Director Bailey is very active within the community. She was previously involved as a volunteer in Fire/Emergency Medical Services with MCFR starting in 1992 where she discovered her ability and joy in serving others. She also has previous experience as an MCFR Board member from July 1999 to January 2011 and served on the Fire District Budget Committee as well until becoming a Board member in 2019.
A longtime resident of The Dalles, Director Bailey spends time working in her garden, reading, time with family, and walking dogs Chukar, Dusky, and Brant on the River Front Trail. In 2002, Director Bailey pursued a nursing career that has spanned frontline care in medical-surgical, family birth, and critical care to that of a nurse educator at Columbia Gorge Community College. Director Bailey later joined Mid-Columbia Center for Living (MCCFL) in the spring of 2016 as Nurse Care Supervisor to assist in the design and implementation of an integrated care model which emphasizes recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health.
Diana’s previous occupations include time as an Orchardist, employment with Fish and Game, and working in Forestry. Director Bailey has also been involved with other Boards and committees such as Home at Last, and Habitat for Humanity. Her background and experience in both public and private service makes Diana an excellent representative of our Fire District Board.