Linda Bimbo, MS

Institute on Disability / UCED
Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824-3595
 
Phone: 603-862-4320
Email: lbimbo@unh.edu
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Last Updated: May 09, 2017

Linda Bimbo
 

Leadership: Acting UCEDD Director
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Center for START Services
 
Discipline(s): Mental and Behavioral Health
Management
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Dual diagnosis, mental health, long term care, aging, veterans
Education: MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT
Lesley College, 1987

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RECREATIONAL THERAPY
Springfield College, 1977

Vita/Bio

Linda joined the Institute in 2003 bringing with her over 20 years of experience in providing direction and support to people with developmental and psychiatric disabilities in the community. Working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Departments of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and later with non-profit organizations, Linda has provided leadership and vision in the development of homes and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. She is a creative thinker, disciplined analyst, and forward-moving manager who can mobilize resources, mediate conflicting interests and achieve strategic visions of organizations and the constituencies they serve. She currently serves as the Interim Director.

EXPERIENCE

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

University of New Hampshire/Institute on Disability 1/07 to present

o Oversight for administration, finance and program implementation

o Coordinate implementation of the Strategic Plan with Operation Teams

o Identify and develop new sources of revenue to maintain financial stability

o Maintain relationships with stakeholders including UNH, State agencies, and other individuals and organizations

 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/Project Coordinator

University of New Hamphire 12/03-12/06

o Coordination of two federal grants including monitoring

program goals and objectives.

o Participation in program, financial, policy and evaluation processes.

o Research and development of reports, articles, and other documents.

o Consultation with consumers, state and non-profit agencies and other stakeholder to ensure coordination and collaboration in grant implementation.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cooperative for Human Services, 1997-2000

o Designed, launched, and achieved successful financial turnaround of agency; moved history of quarterly deficits to consistent surpluses within 8 months of joining agency.

o Managed $6 million budget while overseeing all aspects of providing

residential and support services to 600+ individuals with developmental disabilities.

o Coordinated and led presentations before Board of Directors


CHIEF PROFESSIONAL OFFICER

Lifelinks, 1996-1997

 

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Greater Lynn Mental Health & Retardation Association, 1991-1996

 

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation,

Northeast Region, 1989-1991