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Diane L. MacDonald

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"Ms. MacDonald joined All for Africa in June of 2008 and coordinated All for Africa’s inaugural launch event “Knock Out Poverty.” Prior to joining All for Africa Ms. Burstein spent the last four years as consultant to not for profit organizations specializing in special events and program development.

"Diane spent eight months in the position of Acting Director for Iron Chef Cat Cora’s organization Chefs for Humanity. During that time, she created a series of special events for fundraising; partnered with the World Food Program on a tour of Honduras and Nicaragua; and developed a national nutrition program in partnership with NIH.

"While at Action Against Hunger, an international Hunger Relief organization, she developed and implemented a national restaurant campaign and celebrity launch event featuring celebrities from both the culinary and fashion industry. Theses events were designed to raise the awareness of young professionals regarding the broad and devastating effects of hunger particularly on women and children throughout the world.

"Ms. MacDonald was the Founder and Director of two educationally focused not-for-profit organizations; The Telamon Community Center, an After School and Arts Programs for Children and Teens, and the Yoga Learning Connection a yoga-based educational program for school children and children with special needs. Her passion for children, nutrition, and learning lead her to develop Sensory YogaPlay: a Therapeutic Practice for Children with Special Need a workshop for educators and health professionals.

"Ms. MacDonald was the successful owner and operator of a full service event planning and production company and temporary staffing agency known as Artful Events Ltd. Clients included Big Brother of Boston, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Verizon, Beacon Consulting, Sun Microsystems, and The Boston Ballet."[1]

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  1. Staff, All for Africa, accessed December 15, 2011.