Dr. Diane R. Johnson, Born on February 12, 1948 in Chicago, IL. In 1967 Diane spent a year in Israel, on a Kibbutz. She married in December 1968 and in August 1975 she became a widow as a result of a bad auto accident that involved the whole family. Diane had many accomplishments and motivated and assisted many in their accomplishments; her life leitmotif was "Caring" in education (subject of her thesis). In the late 1970's (in Memphis), she produced "Women and the Healing Arts" . In the early 1980's she was involved in promoting and coordinating the Jewish Education at Atlanta JCC, Hadassah, and established the Jewish-Black Coalition. Diane attended Mercer College, Atlanta, she worked her way up from the Media Assistant position to the Director of the department, while finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Communication, later earning her Master's Degree and Doctorate Degree in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was the Director of Distance Learning at the Albuquerque Community College and Technical Vocational Institute (2003-2005). Diane worked as an Assistant Director at the college of online Learning, St. Leo University in San Antonio, Florida (2005-2014) , she retired from Administration, but continued teaching online at St. Leo University and Capella University, where she guided grateful doctoral candidates through the rigors of their dissertation development and their completion. Diane gave incredible support to her students. She was very rigorous and caring. Diane's life ended too soon and too abrupt, on May 10th of 2016 she passed away, at the age of 68 . She was deeply loved by many friends and family and will be greatly missed. Graveside services were held Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Gan Shalom Cemetery in Lutz.