Diana Mendley Rauner


  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Low-income students
  • Minority students
  • Poverty

Diana Mendley Rauner is president of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, a public-private partnership dedicated to unlocking human potential by preparing children born into poverty for success in school and life. The Ounce demonstrates effective solutions with original research, develops early learning programs for at-risk children and families — including the Educare Learning Network of schools — supports practitioners with high-quality professional development, and advocates for sound public policy. Previously, Rauner was a senior researcher at Chapin Hall Center for Children. She earned a doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Chicago and a master’s from Stanford University.