Diana O’Brien is the Director of Impact and Outreach for the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM). She received her Infant Mental Health Endorsement in 2021 and has served on the New Mexico Association for Infant Mental Health Board of Directors since 2022.
Her professional identity consists of four major areas of study and work: 1. Collective impact, 2. Community engagement and advocacy, 3. Teaching and education, 4. Clinical behavioral health. In her full-time role as Director of Impact and Outreach, Diana serves as a steward and advocate for New Mexico and strives to build and strengthen the community through CFSNM and its multifaceted efforts to improve communities. When individuals and systems connect in a congruent, interdependent and healthy manner, communities thrive and individuals flourish. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked with children, families, couples, and individuals in diverse settings. She is adjunct faculty for New Mexico State University in the College of Health, Education, and Social Transformation, a Board Member of the NMAIMH, and a Board Member for Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation. She serves as a Co-Lead Ambassador for the Doña Ana County Early Childhood Education Coalition, a member of LC3 Behavioral Collaborative, and a Behavioral Health Sector Leader of Doña Ana County Resilience Leaders. She is the founder of the Random Acts of Kindtrip- a project that’s focus is to foster community and connection through acts of kindness and compassion.
Throughout her career, Diana has worked to empower individuals and families across the lifespan. Her focus in her work centers on program development and delivery of services and interventions that create systemic and generational change. She believes in working to create spaces where people feel seen, heard, and valued. Diana’s passion is providing access to resources and opportunities for all children, families, and individuals from a holistic and strengths-based approach in order to provide access to opportunities for people to be empowered and to foster a supportive community.
Diana resides in Las Cruces, NM with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and the New Mexico mountains, sunrises, and sunsets. Diana is a proud New Mexican and is passionate about serving the state of New Mexico.