dmbrownAn active hiker and outdoor person, Dianne Matukaitis Brown grew up landlocked in southern Ohio. She spent her childhood outdoors playing in the brook at the bottom of her garden – digging for clay and chasing the fish and crawdads that lived under the rocks. Her contact with the ocean was limited to family vacations in California or by the sea in England. Once there, the ocean transported her to a magical planet of amazing light, sound and smells.

Prior to joining the board of W2O, Dianne worked in banking, served as Treasurer on several boards, and was active as a Girl Scout leader and Community Food Pantry volunteer. She loves swimming, diving, body surfing, ocean kayaking and paddle boarding. Her spirit animal is a dolphin. She lives with her family in Sudbury, and spends countless summer hours enjoying Narragansett Bay and her husband’s home town of Jamestown, RI. Dianne holds a BA in History with a minor in Economics from Wellesley College, and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from Babson’s Olin School of Business. She currently serves as Director of Finance for W2O and is a member of the Executive Committee.