Diane Reed has 30 years’ experience as a consultant providing research and writing, policy analysis, planning, evaluation assistance, and grant writing services to public and private agencies and community-based organizations in California. Her projects cover child welfare, domestic violence, nutrition, tobacco, alcohol and other drug problems, perinatal health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, criminal justice, and community-based service collaboration. She has conducted needs assessments and health/social services status reports for over 25 agencies and organizations, and written nearly 30 case studies describing the tobacco policy/advocacy work of cities and community-based organizations. She is principal author of a major case study analyzing the challenges confronting underfunded social agencies serving low income communities; and of four primers that provide information about the state child welfare system, CalWORKs, and nutrition issues to local and state leaders, service providers, educators, students, and other stakeholders. She holds an MPH in Policy and Planning from UC Berkeley.