Dyanne Cano, MPA
Dyanne joined ORSF in January 2012 as its first Program Director. From 2010-2011 she was a National Urban Fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans. Dyanne's 2011 graduate thesis, The 21st Century Teen Hotline: How Text Messaging Can Engage and Empower Young People of Color with Type 2 Diabetes, received the “Best Capstone Award” from Baruch College in New York City.
From 2005-2010 Dyanne was the first Director of Service-Learning at Oakwood School, an independent college preparatory school in the San Fernando Valley community of Los Angeles, where she pioneered numerous interdisciplinary community programs, working with over 1,000 K-12 students, educators, community partners and families.
Previously she worked with LACER Afterschool Programs, an youth arts and literacy organization, founded by former California Assmeblymember Jackie Goldberg, servicing thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District middle school students. She previously facilitated service-learning programs at the University of Southern California for the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Dyanne holds a M.P.A. from CUNY's Baruch College and earned a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California. She has 15+ years' experience as a photographer and has a background in graphic and web design. A native Angeleno, she lives in Northeast Los Angeles with her husband.