DiAnna Steele hails from the American heartland. Raised a Kansas farm girl, she helps her family maintain an ancestral farm originally settled by her great grandparents in the 1800’s. The first woman in her family to graduate college, DiAnna brought her diverse background in Psychology and Family Therapy to Save the Storks in 2015. She also contributes extensive experience gained while working in corporate sales and contract negotiations with a major airline.
As a member of Save the Storks’ Leadership Team, DiAnna manages Sales & Solutions experts, Consultants, Trainers, and a New Program Development Specialist. Her team provides cutting edge products and services to pregnancy resources centers (PRCs) partnered with Save the Storks. These include mobile medical units (MMUs), strategic consulting services, training services, and customer services. DiAnna eagerly anticipates unveiling a new product (currently in pilot phase) to reach the most abortion-vulnerable women in major metropolitan areas.
Every day at Save the Storks, DiAnna pours out her heart and stretches toward the goal of increasing the number of women PRCs serve, and lives they save. She creates solutions to impact our daily operations and keeps our whole mission in-focus with her Friday evening prayer walks around the office. During those walks, DiAnna prays for the entire Save the Storks staff and the success of all of our endeavors. She introduced our Storks Sales/Solutions team to the magic of electronic contacts (things got a lot more efficient around here!), and was crazy enough to suggest checklists, which resulted in her team’s heightened organization and stronger customer service. The phenomenal growth of our mobile medical unit program proves the fruits of this efficiency and creativity. In just ten months, our fleet of MMUs expanded from 17 to 39!
Her personal love of children and life played a huge role in DiAnna’s journey to Save the Storks. In early stages of a very complicated first pregnancy, three physicians recommended an abortion. Galvanized by her commitment to life and faith in God’s purposes, DiAnna chose life for her son. Later, DiAnna’s love for life overflowed into the lives of the 17 other children she parented through foster care and adoption. Save the Storks founder and CEO, Joe Baker, says that DiAnna is an outstanding and greatly-loved mom. “Her phone rings non-stop on Mother’s Day,” he said. Joe also admires DiAnna’s unshakable commitment to the mission of Save the Storks, noting that she is the last to leave the office each night. “She loves her job,” he says, and she is passionate about it.”
DiAnna firmly believes God calls every individual to a special mission in life. She advises anyone considering involvement or a career in the pro-life movement to consider the intensity of their passion for the unborn and nonprofit ministry. To heed Theodore Roosevelt’s sage advice: “The credit belongs to the man (or woman) who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…who spends self in a worthy cause; who at best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
DiAnna challenges people to pour out their lives for a worthy cause. And “What,” she asks, “is a more worthy cause than life?”