As the Director of Foundation & Client Relationships at Adasina, Diane brings philanthropic and financial expertise to her work with values-aligned organizations. Diane Manuel is also the Founder of Create Success Lab, a Training & Development Platform designed to support the process and the journey to success. She previously served as a Financial Advisor at Urban Wealth Management after a successful career with Merrill Lynch, the California Endowment, and The J. Paul Getty Museum. She has published articles on Investopedia.com, Nasdaq.com and on the Urban Wealth Management website, where she writes a series focused on philanthropy called “Your Life. Your Legacy.” Diane is a founding member of the Giving Circle Angelenos 4 Los Angeles which is active in the entrepreneurship and the promotion of innovative solutions to support uplifting change in the African-American community in Southern California. Diane has over 20 years of experience helping individuals and organizations in their efforts to identify, implement, and accomplish their goals. Additionally, Diane is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional.