Linda is an active community volunteer and consultant dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the not-for-profit sector. Drawing on 25 years of financial and leadership experience, she helps not-for-profit organizations build strategic planning capability, sound governance practices and financial sustainability. Linda has a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Queen’s University. In 2012, she was a graduate of the inaugural Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation program at the University of Waterloo. A long-time volunteer with various charities, Linda currently serves as President of the Board with Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa, member of the United Way Community Services Cabinet and Advisor to the Community Forward Fund, which provides loans and financial coaching services to not-for-profit organizations.