Sunday, February 11, 2007


Diane Pedevillano, the Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, was chosen as Woman of the Year by the Poughkeepsie Branch of AAUW.

Diane is completely committed to providing opportunities for all children to reach their full potential and to enhancing the quality of life in her community. She has successfully led a growing team of talented individuals in the museum's steady growth.

The museum offers interactive exhibits and programs which educate over 60,000 annual visitors about the environment, arts, culture, history, health and science. The museum has become an educational resource center, family destination, tourist attraction and catalyst for downtown/waterfront revitalization.

Diane also serves on the board of the Children's Services Council of Dutchess County and the Child Care Council of Dutchess and is a member of the Zero to Three Partnership. She has served as an advisory board member for the Poughkeepsie City Schools Even Start Program.

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