Diane Lane Chambers, a resident and native of Colorado, holds a B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Colorado. Nationally certified as a sign language interpreter she began her career in the Denver Public School system as an educational interpreter and, for thirteen years, directed a summer program at Gove Community School, into which Deaf and physically disabled children were mainstreamed.
Over thirty-five years as a free-lance interpreter she has provided sign language interpretation for Deaf and Deaf-Blind individuals in a wide array of settings including health care, business, education, and government.
In addition to her career as professional sign language interpreter, Diane is a writer, publisher, and the author of two non-fiction books. She is the past president and current vice president of the Denver Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, a professional organization which supports women of the arts, and promotes education of the arts through community outreach projects.
As a breast cancer survivor and advocate, Diane is a 2003 graduate of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD, and since then has participated in a number of the NBCC’s Advocacy Trainings in Washington D.C., and Lobby Days on Capital Hill. In December 2005, she attended the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and graduated from the Alamo Breast Cancer Patient Advocate Program. Locally she has volunteered for the American Cancer Society giving presentations and meeting with newly diagnosed women as part of the Reach to Recovery Program, and was a liason on the Susan G. Koman's Multicultural Breast Health Conference committee. She lives with her husband in Conifer, Colorado.
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