Meet Diana Burruss, Board Member

Diana Burruss has served as a Piedmont Housing Alliance board member since 2014. When Diana’s husband retired in 2011, they relocated from the New York City area to Louisa County, where they have family ties. Diana describes her transition as a “paradigm shift” — leaving a large urban area in the Northeast, where she worked as a Vice President at JP Morgan Chase in business services, to a largely rural area in central Virginia, where Diana has focused her energies on children and education.

Diana had past experience chairing the board of commissioners for a housing authority in Westchester County, New York. So, when Piedmont Housing sought someone to serve on the board from Louisa, Diana thought it would be a great opportunity to join together her past expertise and present passion, for local children and young families, to the benefit of her new community. Impressed by what she has seen Piedmont Housing accomplish in Charlottesville, Diana is excited to help find ways to connect even more families in surrounding counties with homebuyer workshops and other financial education programs with a focus on housing.

Diana currently works as an elementary school reading and math specialist in Louisa. She has volunteered as a child advocate through Piedmont CASA, and as Book Buddies reading tutor at Charlottesville’s Clark Elementary School. Diana holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, and a master’s degree in leadership and organizational behavior from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.