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

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, has served as a consultant to arts and cultural organizations, as an affiliate of Management Consultants for the Arts, and as the Executive Director of the Artists’ Legacy Foundation. Ms. Frankel enjoys working with museums as they transition from one director to another, on their strategic planning process and fund raising programs.

Ms. Frankel is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. She received her Master of Arts and 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. Most recently she was president of ArtTable (2003-2005) and currently serves on the San Francisco Art Institute Board of Trustees and the Alliance of Artists Communities Board of Trustees.

Diane B. Frankel
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San Francisco, CA 94133
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