Congratulations to Zane State College Foundation Board Director Diane Braden for continuing her third term. She was sworn in at the Board meeting that took place on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. In her new term, she serves as Foundation treasurer.
“Serving on the Zane State foundation board has been an honor and a privilege. Zane State has always had a special place in my heart because it is where I got my start and it is the perfect place for students in our area to get a great education! The Foundation Board ensures that no student is left behind because of financial hardship,” Braden said.
Diane is the co-owner of Braden Med Services and Gillespie’s Drugs in Caldwell, Ohio with her husband, Scott Braden. Before opening Braden Med Services in 1990, she worked in various positions at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Caldwell and as a staff accountant at Genesis Healthcare System in Zanesville.
Diane is a 1990 graduate of Muskingum Area Technical College (MATC), having majored in accounting. While at MATC, Diane was successful in starting the first-ever Accounting Club with the assistance of the accounting program faculty. She pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University where she majored in Healthcare Management and minored in Accounting. Diane graduated magna cum laude in 2008.
In addition to her Foundation role, Diane serves as treasurer on the Wellness Coalition Board in Noble County and is an Independent Certified Optavia Coach who was certified by the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education and the College of Nursing at Villanova University,
Diane has served on numerous board and committees over the years including:
- Workforce Investment Board of Noble County
- 4-H Advisor and Volunteer
- Relay For Life Team Leader
- Health Ministry Committee, St. Stephen Catholic Church
- Zane State College Accounting Advisory Board
- Officer of the Caldwell Band Parent Organization
Diane enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren (soon to be seven), helping her elderly parents, and volunteering where needed in the community and with her church.