Dianne Yamashiro-Omi has served in the fields of philanthropy and nonprofit administration for over 30 years. She has been a program officer and consultant to private, public and corporate foundations and Executive Director and board member to numerous community-based organizations. Dianne has also served on the California Commission for the Asian American Pacific Islander Affairs and on the boards of Race Forward, Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the Center for Community Change, and the City of Alameda’s Social Services and Human Relations Board. Her immigrant grandparents and parents, who were incarcerated during World War II on the basis of their race, influenced her passion for social justice. She has always worked to address issues of inequity especially for those who face barriers based on their ethnicity, immigrant status, language ability, disability, age or sexual orientation. She is committed to the East Bay Foundation on Aging because of its mission and values to improve the lives of underserved seniors in Oakland.

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