Diane Wagenhals is the Director Emeritus of Lakeside Global Institute. Current responsibilities include overseeing programming and authoring curriculum for the Lakeside Global Institute program (formerly recognized as the Institute for Family Professionals).

She has authored over 35 courses and workshops. She was an adjunct instructor for Philadelphia University, authoring four courses for which students received a trauma minor. She served as a fellow with the Child Trauma Academy from 2010 through 2021. She was a member of the Philadelphia ACEs Task Force. She has maintained certification as a Pennsylvania PQAS (Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System) instructor since 2007 and is a Certified Family Life Educator. She is Secretary on the Executive Board of the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practices, a national non-profit organization that advocates for political involvement in changing the landscape of how we support and fund programs that impact children and families.

Ms. Wagenhals has been an elementary school teacher, a childbirth educator, a family therapist and founder of a parenting education company. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University and performed graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Maryland in Rehabilitation Counseling. She received a Masters of Education Degree in Psycho-Educational Processes, specializing in Family Therapy, from Temple University.