Prior to her role as Executive Director of IMPACT Bay Area, Linda worked for fifteen years of public service work in the Bay Area. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health, and extensive experience working with policy, advocacy and fundraising. Linda served as California Policy and Research Director for a national non-profit, which allowed her to develop her management and leadership skills. She also has many years of experience working directly helping individuals recover from trauma, teaching trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga to youth and adults in the juvenile justice system and other institutions. At IMPACT, she loves combining her love for non-profit leadership, helping people empower themselves, and addressing trauma.