Diane Furlan is a marvelous combination of enthusiasm, energy, and efficiency. She states that her father, Don Hoover, modeled for her his good work habits. He worked for the railroad for 47 years, but to this day he states, “I never worked a day in my life.” Diane enjoys being employed at the law firm as much as her father enjoyed working on the railroad. She credits her mother, Mary, who raised six children, with providing her with parenting wisdom about “what works and what doesn’t.” Diane cherishes her four grown children and eight grandchildren and finds grandparenting more fun than parenting!
2012 grew Diane’s faith tremendously when her then 3 year old granddaughter, Bella was diagnosed with ALL (Leukemia). Then again in 2013 Diane continued to be sustained through her faith in God when her then 33 year old son, Jeremy was called home unexpectedly. She uses these experiences in life to minister to others who find themselves in similar situations.
Having been the guardian and executrix for her aunt prior to her passing gave Diane renewed compassion for the elderly and our clients. And that compassion combined with her knowledge of Medicaid enabled her to assist her husband in finding quality care for his aging parents.
Watch out for Diane, as she may turn up anywhere that cars are being driven, displayed, or sold. Frankly, she loves cars—yes, she’s quite a “gear-head”! If you happen to be traveling with her, she may become distracted as she exclaims, “Hey, look at that ‘57 Corvette!” Diane is always looking for someone to go with her to car shows (of any kind)—and now she’s found that special “someone” in Steve Furlan, whom she married in 2008.
Away from work, Diane likes spending time with her husband and best friend, Steve (a retired police officer), her children, and grandchildren.
Hobbies and likes:
- Quality time with friends
She is an important and caring member of the Law ElderLaw team, and we are grateful that she serves with us.
- Medicaid Legal Assistant/Client Services, Law ElderLaw, LLP, 2007-present
- Receptionist / Financial Secretary / Office Administrator, First Presbyterian Church, 1994-2007
- Technical Advisor, The Traveler’s Insurance Company, 1984-1994