Dianne Primavera is a leading patient advocate who has spent decades fighting for every Coloradan’s access to quality, affordable health care.
As a young mom in 1988, Dianne was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her doctor told her that she had, at most, five years to live. Since her first diagnosis, Dianne has been diagnosed with three other types of cancer. Her personal experience with cancer inspired her to make it her life’s work to ensure every Coloradan has access to the health care they need when they need it.
In 1990, Dianne was hired by the Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury Center, where her work focused on helping individuals dealing with traumatic brain injuries recover and resume dignified, fulfilling lives. Since then, she’s held many prominent positions throughout the public and nonprofit sectors devoted to furthering life-saving medical research and connecting Coloradans who experience illness with the treatment they need to recover.
In 2006, Dianne was elected to the first of four terms in the State Legislature, representing Broomfield, Superior, and parts of Erie. Throughout her service, Dianne was highly regarded for her success working across the aisle to promote Colorado small businesses, lower prescription drug costs, and expand access to affordable health care.
Most recently, Dianne served as the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado, one of the largest organizations in the country dedicated to breast cancer prevention, research, treatment, and education.
As the Lieutenant Governor, Dianne leads six programs including: the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, the Office of eHealth Innovation, the Colorado Disability Funding Commission and Disability Policy, the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, Serve Colorado, and Aerospace and Defense.
Dianne is a lifelong Coloradan and a Broomfield resident. She has two adult daughters and three beautiful grandkids. Dianne is also an avid dancer — taking after her dad, who was a dedicated ballroom dancer throughout his life, even on his 95th birthday.