Diann Diaz lives with her husband and two dogs in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.
She was the Violence Prevention Educator serving middle and high school students to prevent violence in relationships, helping them build healthy relationships, and informing them where to turn for help, and was proudly known for emergency advocacy in hospitals and police stations.
She was also called upon to speak at local colleges, universities, civic organizations and churches about her personal story of abuse.
Locally, you may find Diann at conferences across the state of Virginia speaking on topics such as, “Domestic Violence Victims – Why Do They Stay” and “Life After Trauma – Secondary Survivors“.
Nationally, Diann is on the speaker’s bureau for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). Her dedication is educating others to having healthy relationships. Diann is committed to exploring all possibilities of prevention and awareness for victims, helping them find their way to becoming survivors, and leading a joyful life.
Diann is a former board member of the Women’s Resource Center, Radford, VA (2006); a recipient of the “Speaker of the Year” award from Women in Distress of Broward County, Florida, Speakers Bureau (2003-2004), and served on the executive committee for the Gorham PTA, Gorham, ME (1994-1996), amongst other organizations. For almost twenty years Diann has volunteered selflessly with non-profit organizations for the improvement of various communities.