Diane Parisi comes to Addiction Policy Forum with over 19 years in not-for-profit management, primarily in the healthcare and military space. Her experience ranges from fundraising and event management to developing and applying operational best practices across an organization. Additionally, she spent more than 8 years at a top ten global defense contractor where she was appointed Vice President, Community Investment for BAE Systems. Diane was responsible for directing the global community impact for 26,000 employees and five home markets while establishing organizational priorities and discipline across the enterprise. Under Diane’s leadership, BAE Systems was recognized as a top ten corporate philanthropist in Washington, DC two years in a row. Prior to Addiction Policy Forum, Diane was recruited to stand up a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support the CIA's special activities center.
Diane graduated with a Bachelors of Art in Political Science from High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband and looks forward to continuing her mission of “giving back” through her work at Addiction Policy Forum.