Diana Tyler Heath leads people, operations, and learning for Arabella’s Managed Organizations team—the firm’s largest department, with more than 120 people. She ensures the team has the talent, skills, and capacity to service a growing portfolio of over 250 fiscally sponsored projects hosted by the nonprofit intermediaries that Arabella manages. Her work includes embedding DEI principles into the team’s hiring and performance management practices and focusing on equity in compensation, growth opportunities, and workload. Additionally, she oversees staff specializing in compliance, financial services, learning, and knowledge management.
Diana spent her first eight years with Arabella in the family and individual practice. She led the practice area for two and a half years and continues to oversee a handful of engagements with Arabella’s family and individual clients. An expert in governance and strategic planning, Diana has helped clients, including a $1 billion foundation, structure their governance and staffing, build grant processes, and establish foundations from the ground up. She has also helped family foundations successfully integrate next generations onto boards, navigate leadership transitions, prepare for an influx of assets and growth in grant making, and refine strategy as their work evolves.
Previously, Diana worked as both a government consultant and a nonprofit fundraiser. As a strategy and organization consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, she provided project management and process efficiency expertise for Department of Homeland Security clients. She spent six years with the US Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding. She served primarily as a major gifts manager and was instrumental in the development and growth of the major gifts program. While with the Ski Team, she gained additional experience in direct marketing, event planning, and scholarship grant administration.
Diana holds a BA in economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.