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Diana Daniele

Board Member

Diana Daniele is a journalist and literary publicist living in Los Angeles. She writes frequently about mental health, invisible illness, female friendship, and family dynamics for publications like Newsweek, Insider, Zibby Magazine, and Brevity. Diana is currently at-work on a memoir entitled DAMN, GIRL: A Miraculous Memoir, which chronicles her four-year mental health odyssey, and which culminates in her ultimate healing via Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS. A tireless mental health advocate, Diana is a member of the Board’s Patient Advocacy Group (PAG), which aligns with one of the pillars of her book’s platform, which is to see the FDA approve TMS for those under the age of 18. Diana has appeared on FOX-TV and ABC-TV to share her TMS story, as well as on numerous podcasts. Diana is also a sought-after speaker on mental health for conferences, symposiums, and book festivals.

Diana’s career began while she was earning her master’s degree from the Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. She won a Research Grant to study “How Barbie Speaks Sexually to Children,” which she completed at USC’s Institute for the Study of Women and Men (ISWM), a feminist think tank studying how women’s gender roles are portrayed in film and on television. When her research was complete, Ms. Daniele stayed on at ISWM, working with both the media and corporate sponsors, such as Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, and NBC/Universal.

A sought-after publicist for luxury brands and icons, Diana counts among her current and past clients: Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren, AMC Theatres, The Palm restaurants, Rock the Vote, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation, and the Beverly Hills Hotel. Previously, Diana organized events at the United States Embassy’s Cultural Center in Madrid, Spain. She started her career as a broadcast news journalist at NBC-LA and Entertainment Tonight.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Diana earned her M.A. in Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC. She has completed coursework in English Literature at University of Cambridge, England and studied philology at the University of Madrid, Complutense.