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Dianne Reynolds Cane M.D.


Joined the board in: 2010

Professional title: Physician, Central Area Health Network

Dr. Dianne Reynolds-Cane is a primary care physician with the Central Area Health Network, a federally qualified health center serving metro Richmond. Previously, she served as Director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP), and as Medical Director of the Henrico County Sheriff's Office, and Medical Director of the Daily Planet Healthcare for the Homeless Clinic. Additionally, while Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health at Virginia Commonwealth University, she developed a fourth year medical school elective course, Health Care for the Homeless.

While Director of DHP, Virginia's Past Governor McDonnell designated Dr. Reynolds-Cane Virginia's team leader for the development of a statewide plan to reduce prescription drug abuse, as well as team leader to develop a statewide plan to expedite civilian licensure of veteran licensed practical nurses, physical therapy assistants, and emergency medical technicians. 

Dianne is a Williamson Institute Health Law Fellow, a Claude Moore Physician Leadership Institute Health Policy Fellow, and a past Fellow of the U.S. Federation of State Medical Boards. She has held appointments to several state committees and boards including the Virginia Board of Medicine where she served as its first African-American woman President. She also served on the Virginia State Bar Third District Committee. 

Dianne has been honored locally and nationally for her professional achievements, including her designation as a Virginia Hero by tennis pro Arthur Ashe's organization and as a winner of the Richmond YWCA's Outstanding Woman Award in Health and Science. Currently, she serves on the local boards of the Jenkins Foundation, The Community Foundation, Randolph-Macon College, Drive to Work, and the Richmond Academy of Medicine Honoring Choices Advisory Board.