When Linda DeBor set foot in the Covestro Center offices to tell her story, she brought with her pages of handwritten notes and decades-old photographs that meant very much to her. She called friends, family members, and colleagues, gathering detailed information to prepare.
First – and most important – point of business? Her values. Service. Community engagement. Compassion. Collaboration. Integrity.
Next? Her local nonprofit experience. It ranges from co-president of a Pittsburgh-based animal rescue to dental clinic volunteer to Tai Chi health advocate to finance committee member to parish representative.
Before settling in Pittsburgh, Linda also focused much of her professional career in healthcare. She served on the board of trustees for the Cleveland chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Area Agency on Aging. She held the position of examiner, trainer, and team lead for the Veterans Health Administration. She also received the Ohio Award for Excellence for her work with the Governor’s office.
Now, as an Executive Service Corps volunteer, she focuses her efforts – and her passion – on nonprofits that need help in areas of process improvement, stability and management, strategic planning, and executive transition. In her time of leisure, Linda participates in Pittsburgh historical reading groups, gardens, cooks, travels, and exercises to stay balanced, healthy, and cultured.