Diane Pierotti

Bio


Expertise

§ Proposal Development/ Submission

§ Research Initiative Development

§ Funding Opportunity Identification

§ Grant writing

§ Strategic Planning and Project Planning/Execution

§ Contract & Grant Administration and Extramural Funds Compliance

§ Budget & Resource Management

§ Non-profit Management

§ Institutional Philanthropy

Experience

DP Grantmaker (2012 – Current)

Select Clients: Engineering Biology Research Consortium, Planned Parenthood Northern California, multiple biotech start-ups

Director of Research Advancement (2015 – Current)

Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) & Biological Systems and Engineering

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Director of Institutional Philanthropy (2013 – 2015)

Planned Parenthood Northern California

University of California, Berkeley (1982 – 2012)

Asst. Vice Chancellor, Research

Deputy Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3)

Campus Communications Coordinator: Berkeley Financial System

Management Services Officer, Department of Integrative Biology

Deputy Director, Institute of Industrial Relations (IIR)

Contracts and Grants Manager, Electronics Research Lab (ERL)

Education & Affiliations

Pre-award Certificate | Society for Research Administrators International – 2011

Bioentrepreneurship Certificate | Haas School of Business | UC Berkeley – 2004

Bachelor of Arts | University of California, Berkeley – 1986

Society for Research Administrators International – Member

National Organization of Research Development Professionals – Member

Selected Awards

(over $2B successfully awarded)

Department of Energy | Joint BioEnergy Institute | $125M (5 years)

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation | General Operating Support | $460K (18 mos)

Marin Community Foundation and Marin County Board of Supervisors | $500K (12 mos)

NIH | “Physical Science Oncology Center” (NCI) | $15M (5 years)

BP, Inc. | “Energy Biosciences Institute” | $500M (10 years) (largest industry award to a university in nation’s history)

NSF | “Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC) | $36.5M (10 years)

NIH | “Program in Virus Translational Control” (NIGMS) | $6.8M (5 years)

NIH | “Structure & Function of Transciption Complexes” (NCI) | $10.2M (5 years)

Keck Foundation | “MacroLAB” | $2M (3 years)

Gates Foundatin | “Technology for Global Health: Affordable/Accessible Malaria Treatment” | $45M (5 years)

NIH | “Central California 900 MHZ NMR Spectrometer” (NIGMS) | $5.9M (5 years)

NIH | “National Program of Excellence in Biomedical Computing” | $1.12M (3 years)

Honors

Employee Recognition Award (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) | 2018

Employee Recognition Award (Planned Parenthood Northern California | 2013

Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (Energy Biosciences Institute Proposal) | 2008

“Women Pioneering the Future”, American Association of University Women | 2003

UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award | ’99, ‘03

UC Berkeley Distinguished Service Award | ’95, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00; UCB Distinguished Service Team Award | 1997

UC Berkeley Staff Association Excellence in Management Award | 1997; UCB Management Academy | 1995

Volunteer service

Co-Founder & Treasurer

Choose Love, Inc (501-C-3)

An early-stage non-profit providing education and help to people and families struggling with

drug and alcohol addiction.


Founder & Treasurer

TC Youth Baseball, Inc (501-C-3)

A non-profit supporting amateur athletic development programs for youth


Founder & President

Youth Activities Development Association (YADA) (501-C-3)

A non-profit supporting youth programs in unincorporated Rodeo, CA. This non-profit was formed to replace the activities of the Boys & Girls Club when they closed their facilities in the town. YADA was successful in attracting the YMCA to the town which took over YADA’s mission after a couple years of operation.


Chair, Rodeo Municipal Advisory Committee, County Supervisor Appointee (2002-2004)

Director, United States Specialty Sports Association (1998 - 2008)

Rodeo Weed and Seed Advisory Committee – Federal Community Revitalization Program (1998–2004)

Rodeo Waterfront/Downtown Redevelopment Task Force (2000 – 2004)

Rodeo Municipal Advisory Committee, County Supervisor Appointee (2000 – 2002)

Treasurer, Rodeo Baseball Association (2000 – 2002)

Chair, Special District R-10 Community Advisory Council, County Supervisor Appointee (1998 – 2001)

John Swett Unified School District Facilities Committee (1998 – 2000)

President, Rodeo Baseball Association (1998 – 2000)

John Swett Unified School District Facilities Committee (1998 – 2000)

Board Member (various positions), Rodeo Baseball Association (1994-1998, 2000-2002)