts payable; maintaining records and producing reports; managing MBAW’s portfolio of grants to include overseeing writing and reporting; researching, managing and implementing new employee benefit programs; program coordination; booking and coordinating travel; handling contracts with artists and vendors; and managing annual audit process and accounting alongside Board Treasurer and CEO and communications. With over 15 years of experience as a pianist, in addition to her work for MBAW, Diana has dedicated many hours in churches across the country including US Air Force-Joint Base San Antonio (contracted) and Fort Drum Chapel Next.