Diane Welborn has served as Ombudsman for Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio since July 1999.  The office handles citizen complaints about government agencies and advocates for the rights of residents of long term care facilities.

Ms. Welborn completed her M.A. from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.  Before her association with the Ombudsman’s Office, Ms. Welborn served as Coordinator of Professional Networks and Membership for Amnesty International, USA; and Staff member of Dwight Hall of Yale University.

Ms. Welborn is the author of the weekly “Ombudsman Column” published in the Dayton Daily Newspaper, author of the Ombudsman Office Weekly Update and the producer of the monthly “Ombudsman Program” on Dayton Access Television.

Ms. Welborn currently serves as the First Vice-President of the International Ombudsman Institute;  member of the Board of Directors of the Five Rivers Health Center; Chair of the International Service Project Committee of the Dayton Rotary Club; and member of the Leadership Council of the Presbytery of the Miami Valley. She is a former Treasurer and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the United States Ombudsman Association. She served on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (LAWO/ABLE) from 2008-2016.