Dianne Hiltman has lived in the Atlanta area for 40 years. She has been a nurse, nurse-midwife and nurse educator. During her children’s early years, she was an active volunteer at their school, in their family’s church and in the community. She taught drug and alcohol programming for a decade at the Lovett School in Atlanta and retired in 2014. Dianne became deeply interested in mental health issues when close family members were diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. She is actively supportive of their recovery and is a facilitator for the NAMI Signature Program Family to Family, having felt immense hope after attending it with her husband, Paul. She is committed to extending the NAMI program offerings to family members and peers in DeKalb County so that persons living with Mental Illness may experience hope, support, and recovery. Currently she serves as Vice President for Families of NAMI DeKalb. For fun, she gardens and quilts.