“There are so many opportunities to volunteer in my community. I explored those opportunities after relocating to Petoskey, MI. I never felt like the type of volunteer work I was involved in met my needs to give back to the community. My neighbor invited me to a Christ Child event. I immediately felt welcome and knew I could make a difference in children’s lives.”
Linda serves on the 2018-20 National Christ Child Society Board as a Vice President, as well as chair of the Conference/Convention Committee.
Linda joined the Northern Michigan Christ Child Society Chapter in 2009. Prior to becoming the chapter’s Vice President in 2013 and President from 2015-16, she served as Chair of the chapter’s Thanksgiving Project, and was involved with its Christmas Shopping, Layette Project. Linda continues as Past President/Advisor for a two-year term, which started in 2017. She chairs the Grant Committee and is active in the chapter’s annual fundraiser.
Linda earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma. Her nursing career spans over 30 years, most of which involved providing specialized care to pulmonary patients.
Linda also had a 20-year career in the Oklahoma Air National Guard as a Flight Nurse, from which she retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. This included 3 overseas deployments to the Middle East, where she transported and provided care to wounded soldiers and served as Chief Nurse over Iraq and the Horn of Africa theater. Stateside, Linda served as Officer in Charge of Staff Development, in which capacity she managed training of a large section of officers and enlisted personnel.
To contact Linda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Richard Beauchamp