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Diana Rohini LaVigne
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Diana Rohini LaVigne is the Chief Communications Officer and Public Information Officer for San Mateo County Health. She has over 25 years of journalism and executive communications experience and has been the Executive Director of several non-profit organizations including the Newbury Street League and the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition and has held leadership positions within the corporate sector. She was a member of the Fremont Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee (BPTAC) and occupied Supervisorial District 2 Seat on the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. She graduated from Harvard University with a BA and attended Hebrew College for her MA with a minor in journalism and has worked for several dozens of media outlets in the past two decades- mostly in the South Asian market.  She's received several awards for her work including the Distinguished Service Award 2012 (California Legislature Assembly: Office of Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski), Certificate of Recognition 2012 (California State Senate: Office of Senator Ellen Corbett), Zindagi Community Service Award 2012, Event Chair of the Year Award (USA) 2011, and an India Community Center Appreciation Award (2011). Diana was the Executive Producer and on-air co-host for Boston’s leading cable arts show, ‘Its All About Arts’. And  she was the host and producer of a cable show ‘Bay Area Bikes TV’. She is an occasional contributor to India-West and the Bureau Chief, North America for NRI World Magazine based out of New Delhi.

 A lifetime casual bicyclist, she has lived in the Middle East and Africa and has traveled extensively including Antarctica, Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Diana Rohini has been a speaker, emcee and moderator for several dozen events in recent years and looks for opportunities to share her knowledge and communications expertise on a regular basis.

She is the Chief Communications Officer and Public Information Officer for San Mateo County Health System which provides services to 700K+ residents and with fiscal responsibilities of over 700M.

In addition to writing, she is a certified digital editor and producer and also an award-winning photographer. In her spare time, she holds leadership positions as an executive committee member of the ICC's Community Partners' Program and the Bay Area Chair for the South Asian Journalists Association. www.dianarohinilavigne.com 



Bicycle Style in San Francisco Chronicle: 

Studying Hindi Online in New York Times: 

In a Hero's Words in Los Angeles Times

Celebrating Christmas as a Hindu in India Abroad

Panel on Music and Movement in India West

The Meaning of Diwali in My Family in India Abroad

Warnings about Imported Indian Spices on ABC News

Silicon Valley NRI Awards Gala in Indian Express: 

Bicycle Advocacy and Lifestyle in Content Magazine

Media Panel on Hiduism in India Post (pg. 19): 

The Value of Internships in Forbes

Bad Role Models and Youth in St. Louis Dispatch