In June 2020, Diana Scully retired from her full-time career of challenging and diverse positions spanning 48 years. Here are some highlights:
- From May 2013-May 2020, Diana was Executive Director of the Hallowell-based Maine Justice Foundation. Just prior to this, she spent 15-months working in Washington, D.C., as Senior Director of State Services at the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities.
- During her career, Diana served three stints in Maine State Government. In 2006, she was appointed Director of Maine’s Office of Elder Services. During the 1980s, she held key positions Maine’s Department of Human Services: Director of Rehabilitation, Director of Welfare Employment, and the Commissioner’s Special Projects Director. During the mid-1970s, she was a nonpartisan Legislative Analyst for the Maine Legislature.
- Throughout the 1990s until the mid-2000s and again during 2011, Diana operated her consulting firm Vantage Point. She served more than 60 private nonprofit and public clients, including the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission for whom she was part-time Executive Director and the Maine Health Access Foundation for whom she was start-up consultant (and later served on the Board.)
- Early in her career, Diana worked as a research assistant at the National Institute of Mental Health, a policy analyst at the National Conference of State Legislatures, and a Peace Corps community organizer in the Philippines.
Diana has a B.A. degree from Wellesley College and an M.S.W. degree from the University of Michigan. She has served on many boards and commissions at the national, state, and local levels. Most recently, she was elected to serve on the Hallowell City Council.