Diane H. Fusilli

Former Director-Public Affairs at Sarah Lawrence College

Diane H. Fusilli

Diane H. Fusilli

Former Director-Public Affairs at Sarah Lawrence College

Biography

Diane Fusilli.
Executive Director of Communications.

Diane Fusilli joins the Academy with more than two decades of experience in leading and advising mission driven organizations on their strategic brand communications. Her work has taken her throughout the developed and emerging world, working most recently as a communications consultant to philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and IGOs seeking greater global prominence and impact.

A former Director of Communications for the Rockefeller Foundation, Ms. Fusilli led communications around a number of critical issues, from developing a new brand model for nonprofits to helping seed the next Green Revolution in Africa. Prior to the Foundation, Ms. Fusilli was the Director of Strategic Communications for Management Sciences for Health (MSH), where she built a global communications unit while serving as a USAID contractor responsible for developing leadership communications programs for Ministries of Health throughout the world, particularly in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Ms. Fusilli’s work has been widely recognized by her peers. Awards have included PR WEEK’s Brand Campaign of the Year and a CIPRA Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Campaign of the Year. She is a welcome speaker and trainer on communications strategy for philanthropy.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Newhouse School of Journalism, Syracuse University.

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The New York Academy of Sciences

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Diane H. Fusilli
Former Director-Public Affairs at Sarah Lawrence College
Education
Bachelor of Arts

The Newhouse School is one of the nation's top schools of communication, preparing students to become leaders in a rapidly changing media landscape.

Career History
Director-Public Affairs
Prior

Sarah Lawrence College's mission is to graduate world citizens who are diverse in every definition of the word, who take intellectual and creative risks, who cross disciplinary boundaries, and who are able to sustain exceptional academic discipline within a framework of humanistic values and concern for community. Their unique educational practices provide students with the opportunity to study intensively in small classes, to engage in independent research, and to spend unparalleled amounts of time working one-on-one with an exceptional faculty of scholars and artists, creating a tailored academic program of students' own design. Their goal is to instill a lifelong intellectual curiosity and nimbleness, as well as the confidence and entrepreneurial spirit to embrace a broad range of personal, professional and creative pursuits. They prepare students to think and act independently so that they will tackle the problems of, and thrive in, a complex and rapidly evolving world.

Executive Director, Communications
Prior

The New York Academy of Sciences is a membership organization with over 25,000 members in 140 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations. Our Board of Governors and President's Council include 27 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry, based in New York and around the world.

Awards & Honors
PR Week - Brand Campaign of the Year
CIPRA Award - Outstanding Nonprofit Campaign of the Year
Other Affiliations

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