Staff

Diana Banuelos, Member at Large

Diana Banuelos

Diana was married to an undercover Special Agent with the Department of Justice who developed PTSD after serving 18 years in law enforcement. After almost a year and a half of struggling with the impact his self-destructive behavior was having on their family, they learned of the WCPR program, which he subsequently attended. The results he experienced were transformational, and led Diana to attend the SOS program in 2008, which is designed for significant others or spouses of first responders. The education and counseling she received were pivotal in the healing and restoration that took place in her family. 

Diana completed Basic Peer Support training, and has returned to SOS as a volunteer peer for the last six years. Together, she and her husband shared the goal of reaching out to help first responders and their families cope with the devastating effects that PTSD can cause. In 2010, her husband lost an 11 week battle with pancreatic cancer. Diana is now pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work, with the intent of becoming an LCSW and carrying on their mission of helping other families impacted by PTSD, as well as families experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one.