Served as envoy
- 2022 – Belarus
Dian Christensen Hillis will be instrumental in expanding the im program in the United States through our partnership with Special Olympics. Dian has been instructing and coaching aquatics for Special Olympics for over 20 years. She started a local program to provide a Special Olympics sports opportunity for her daughter. The competitive program started with eight athletes and has grown to over 35 swimmers who train year-round. Her Learn-To-Swim program has reached nearly 175 athletes. In 2006, 2010, and 2014, Dian served as the Nebraska Head Aquatics Coach for the Special Olympics National Games. She was named the Assistant Coach for the 2007 Special Olympic World Games and Head Coach for the 2011 and 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Dian has been successfully using the im Program since 2010 not only with her local program athletes but also with athletes she is training and coaching for the national and world stages.