Donna works at St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho as a Grants Development Specialist and Community Outreach Advocate. She was born in Pennsylvania has worked most of her life in the social services industry. She received her BA in Communications from Marywood University in 1984, then returned to college in 2010, where she received a Diploma in Digital Art and an Associate’s of Science degree in Graphic Design in 2013 from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Throughout her life, Donna has also worked in the restaurant business (often as a second job) as a server, hostess, manager, bartender and in 2007, owner. Although she has now returned to social work full time, her experience in the service industry has given her a lifetime of lessons and a full heart for those that do these jobs for a living.
She lived in Sandpoint for over 20 years and recently relocated to Coeur d’Alene. She attends First Presbyterian Church, where she first became involved with CDAIDE as a volunteer and mentor. She is honored to now serve as a board member.