Director of Adoptive Services
Linda has worked in the field of adoptions for 16 years, within the child welfare/foster care system in Florida and has been involved in writing adoption procedures and training materials in this state. She has degrees in Mass Communications, Human Development and minored in Management with a focus in marketing and Social Work in Graduate School. She is certified as an Adoption Specialist, Child Welfare Case Manager Supervisor and Child Welfare Trainer in the state of Florida.
Linda’s work entails overseeing the operations of the office, including creating and implementing policies and procedures in accordance with Florida laws, providing educational outreach and maintaining connections within the community. She assists birth mothers to ensure their pregnancy option is a healthy experience for her, assists prospective adoptive families through the process, assigns and or completes adoptive home studies and post placement supervision reports for the State of Florida and maintains and follows procedures involved with ICPC.
Linda enjoys connecting people and watching them succeed. She is often called “the connector” or “the cheerleader” as she watches people grow in their passion. If she had to declare her own passion, it would be mentoring.
Her spare time is mostly about spending time with her family. They love boating around the area and just being together. Linda loves to read and also make quilts and has been known to work through the night if she’s on a roll. On weekends you might find her in the garden or out supporting local budding musicians.
On a serious note Linda also volunteers her time mentoring individuals within the addiction and recovery community. She does presentations at schools and at various rehabs and also supports and councils many young people struggling in their addiction including coaching them in their recovery. She is very passionate about this.