Two New Hires for CORAL
Diana Williams (pictured at right with daughters Niulan and Isobel) brings more than a decade of development experience to CORAL. Most recently, she was director of development at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, and before that she worked for the Environmental Defense Fund, where she directed the Major Gifts program and coordinated development for the Western region. Prior to joining CORAL, Diana traveled with her husband and daughters throughout Southeast Asia for a year, where she did volunteer and fundraising work for a pediatric cardiac surgery organization in Vietnam and a school and orphanage in Laos. Diana has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Rhode Island College and a master's degree in counseling psychology from Columbia University.
Mathew Higham was born and raised in Cheshire, England. Prior to joining CORAL, he worked at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco as administration assistant before being promoted to IT support manager for the administrative and teaching staff. Mat moved to America in 2004 after many extended visits to San Diego, where he was an active volunteer with the Surfrider Foundation and Ocean Conservancy. He earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in film from England's Manchester Metropolitan University, where he was also part of the surf school and a beach clean-up volunteer.