Diane Petronko has been an active volunteer and activist for women’s health and women’s political participation. Diane began her volunteering work in 1972 working at the Pittsburgh Free Clinic. She also volunteered for many years at Women’s Health Services and was an active member of the Greater Pittsburgh Area NOW Chapter-Nurses NOW Task Force, 1972-1975. Diane has been a member of the WGF’s Leadership Circle for many years. In the 1980’s Diane co-authored “The New Assertive Nurse” and trained nurses nationwide to disrupt the male-dominated healthcare system. Diane has been a strong ACLU activist for Reproductive Freedom, including her work with the Clara Duvall Project that monitors implementation of the pregnant women anti-shackling PA law.  Diane is passionate about the need for medically accurate Comprehensive Sexual Education and has worked to effect curriculum changes within local school districts. Diane is known as a strong supporter of women pursuing elected office as well as numerous organizations that serve women and girls.  Drawing on her public health background, Diane thinks upstream, with a focus on causation and prevention.