Underserved Communities Foundation

Diana I. Hastings

Executive Director of the Underserved Communities Foundation (UCF)

Diana I. Hastings (maiden name Salaices) currently serves as Executive Director of the Underserved Communities Foundation (UCF) since August 2021. She is an advocate for underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized communities and has dedicated her career to creating and managing programs designed to empower individuals through education, health, and economic development. From 2003-2021 she worked at YWCA El Paso del Norte Region where she served in many different roles, managing the Child Development, School Age, Health and Wellness, Business Development, and Marketing Divisions, as well as numerous federal, state, local, and private grants benefiting the El Paso and surrounding communities. 

A first-generation Mexican-American, Diana was born in El Paso, TX, and was raised in sister city Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico. She attended her formative school years there and moved to the U.S. shortly before turning 18. Diana earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a second one in Criminal Justice. She also holds a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy and Management and a Graduate Certificate in Non-profit Management and Governance from the University of Texas at El Paso. 

Diana is passionate about promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Accessibility and empowering underserved communities.