Diane Kindermann Henderson is the mother of St. Francis twin alumnae Lillian and Vivienne Henderson (2021). As a Troubie parent, Diane was able to experience the unparalleled faith-driven, stellar education provided to young women at St. Francis.
Ms. Kindermann is an attorney and founding partner of Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. based in Sacramento. Since 1989, Diane has practiced law in three interconnected arenas: land use, environmental and real estate law. She represents private entity clients and public agency clients throughout the state. In addition to her client representation, Diane has enjoyed seats on numerous state and local boards and commissions linked to professional and community organizations.
She was educated in Catholic schools from first grade through college. Diane attended high school at St. Louise de Marillac, an all-girl college preparatory secondary school in Northfield, Illinois, just north of Chicago.
As a parent of students in Catholic schools here in Sacramento, Diane has served on the Holy Spirit CSAC board; taught weekly EDGE classes (Life Teen’s Catholic middle school youth ministry); has volunteered for five years as a room parent; co-chaired father-daughter dances since her daughters were in second grade, and along with her husband, has tried to be one of those “go-to” parent teams who mobilized when volunteer help was needed by the school.
Diane has continuously been a Girl Scout Troop Leader from the time her daughters were in first grade on through their high school years. They each now possess a Girl Scout Lifetime Membership. At her local parish, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clarksburg, she is a Eucharistic Minister and plays in the hand-bell choir.
Diane is honored to serve the St. Francis community in this role on the Board of Trustees and to share her devotion to a Catholic education as the best foundation for the development of confident, young women who improve humanity and our world. Diane looks forward to helping in any way that her background can best serve St. Francis. She also looks forward to learning from the intellectual talents and spiritual gifts of all the other Board members and Board meeting participants.