Linda Ellis has served as the Executive Director of the Health Initiative since January of 2002. She has Master degrees in both theology and family therapy.
As the Executive Director of The Health Initiative, Linda has expanded both the reach and reputation of the organization, developing a strong network of healthcare providers committed to providing culturally sensitive care to all members of the LGBT community. Increasingly, the work of the Health Initiative focuses on securing access to supportive healthcare for those at the margins of the community, including those individuals who are under or un-insured.
Linda has worked hard to expand The Health Initiative’s partnerships with mainstream providers and systems throughout the state. She has served as co-chair of Fulton County’s Smoke Free Community Coalition and as a member of Piedmont Healthcare’s Bioethics Committee, Children Healthcare of Atlanta’s Family Advisory Council and Emory University’s Hope Clinic’s Community Advisory Board.
Linda and her partner, Lesley, live with their two sons, John Brogan and Sam, in Decatur, GA.