About Diana

 

Gomberg Family

  • Professional experience in program planning, monitoring and evaluation in the field of Public Health (MS from the Harvard School of Public Health) and environmental policy (BA from Yale).  Diana worked for the Department of Children and Families (then the Department of Social Services) as an administrator and monitor of a network of residential programs for teenage mothers and their children.  She has also worked for Isis Parenting on programs for new and expectant parents and their children.
  • 8 years of experience advocating for schools through PTOs (2 terms on the Burr PTO Board; variety of efforts through the F.A. Day PTO), School Councils (2 terms each on the Burr School and Day School Councils), advocacy at the state level with Stand for Children (Strategy Team member for 3 years), and speaking at School Committee meetings about space, class size, and preserving the arts program.
  • Committed to the Newton Schools and eager to serve the community through the School Committee.
  • Collaborative thinker who works well on a team of people with diverse perspectives.
  • Creative, independent, and open-minded.
  • Married and has lived in Newton for 14 years.  Two children in the Newton Public Schools since kindergarten, now in the 6th and 8th grades at F.A. Day Middle School.
  • Member and Volunteer Activities: Stand for Children (Leadership Team for 3 years), F.A. Day Middle School PTO and School Council, Burr School PTO Board and School Council, Burr School Green Team, BOOYA (Burr Organization for Youth Action), Understanding Our Differences, Congregation Dorshei Tzedek (former Board member), Auburndale Community Library, Green Decade Newton, Newton Conservators, Yale Alumni Schools Committee (conducting interviews of applicants to Yale College), Transition House  Shelter (former Board member).