Educator, award-winning children’s book author, and former Executive Director of the Panta Rhea Foundation
Diana Cohn has worked on environmental, economic, and global justice issues as a teacher, media activist, and as an advisor and program director to grantmaking institutions with social change philanthropy missions. During her 13 year tenure as the Executive Director she was responsible for the Foundation’s Social Imagination/Arts and Social Change, Creativity and Education programs and for oversight of its Corporate Accountability; Dignity, Freedom & Solidarity; Food & Democracy; and Renewal & Resilience Programs. She was an active member of Grantmakers in the Arts and Grantmakers in Education as well as Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. She serves on the Advisory Committee for Voice of Witness, and previously served on the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Visual Understandings in Education, and the Food Craft Institute Board of Directors.
Diana is a Certified Co-Active coach and works with non-profit leaders and cultural creatives. Diana is also an award-winning children’s book author. Her books include, Si Se Puede! Yes We Can!, Mr. Goethe’s Garden, The Bee Tree, and Crane Boy. Her first book, Dream Carver was adapted into a bilingual musical puppet show produced by the LA based company, Swazzle.