ODCA Staff

Diane Shinn

Director of Communications

Diane is responsible for creating, reviewing and/or revising ODCA’s content, including editing and publicizing reports, audits, and other projects. She also serves as ODCA’s press liaison, and manages all communications functions, including the ODCA website, podcasts, and social media.

Before joining ODCA in 2016, Diane was the director of marketing and communications and a member of the senior management team at the Council for Exceptional Children, a membership organization supporting special educators.

She earned a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Iowa.

When not working to improve the economy, efficiency, and accountability of the District government, Diane enjoys tending the weeds in her community garden, pursuing her lifelong study of the Italian language, and practicing yoga.

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