Diane Louard-Michel is a visionary supportive housing professional with more than twenty-five years of experience in the field.  

Prior to joining Lantern, Diane worked at Unique People Services, a New York nonprofit that serves disadvantaged members of society, where she served as Senior Director of Real Estate & Development. Ms. Louard-Michel also worked as a leader at the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) for nearly two decades.

Ms. Louard-Michel holds a master’s degree in historic preservation from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Yale University.  She has served on the Board of Directors for Community Access and Project Hospitality and as an at-large member of the New York City Coalition for the Continuum of Care.