Diane has many years of experience in the work force where she has learned strong skills. She owned a consulting business, Janzen & Associates, for 20 years providing business planning, marketing, and governance advice. She served as Director of Education for the Seabird Island Band and has been the Executive Director of Chilliwack Community Services for the last 3.5 years managing 36 programs, 100 staff, more than 500 volunteers, and a budget of close to $6M annually. CCS serves close to 7,000 people every year from children, to youth, families, seniors, immigrants, and those needing training.
Diane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and History from the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management from Royal Roads University, where she obtained the Chancellor’s Award for High Academic Achievement in the program.