A midwife for over forty years, Linda has a career-long commitment not only to midwifery and the health of women and birthing people, but also health equity and the intersection of health and mental health. She obtained her BSN and MPH, with majors in Public Health Nursing and Maternal Child Health, from the University of Michigan. Her certificate in Midwifery was obtained from SUNY Downstate, and she completed her MSW at Rutgers University, with a certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. Her midwifery experience includes: Chief of Midwifery at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (Paterson), clinical practice at Planned Parenthood, FQHC’s and in a community hospital midwifery practice, solo private midwifery practice, and both nursing and midwifery faculty. As a Social Worker, she has worked as an In-Home Therapist with a focus on adolescents. On a national level she was the New Jersey AIM representative to ACNM and the ACNM Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. In New Jersey she has served as  a member of the Board of Medical Examiners Midwifery Committee, the NJ Blue Ribbon Panel on Black Infant Mortality, and two-term President of the New Jersey Affiliate of ACNM.  She currently serves on the New Jersey Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Taskforce and the NJ Perinatal Quality Collaborative as Co-Chair of the PQC Perinatal Disparities Work-Group. She is the founding chair of the NJ Health Cares about Domestic and Sexual Violence Collaborative, and the principle of LSL Consulting, LLC.