Community Leadership Award Recipient - Diane Nelson '77
Mercy Academy awarded Diane Nelson '77 with the Community Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual whose leadership in service impacts the community. Diane is widely known and respected throughout the community through her many volunteer roles and accomplishments. She was named Executive Director at the Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) in 2008 when she decided to shift away from the corporate world to follow her non-profit calling. VIPS's mission is to empower families by providing educational excellence to children with visual impairments.
Diane treats these young children like her own. She oversees all administrative and financial functions associated with running a successful non-profit, and she has grown the agency's reach and impact over 100% in six years. We are so fortunate to have her on our Board of Directors at Mercy, and we are honored to celebrate her accomplishments.