Linda is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and its elite Counselors Academy as well as a Life Member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee; she co-founded and managed two 501 (C) 3 non-profit organizations; has served on numerous civic and non-profit organizational boards and committees; was the first Community Relations Manager for the City of Tempe, AZ during the time it hosted Super Bowl XXX; has spoken at numerous state and national conferences; and received the 1991 Distinguished Alumni Award from Thiel College in PA.
“Getting old is not an easy task and not meant for the faint of heart. But I’ve found that the elderly can provide us with great insights that only come with age. We must honor and respect their wishes as long as humanly possible.”
She is a Certified Senior Advisor®; a 20-year certified emergency-medical technician (AZ-EMT-B retired); served as a member of the Aging in Community and Legislative & Policy committees to the Arizona Governors Advisory Council on Aging (GACA); and served on the Maricopa County Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition (MEAPA).
Linda actively pursues current news topics, research issues, and educational courses in the aging field, including from University So. California-Davis School of Gerontology, the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and the National Home Builders Association. She holds an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications (ECHM) and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).