Resource Development Associates

Diana Sanders, M.A.

diana-sandersSenior Consultant

Diana has over 25 years’ experience in nonprofit management, organizational development, facilitation, and systems and programmatic design. She takes a strengths-based approach to all of her projects, promoting the notion of what is possible. Her enthusiasm for her role as a change agent is palpable and supports her clients’ belief in their own potential to achieve effective change within their organizations.

During her seventeen-year tenure with Delancey Street Foundation, Diana gained extensive insight working with disenfranchised populations. She honed her skills designing and delivering training programs, successfully improving organizational processes, and developing effective communication strategies. Her experiences and passion for social justice and inspiring change through collaboration continue to guide her work. Her work with San Mateo County has been instrumental in bringing stakeholders together to restructure jail programming and re-entry services to reduce the cycle of recidivism. As a result of her work with the Metropolitan Transportation Agency, new systems and processes are being implemented to increase transit accessibility to marginalized populations. Diana continues to serve as a Board member and mentor at Delancey Street Foundation and is a member of the Advisory Board at Roots of Success.


  • B.A. in Urban Studies – San Francisco State University
  • M.A. in Organizational Psychology – California School of Professional Psychology

Select Projects

  • Alpine County Mental Health Services Act Annual Update
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission Clipper Organizational Development and Customer Service
  • Oakland Department of Economic and Workforce Development Board Facilitation
  • Yolo County Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan