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Diane Elizabeth Gelburd

Diane Elizabeth Gelburd, American conservationist.


  • Gelburd, Diane Elizabeth was born on September 28, 1952 in New York City. Daughter of Irving and Margaret Beryl (Thorbes) Gelburd.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, George Washington University, 1974. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, American University, 1988.


    • Archeologist, anthropologist Smithsonian Institution, George Washington University, Dobe, Botswana, 1976. Archeologist Bureau Reclamation, Washington, 1977, National Park Service, Washington, 1977-1979, associate anthropologist, 1979-1980. National cultural resources specialist Soil Conservation Services, 1980-1988, assistant director economic and social science division, 1988-1991, national research coordinator, 1991-1992, associate deputy chief for programs, 1992-1995.

      Regional conservationist for East Natural Resources Conservation Services, Beltsville, Maryland, 1995-1998. Director ecological science division Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, 1998—2007. Director OPS Management, since 2007.

      Co-chairman White House Interagy. Ecosys. Initiative, 1994—1996. Chairman executive resources board United States Department of Agriculture, 2004—2007, federal designated official agricultural air quality taskforce, 2005—2007.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    CPR instructor American Red Cross, Arlington, Virginia, 1983-1986. Member steering committee Federal Preservation Forum, 1989-1990. Mentor fellowship program Council for Basic Education, 1991-1993.

    Member American Society Conservation Archeology (executive committee 1988-1990), American Anthropological Association, American Women in Science, George Wright Society (local chapter treasurer 1982), Soil and Water Conservation Society (program committee 1992, vice chairman human resources division 1985-1986, chairman 1986-1987, local chapter secretary 1984, vice president 1985, president 1987), Society of America Archeology (executive committee federal archaeology 1979-1984, public education committee 1990-1993, save the past for the future 1988-1991, professional relations committee 1990-1993, associate editor book reviews American Antiquity 1989-1993), Executive Women Government (treasurer 1998-1999, president 1999-2000), Senior Executive Association (board directors 2002-2008, treas, 2006-2008), Phi Kappa Phi.


    • father: Irving Gelburd
    • mother: Margaret Beryl (Thorbes) Gelburd
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    Born September 28, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1974
      George Washington University
    • 1978
      George Washington University
    • 1988
      American University
    • 1976
    • 1977
      archeologist Bureau Reclamation
      Washington, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      archeologist Bureau Reclamation
      Washington, United States
    • 1995 - 1998
      regional conservationist for East Natural Resources Conservation Services
      Beltsville, Maryland, United States
    • 1998 - 2007
      director, ecological science division Natural Resources Conservation Service
      Washington, United States
    • 2007
      director, OPS Management
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