Diane Naughton



Diane Naughton

Diane Naughton has worked in hospital administration at the National Institutes of Health Clinic Center, running programs in the areas of mental health, bioethics and technology transfer. She was also involved in operations, work/life programs, marketing, and strategic planning at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in suburban Boston.

Her articles on health care policy, personal health, medical technologies and personal essays have appeared in Washingtonian magazine, the Washington Post, and Business and Health.

As a volunteer, Diane has devoted much of her time to leadership roles in two Washington, DC-area non-profits: The Medical Care for Children Partnership, where she has served as Board Chair, and the Arlington Free Clinic, where she has been Interim Executive Director and is currently Board Chair. She is also trained as a Scribe with the electronic medical record. Producing short promotional videos for both groups introduced her to the skills of documentary production.

Diane is Executive Producer of the recently-completed documentary, “When My Time Comes,” about the right-to-die movement in the US, which will air on public television in 2021. She is also a board member of the Virginia Film Festival.

Diane and her husband, Tim, are both 1983 graduates of UVA, and are active in the Jefferson Scholars program (past members of the Regional and National Selection Committees) and support both the College and Jefferson Scholars with endowed scholarships. Diane graduated with a B.A. in Psychology, with highest distinction, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She received her Master’s in Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1986.