Diane Mead, R.N., B.S.N., A.C.C., L.N.C., started her healthcare career 25 years ago as a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked her way up the corporate ladder to become the Vice President for the nation’s largest hospice provider for the Northeast. Entrepreneurial in spirit, Diane walked away from corporate America in 2004 and founded Bethany Hospice in 2005, where she serves as President and CEO. Bethany Hospice has been voted “Best Places to Work” in Pennsylvania by its employees for the past 6 years. She also founded the “RN Leadership Academy” and speaks nationally on the topic of Leadership. She is a volunteer coach for the Coro Center for Civic Leadership – Women in Leadership Program and a volunteer mentor for the Embark! Mentoring Program –Allegheny County Department of Human Services. Voted one of the Top 50 Business Women in Pennsylvania, Diane holds a BSN and a Professional Coaching Certification from Duquesne University. Diane currently sits on the Duquesne University Board of Governors, Duquesne University Alumni Association Board, LIFE Pittsburgh’s Professional Advisory Board, as well as the AALNC Board (Pittsburgh Chapter) as a Director at Large.