Diana Aviv

Diana Aviv was CEO of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and third largest U.S. charity from 2015 to 2018. Previously, she served as President and CEO of Independent Sector, the national leadership network for America’s nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs. She also served as executive director of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, convened by Independent Sector. Prior to that, Ms. Aviv served as vice president for public policy and director of the Washington Action Office for the Jewish Federations of North America. She was formerly associate executive vice chair at the Jewish Council of Public Affairs, director of programs for the National Council of Jewish Women, and director of a comprehensive program to serve battered women and their families. Ms. Aviv has served on the advisory board of the Comptroller General’s at the Government Accountability Office, the advisory board of National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, and the board of advisors at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law. She has testified before the U.S. Congress and has been featured in media outlets. President Obama appointed her to the White House Council for Community Solutions in December 2010. A native of South Africa, Ms. Aviv is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and received a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University.