As the Communications Director for RVCF, Diana Richards is responsible for the organization’s written messaging. “I love working with Srividya and all the talented women who staff RVCF,” she says. “The opportunity to be part of such a worthwhile non-profit, and at the same time to learn more about the amazing beauty of Indian performance art has been absolutely priceless!”
Diana is retired from a 25-year career as an Instructional Designer. “I always have to explain that job title,” she adds. “In the business world there’s a lot of training, and it all has to be supported with manuals, facilitator’s notes, PowerPoint decks, activities, assessments, and more. The Instructional Designer is the one who creates all that and develops it into a coherent and useful curriculum.”
A chance meeting between Diana and Srividya Venkatasubramanya resulted in Diana’s appointment as Communications Director. “It really was the most providential thing. We were both attending an event at The Momentary, and we happened to meet and just got to talking. Vidya needed a writer for her foundation, and it turns out that my background as a business communicator was the perfect match for what she needed. And here I am!”
Diana has lived in the Kansas City area for almost 50 years. She has two grown children and two grandchildren.