Diana Atwood Johnson

Diana Atwood Johnson currently serves as Chair for Old Lyme's Open Space Committee, of which she has been a member since 1998, as well as Chair of the Connecticut Natural Heritage, Open Space, and Watershed Land Acquisition Review Board, also serving since 1998. She served 10 years on the Board of the Connecticut Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, and is also a member of the Connecticut Land Conservation Coalition, Old Lyme Conservation Trust, Connecticut Audubon, National Audubon, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She has served on the board of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts since 1980 and was its Chair from 1996-2003 and 2011-2013. From 1986-1992 she served as President of the Connecticut River Museum. She also served on the board of The Bank of Southern Connecticut and was a founding Director of the Maritime Bank and Trust Company in Essex, CT from 1989-1999 and served as its Vice Chairman. She earned her undergraduate degree from Skidmore College. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of New Haven in 2014. Diana is an avid birder and bird photographer. (Member since 2010)