Mount Carmel Alumni Foundation Board, Secretary
St. Michael's Girls High School 1963


written by Diane De Anda

Board member for the past three (3) years and a graduate of inner-city Catholic schools - St. Raphael’s elementary school and St. Michael’s Girls High School in 1963.  Diane is the sister of John Martin (Mount Carmel graduate of 1965).

For 45 years Diane worked in downtown Los Angeles for law firms.  Diane has two (2) grown daughters.  Recently retired, she moved to San Dimas, California to participate actively in her grandchildren’s lives.  She has five (5) grandchildren all living in San Dimas.  Since moving to San Dimas, Diane has become a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Name of Mary Church, is the coordinator of an outreach ministry providing Communion services to an assisted living facility in San Dimas and is active as the Vice President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference at Holy Name of Mary.  As a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society, she serves on a Team for a week a month to assist those in need by providing food, clothing, shelter and rental assistance.

Diane enjoys traveling to Texas and Tennessee to visit her younger sisters.  She also enjoys vacationing with her family most recently to Cabo San Lucas.  She looks forward to her next trip to Disney World with her grandchildren in the spring.  Diane is the oldest of six (6) children and enjoys all the family times with her siblings every chance she gets.