Diane holds a Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management, BS in Therapeutic Recreation-retired Recreational Therapist, currently an adjunct professor for Florida International University since 2014.
Author of two books: Mind, Body, Spirit, and Discovering the Purpose of Life, published through Balboa Press in 2021 and Meditations for the Mind-Body-Spirit published through Balboa Press in 2022.
Meditations for the Mind-Body-Spirit also has an audiobook version narrated by the author, recorded by David Dachinger from Loving Meditations.
Holds certificates in Reiki I, II and master level, guided meditations, aromatherapy, hand reflexology, yoga teacher training and restorative yoga, tarot card readings.
Diane is on IRADIOUSA, LI radio station & has been on many podcasts. Diane has her own YouTube channel where you can listen to her audiobook meditations.
Diane has been a certified recreational therapist for 31 years. Diane worked in as a clinician as well as in administrative positions.
Diane has certified many courses through Quality Matters while working as an adjunct professor for FIU.
LEI3723 Lab courses including Assistive Technology Lab; Aromatherapy Lab; Reiki Lab.
LEI4720/6726 undergraduate and graduate course: Trends, Issues, and Management Aspects of Recreational Therapy
LEI3542 Principles of Parks, Recreation and Sports Management
LEI4705 Program Planning in Recreational Therapy
Through the years Diane serviced many special populations including:
mental health, inpatient psychiatry, child psychiatry, ventilated patients, palliative care/hospice, adults suffering from substance abuse, PTSD, veteran populations, dementia/eldercare, the developmentally disabled/autistic populations, emotionally disturbed children suffering from ADD and ADHD, special needs in public schools, hearing and visually impaired, multiply disabled and cancer populations.