Linda holds a Ph.D., a Masters and a Bachelors of Social Work. Linda has over 29 years of experience working in non-profit, human services and health care, including almost 20 years with Alberta Health Services where her most recent role has been the manager, Provincial Addiction and Mental Health. She has also been an instructor at St. Mary’s University and the University of Calgary where she has lectured on issues of diversity, oppression, leadership, and racism as a social determinant of health. Linda has a solid background in research, structural; transformational change management and community development. She has a strong commitment to racialization, equity, mental health, environmental health, diversity, and cultural competency.