Dianna MacDonald

In This Section

Notes from the Backpack Podcast

Dianna MacDonald
Santa Rosa, CA
Golden State PTA, Sacramento, CA          

Personal and Professional Information

  • Wife and Mother to four amazing men: Mike, (husband) Denton, Cole, Tanner (sons) and two pugs, Frank and Rosie
  • Chief Financial Officer & Owner North Bay Commercial Services Inc.
  • Master in Governance, California School Board Association
  • Banking


PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • California State PTA President & Chief Executive Officer (2017-2019)
  • California State Superintendent appointed Committee with California Department of Education: Closing the Achievement Gap, Increasing K-12 Finding, Early Education, Preparing Students for Tomorrow Committees (2019-Current)
  • Resource Development Committee Chair (2015-Current)
  • Ex officio California State PTA Committees: Budget, Bylaws, Board Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Finance, Investment, Grievance, Legislation Action, Resolutions, Reflections, School Smarts, Scholarships and Grants, Special Events Steering, Student Involvement and Whistleblower

Previous service includes:

  • President-elect California State PTA (2015-2017)
  • Family Engagement Legislative Advocate (2013-2015)
  • Vice President for Education (2012-2013)
  • Leadership Mentor (2009-2012)
  • Fourteenth District President overseeing Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake County PTAs (2007-2009)
  • Jefferson Elementary PTA President, Vice President, Treasurer (2004-2007)

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Commission on the Status of Women for Sonoma County (2018-Current)
  • Education and Community Consultant to Sonoma County Sheriff (2019-Current)

Previous service includes:

  • Elected School Board Trustee, Cloverdale Unified School District (2008-2016)
  • California School Board Association Delegate Assembly Member (2014-2016)
  • Chair Cloverdale Spring Dance to benefit all PTAs and Project Graduation (2005-2007)

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Oak Recipient (2019)
  • Golden Oak Recipient (2018)
  • Honorary Service Award
  • Cloverdale Volunteer of the Year (2006)