Linda was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and immigrated to the United States in 1960. Linda attended San Diego State University before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she worked as a medical assistant and office manager. She and her husband, Richard, have been Hillsborough residents for over 30 years. Together they have five children and four “amazing” grandchildren.
Linda enjoys traveling, reading, Pilates, and lots of family time. She was involved in her children’s schools and activities, as they were growing up. Later, she joined auxiliaries of several nonprofit organizations, such as Community Service League of San Mateo County and the Family Service Auxiliary. At Family Service, Linda served as President and helped launch a pilot mentoring program called Opening Doors. She also is a supporter of CASA’s services for at risk children, and CORA’s services for families involved in domestic abuse. Linda currently also serves on the executive board of Community Gatepath.
Over the past few years she finds herself drawn to organizations involving mental health and disabilities. In Linda’s words: “In this incredibly advanced society of high tech, computers and cellphones, it is easy to feel disconnected and adrift.” She believes strongly in the mission of Caminar and the role it plays in providing much needed support for those living with mental health issues.