Diana Aviv is Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and third largest U.S. charity according to Forbes. Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 61,000 food pantries and meals programs. Together, the Feeding America network provides more than 3.6 billion meals to more than 46 million people across the United States and supports programs that improve food security for the families we serve.
Previously, Diana served as President and CEO of Independent Sector, the national leadership network for America’s nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs. She also served as executive director of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector. Prior, Diana served as vice president for public policy and director of the Washington Action Office for the Jewish Federations of North America. She was formerly associate executive vice chair at the Jewish Council of Public Affairs, director of programs for the National Council of Jewish Women, and director of a comprehensive program to serve battered women and their families.
Diana serves on the board of governors of the Partnership for Public Service, as well as on the board of directors for the Southern Africa Legal Services Foundation. She is a member of the advisory boards of the Comptroller General’s at the Government Accountability Office, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and the Centers on the Public Service of George Mason University. In addition, Diana serves as Distinguished Visiting Practitioner and Visiting Fellow at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and will be joining the Board of Advisors of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law.
A native of South Africa, Diana graduated with a B.S.W. from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and received a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University.