Dionne is a retired CPA.  She had a long professional career in accounting and finance that includes: overseeing the assurance practice of Price Waterhouse, serving as the chief financial officer of an insurance company, and teaching as an adjunct professor of accounting at George Washington University. Dionne lives in Vero Beach and is treasurer of her homeowners’ association. She is a lifelong Democrat, who wants to help turn Florida and Indian River County blue. She has been a campaign volunteer in both Virginia and Florida.  Dionne is married and the mother of four adult children.