The Sibling Leadership Network would like to welcome our new Board of Directors Vice Chair, Linda Monterroso! We are very excited to have you with us!
Linda lives in Las Vegas, NV but was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She has a brother, Steve with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who is five years younger. From an early age, Linda was involved in Steve’s care which introduced her to advocacy with AHRC and other nonprofit organizations, committed to finding ways for people with IDD to live full lives. Linda was introduced to the Sibling Leadership Network NY chapter during a conference hosted by ADAPT Community Network (formerly UCP of NY).
In 2018, Linda relocated to Memphis Tennessee where she was appointed by the governor as a member of the Tennessee Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. As a Council member, Linda was among a group of Tennesseans tasked with improving disability policies and practice, educating policymakers and the public through community collaboration. She was also a member of the Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS), a chapter of the Sibling Leadership Network.
Linda relocated to Las Vegas in 2020, where she saw a need to form a Nevada chapter of the Sibling Leadership Network. She partnered with the University of Nevada at Reno to create the Nevada SLN chapter and works with local organizations serving those with disabilities to build the chapter. Linda also serves as a Community Advocacy Committee member for the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities.
When Linda is not advocating for those with disabilities, working as a clinical research director or working on her Doctorate in Health Sciences, you can find her exploring the desert with her fiancé, rescue dogs and hosting family and friends, especially Steve!
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