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Board of Directors

From the founding days of the Diebel Legacy Fund, it has been our family’s goal to build it up and then turn the reigns over to the next generation—to Don Diebel Jr.’s sons.
As we approach our 20th Anniversary, we are very proud that this goal is becoming a reality.

Nicholas R. Diebel, President

Nicholas is Don’s youngest son and graduated with an economics degree from Rollins College.  Nicholas attended Rollins on a golf scholarship and was Captain of the team. Nicholas brings experience from years of sitting on the board of the Diebel Legacy Fund and other community service involvement in the Central Florida community. He is now President of the fund and under his leadership the Fund has had significant growth in its reach in the community as well as fundraising success.


N. Donald Diebel, Sr. M.D., Chairperson

As Don’s father, Dr. Diebel Sr. co-founded the Diebel Legacy Fund and served as its President for over 15 years. Professionally, he is well known and respected both locally and nationally in his medical specialty. He co-founded OB & GYN Specialists, PA in 1977 and has served in several leadership positions with Orlando Health. Don Sr. keeps The Diebel Legacy Fund on track and mentors the organization’s new President.

Christine Diebel Hempsted, Board Member

Christine is a Guidance Counselor at Trinity Preparatory School. Don’s sister— Chris brings a commitment to Don’s memory and helps the Fund remain faithful to his altruistic legacy. She served on the Board of Advisors until 2007, when she moved to the Board of Directors. Chris has been married to her husband Dave for 31 years and the two have three sons together.

Liam A. Diebel, Board Member

Liam Diebel, 24 years old, is Don's middle son and was raised in Winter Park. He graduated from Baylor University in 2020, where he majored in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. He currently works in the United States House of Representatives in Washington D.C. As a board member, he wishes to carry the legacy that Don left behind and continue helping all that are in need.

Peter H. Diebel, Board Member

Pete Diebel is President of Zipline Green. Don’s brother— Pete’s main interest in the fund involves outreach. His vision directed the creation of the Medical Samaritan Program and the Diebel Legacy Fund’s KNIGHTS Clinic. He served on the Board of Advisors until 2007, when he moved to the Board of Directors. Pete has a son, Reilly, who attends Bishop Moore Catholic High School.

Marvin Snyder, Board Member

Marvin Snyder currently serves as Assistant Principal at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida. He has over 15 years of experience in K-12 schools having served in myriad roles. Marvin is a proud product of 13 years of parochial education himself. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wittenberg University, a Master of Science in Higher Education from Florida State University, and an Education Specialist degree from National Louis University. Marvin has been married to his wife Denise for 21 years and the two have four children together, a son who is a sudent at BMC and triplets who attend St. James Cathedral School.