Diane Oyler

Diane Oyler, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

Diane Oyler, Ph.D., is executive vice president of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York. She joined the team in 2016 as program officer, and also served previously as vice president of programs. In her role, she provides strategic oversight and direction for the Health Foundation’s work, including programs and grantmaking, advocacy, organizational strategic planning, and partnership building.

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