Diana M. Osborne, Executive MPA
Chief Operating Officer
Diana M. Osborne, Executive MPA, is MBAW’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). With collectively 13 years working in nonprofits, journalism, marketing and public relations, she thrives on helping organizations tell their story through thoughtful, data-driven insights.
In June 2022, she earned her Executive Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the nation’s top-ranked school for public affairs. She studied with distinguished faculty including past Managing Director for Strategic Issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and Founding executive and Former Head of Sierra Nevada Space Systems and past Chairman of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Innovation Board. In 2021, Diana completed the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program through Our Lady of the Lake University School of Business and Leadership. She graduated with honors from the State University of New York Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. She worked in New York as a reporter and production assistant for “7 News” WWNY-TV, and on-air talent with WBLH-Radio. She is certified by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) in Social & Behavioral Human Research and Responsible Code of Research.
She is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association Alamo Area Chapter and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). She has served as a grant evaluator on several panels including the San Antonio Area Foundation, Community Arts Partnership, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Diana’s love for the arts began at a very young age. She began taking piano lessons at the age of five, but began entertaining family as a toddler. She played the flute throughout middle and high school, performed in musicals with roles like “Liesl Von Trapp” in The Sound of Music, was a vocalist in choir and jazz choir, and now enjoys picking up her ukulele every once in a while. She has dedicated many hours in churches across the country as a pianist, including US Air Force-Joint Base San Antonio (contracted) and Fort Drum Chapel Next.