Linda provides strategic leadership for LeadingAge’s development of housing policy and priorities, including identifying and analyzing various policy proposals. She works closely with top leadership in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and other key federal agencies and examines federally assisted elderly housing policies. Linda develops relationships with key policy-makers and communicate LeadingAge policies with Capitol Hill and other federal personnel. Working closely with the Vice President, Legislative Affairs, the Director of Grassroots and Member Engagement, and the Senior Vice President, Congressional Affairs and Housing, the Vice President leads advocacy efforts to educate and persuade opinion-leaders on LeadingAge’s policy goals. Linda plays the lead role in educating LeadingAge housing members; relaying timely information; representing LeadingAge among other national housing and community development organizations, coalitions and individuals; and developing strategic, tactical and operational leadership to ensure that programs and policies respond to the needs of the membership.