Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Roger Williams Park Zoo
Diane has over twenty-five years of experience in the non-profit arena. In her current role as chief marketing officer of the YMCA of Greater Providence, she is responsible for developing and driving an integrated marketing communications strategy that connects traditional and electronic media, as well as marketing and cause related messages. As a homeschool parent for ten years, Nahabedian developed an arts integrated curriculum for her son who is now a junior in college while serving as a consultant providing marketing, communications and fund development strategies to organizations nationally and internationally. Formerly, Nahabedian successfully created and implemented strategic image campaigns at both Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Boston as well as the YMCA of Greater Boston. She led the marketing communications efforts of the merger of two health systems in central Massachusetts, as well as for a number of financial, high technology and educational companies. She received her BA from Brandeis University, and her MS in public relations/communications from the College of Communications at Boston University.