Dianne and her husband Bruce live in Fearrington Village in Chatham County. They moved to North Carolina in 2003, following retirement. Prior to retirement, Dianne was in private practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. Her special interest was working with children and their families. Her first career was in nursing, having taught pediatric nursing at Radford University.
Since moving to North Carolina, Dianne has continued her volunteer work with non-profits and community agencies. She has served with the TCF Community Grantmaking Program.