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"I believe the full participation of women in all aspects of society is the greatest hope for our future.  Mini Mermaids Running Club is a powerful means for achieving this vision."

Diane Pelosi Harrington

MMRC Board Member



Diane’s career includes over 35 years of professional and volunteer experience spanning education, social services, and the corporate sector.  As the leader of three diverse not-for-profit entities during the past 18 years (Career Action Center, Catholic Charities, and Notre Dame High School San Jose), she has demonstrated effectiveness in all critical aspects of not-for-profit management including: collaborative board governance;  fiscal planning and reporting;  disciplined resource development; realistic strategic planning;  prudent fiscal management and values-based organizational development. She has also served on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards of numerous Bay Area nonprofit organizations including:  United Way Silicon Valley, Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN), Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the American Leadership Forum, Silicon Valley (ALF). 


Diane earned her B.A. at Occidental College in Los Angeles and holds Masters degrees from both Stanford University and Santa Clara University.  She resides in San Rafael, California with her husband Joe.  In addition to their shared passion for partnering with those dedicated to improving the lives of others, Diane and Joe enjoy hiking, almost any sport and foreign travel.  




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