Diana V. Martin holds a Masters of Social Work from Stony Brook University and comes to ECLI with 10 years’ experience in human services. Following completion of her MSW in 2009, Diana was invited to join Stony Brook's Doctoral Program in Social Welfare, where she earned 21 credits before returning to her work in the community. Diana has focused both her practical social work experience and her social welfare education on the social justice struggles faced by at-risk youth.
Since 2013, Diana has expanded her professional and helping skills to the development arm of the non-profit sector. Diana has served in fundraising and outreach positions at LICADD (Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence), the leading substance abuse treatment and prevention agency on Long Island, and a domestic violence agency in Suffolk County. She is currently the Special Events Coordinator at North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, a children's mental health agency in Nassau County. In both her current and past roles, Diana has been responsible for orchestrating the agencies' multiple multi-faceted fundraisers, including setting and balancing event budgets, as well as serving as a liaison between the organizations and all vendors, donors, and talent. She oversees the creation of agency marketing materials, designs some herself, plays a role in social media and press relations, and supervises all event volunteers.
Diana is deeply proud to have been one of the original five female co-founders of ECLI. She strongly believes that the path to personal fulfillment is paved by individual empowerment, and she seeks to uplift and support all those in need as their journeys unfold.