Linda Handley, Executive Director

Linda Handley, MHA joined the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities as executive director October 1, 2020.

Linda brings significant experience in community building, academics, and education and is passionate about building collaborations to further healthy community building. Having received her undergraduate and Master's degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, Linda spent over 10 years working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in a leadership role. Linda’s work in the non-profit sector includes developing best-in-class infrastructure for a sustainable organization, advancing new and existing donor relationships, and management of interdisciplinary teams. She has served as an Executive Director of a non-profit overseeing all aspects of programming, fundraising, operations, and human resources. She implemented policies to maintain a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteer pool by providing career coaching, growth, and personal development for workers. Additionally, she has consulted with non-profits nation-wide on strategy, fundraising and operational efficiency. 

Linda is eager to work alongside the BHAC board, organizational team, and our members as we continue to navigate this unprecedented time. Assisting Linda, Megan Amaya provides key, ongoing support for operational and strategic initiatives, Keira McGlone directs marketing and communication strategies, and Rebecca Momany assists in fiscal and administrative tactics.