Diane Byrne- Vice President of Program, Development, Training & Operational Oversight

Diane Byrne

Vice President of Program, Development, Training & Operational Oversight

Diane has over 40 years experience within the senior living industry with roles and responsibilities that have included national level corporate-wide development of innovative, comprehensive programs for various stakeholders.

Diane is responsible for the conceptualization, design, development and implementation of Juniper’s nine Signature Programs, including our R.E.S.P.E.C.T. program that fosters associate welfare and spirit through recognition and empowerment centered celebrations and trainings and our Connections with Alive in All Seasons program designed to encourage active bodies, engaged minds and fulfilled spirits.

Diane configured the curriculum for our web based training platform.  She played a vital role in the creation of the Assisted Living assessments within the electronic health record.  She is currently working on the integration of our HRIS operating platforms.  Diane was also instrumental  in the development of our Connect4Life program.

Before joining Juniper, Diane was the National Director of Specialty Care and Activities for Atria, where she was responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of dementia and wellness programs for 115 assisted living communities in 22 states.

Diane also served as the former Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association South Central Pennsylvania Chapter. Her Alzheimer’s poetry was part of a national exhibit “The Art of Caring” and featured on NPR. She has consulted in the design of award-winning collateral materials and lectured at various national conferences including the National Alzheimer’s Educational Conference.

Diane received her BS in Special Education/Psychology in 1974 and a Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation in 1984 from Southern Connecticut State University. She lives in Mechanicsburg, PA with her husband, Doug and two sweet Ragdoll cats.  She and Doug have one daughter and two grandkids.  She and her family treasure their time together at their beach house on the Outer Banks in North Carolina.  Diane is an avid gardener and enjoys reading.