Donna comes to PLAN with a background in professional theatre, theatre education, social policy planning, and disability advocacy. She co-founded Lifetime Networks Ottawa, a PLAN affiliate and was an active participant in many Ottawa regional disability-related committees. Donna holds degrees in theatre, education, and Russian. She has lived in Moscow, Washington DC and London, England, with her husband Jim who is the Canadian High Commissioner. Donna and Jim have two children, Natalie and Nicholas. Nicholas has severe cerebral palsy and is medically complex.