Diane Oyler

Diane Oyler, Ph.D.

Vice President of Programs

Diane Oyler, Ph.D., joined the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York in 2016 as program officer, and currently serves as vice president of programs.  In her role she directly supervises 5 staff members, and provides oversight and coordination on program matters, including research and strategic learning.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Diane worked for Erie County Department of Senior Services, where she led the Program Development and Evaluation unit.  Her key responsibilities included overseeing departmental planning activities, service system development, identification of new resources to improve and expand services to Erie County’s older adults and contributing to advocacy efforts.

Diane has a Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  She taught for more than a decade at SUNY Fredonia and Buffalo State College.  She is also a proud graduate of the Health Foundation’s Health Leadership Fellows program.

Diane currently lives in South Buffalo with her husband, Daniel, and their two cats, Oscar and Pippi.


Areas of Expertise

Aging and Older Adults

Capacity Building