Diane B. Jastromb

Outreach and Development Committee Member

A Lake Forest resident, Mrs. Jastromb has been active in Chicago’s philanthropic community for more than 35 years with schools in her community, SHALVA and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Chicago. She is a recipient of the Community Service award from the Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually impaired where she has served on the Board. Mrs. Jastromb now serves on the BRF’s Outreach and Development Committee.

She is very interested in furthering research on how our brains and one’s personal environment shapes emotional and chemical balances, as well as alternative therapies to treat current illnesses. The death of her daughter who suffered from Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and chemical dependence has intensified her belief that innovative research is paramount to discovering new knowledge and treatments for brain disorders.