As President and CEO of Koinonia, Diane Beastrom has led the organization in becoming the region’s leading service provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For nearly 35 years, she has overseen the expansion of the organization’s services and resources, including managing mergers with two other intellectual and developmental disabilities service providers and launching adult and school-based employment services. Diane also led the development of Koinonia’s first Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF’s) and supported living programs.
Under Diane’s leadership, Koinonia has grown into a $30 million enterprise with 22 licensed residential homes, 51 supported living sites, day support, and vocational and career services, expanding into Summit, Medina, Lake, Geauga, and Lorain counties. A values-driven and goals-oriented executive, Diane leads Koinonia with a demonstrated commitment to people, development, innovation, and collaboration.
In 2018, Diane was named as one of the Notable Women in Healthcare by Crain’s Cleveland Business. She is Vice-Chairperson for the Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA), as well as Vice President of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Psychology, and a master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Cleveland State University. She also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University.