Diana Dameron

Diana (90K)

Diana Dameron has served on the PCSO Board of Directors since January 2016. She has been Board Secretary since August 2016. Diana and her husband Bill are retired Foreign Service Officers. Diana worked for the US Department of State in Washington, DC, and overseas from 1974 to 1996 and then as needed until 2000. She did political and economic work in Caracas, Venezuela; Belgrade, Serbia; Zagreb, Croatia (both in the former Yugoslavia); and in Paris, France at the US Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Diana accompanied Bill to Bamako, Mali, where he served as US Ambassador (1991-1993). While in Mali, she worked as an AID contractor to develop democratic institutions. Since moving to the Portland area, Bill and Diana have been involved with the music community, through Bill's bassoon playing with two community orchestras, his role on the board of Chamber Music Northwest, and as enthusiastic audience members (Diana's musical forte) at the many great performances in the Portland area. While living in Vancouver, Washington, Diana became a WSU Master Gardener and started as a docent at Fort Vancouver, an activity that she continues after moving to Portland. In the course of her diplomatic career, Diana visited over 35 countries on five continents. She and Bill continue traveling to add to that list. Diana used Spanish, Serbian/Croatian and a little French on the job. Having studied Economics at California State University Long Beach and the Art of War at the National War College, Diana is now enrolled at the Alliance Franšaise of Portland where she continues a life long struggle to learn to speak decent French.