Diane Evans

By Lyz Soto on February 1, 2023

Diane Marie Evans currently serves as the Grants and Communications Manager for Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (KKV), where she has been since 2019. This work encompasses a range of cultural, literary, artistic, and traditional arts supporting healing and resilience for KKV’s Asian, indigenous Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Prior to coming to Hawai’i, Diane was the Executive Director of the Museums of Sonoma County in northern California, an art and regional history museum. In this role, she oversaw collections management, development of exhibitions and educational programming, as well as fundraising and governance for nine years. Diane was also the art curator and collections manager for the Nevada Museum of Art for nine years, where she supported the creation of a new $22 million museum facility and a significantly expanded collection of photography and land-based art. She has written and edited numerous exhibition catalogues for publication. Her passions include outrigger canoe, ceramics, and jewelry making.