Diana Aubourg Millner currently serves as a program officer with the Stoneleigh Foundation (www.stoneleighfoundation.org), which supports outstanding individuals whose work unites research, policy and practice to improve youth serving public systems. At Stoneleigh, she oversees the Stoneleigh Fellows program and the work of fellows engaged in cross-systems efforts that span the U.S. child welfare and juvenile justice systems. With a particular focus on the juvenile justice field, she provides guidance on new research, best practices and innovations as well as pursues opportunities for new fellowships that advance Stoneleigh’s mission.
Previously, Diana served as a Senior Policy Analyst with Bread for the World Institute, focusing on foreign aid reform and related global hunger and poverty issues. Prior to this, she served as Executive Director of Save Africa’s Children (SAC), an African-American church initiative that supports orphan care programs throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. In this capacity, she led the disbursement of more than 400 grants to hundreds of grassroots and faith-based organizations serving orphans and vulnerable children in Africa, and represented SAC to faith-based organizations and policy and advocacy groups addressing the global aids pandemic. She has traveled extensively throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
Diana has also worked as a research associate with the Right to Development Project at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and served on the boards of the Jubilee USA Network and Global Action for Children. She currently serves on the board of the Firelight Foundation (www.firelightfoundation.org) and has worked closely with Firelight’s founder and president, Kerry Olson, on efforts to promote community-based care for orphans and vulnerable children. Diana earned a bachelor’s degree in policy studies from Syracuse University and a master’s in international development planning from MIT. She is a 1997 Harry S. Truman Scholar and has served on the Regional Selection Panels for Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey since 2006. Diana is happily married to the Rev. Marlon Millner and the proud mother of two young children.