holds the record as the longest sustaining family advocate at FAN
having come to the organization in 2002 after having worked in patient care at UNC Hospitals
for nearly 20 years.
When she began with FAN, she provided parent support and education.
provides intensive support to parents whose children become court involved.
Linda advocates for the family's needs in all three juvenile court systems - juvenile, social services, and truancy courts - and helps parents navigate what is often a confusing and frustrating system of care.
has been a constant productive force in rural Orange County, helping families in child and family team meetings, youth planning conferences, court planning conferences, as well as participating in a variety of public forums.
Linda currently serves as FAN liaison on a special work group with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) relating to issues surrounding the achievement gap.
She also serves as liaison at monthly meetings for the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC).
She is an active member of NC Families United and trains local parents in skill-building and strengthening-families techniques.
is the mother of three adult children, one whose special needs taught her
the importance of advocacy.