Linda V. Russo, MAEd

Civitan International Research Center and Sparks Clinics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
933 19th Street South, CH19 Room 307(Location)
1720 2nd Avenue South, CH19 Room 307 (Mailing)
Birmingham, AL 35294-0021
Phone: 205-934-1059
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 30, 2016

Linda V. Russo

Discipline Coordinators: Family
Discipline(s): Education: General
Family Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
Respiratory Therapy
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy
Education: I have been in the disability world for over 20 years, and in the hospital clinical setting for over 16 years. I combine that knowledge with a business background and a willingness to serve and advocate.


Linda V. Russo

201 Hartwood Drive - Gadsden, AL 35901 - (256) 441- 8939 - [email protected]



                                                            EDUCATIONAL DETAILS






                                    Masters of Art in Health Education –

                                                University of Alabama at Birmingham

                                    Project Management, certificate level –

                                                University of Alabama

                                    Pediatric Pulmonary Center Trainee

                                                UAB at Children’s of Alabama

                                    Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration–

                                                Auburn University

                                    Associates of Science, Respiratory Therapy –                                                                                   Wallace State Community College











Quality Improvement involvement and advocacy within the Pulmonary Division, at Children’s of Alabama and the Civitan-Sparks Clinics, with promotion of legislative issues for concerns related to

 Children with Special Health Care Needs.


  • Institutional Review Board certification since 2013

  • Certified through the Peer Educator Program 2014

  • Research Assistant for UAB School of Education, spring 2014

    • National College Health Assessment

  • Advanced Regional Response Training Center Training,  spring 2014

  • Member Phi Kappa Phi, 2015

  • Eta Sigma Gamma, Health Education Honor Society 2013

  • Original documents and presentations

    • HealthSouth Gadsden, Oxygen Therapy and Guidelines 2013

    • UAB, The history of opiates and the influence of Opiate Therapy     Programs on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, 2014

    • Children’s of Alabama, Interdisciplinary Plan of Care, 2014

    • Children’s of Alabama, Family Case Study, 2014

    • Children’s of Alabama, Family-Centered Care, 2016

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist since 2007

  • Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialist since 2002

  • Current in BCLS and NRP since 1999

  • PowerPoint, Excel and other Windows based applications









                                                            EMPLOYMENT HISTORY






November 2015 – present                 University of Alabama at Birmingham, Family Advisor with Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

July 2015 – present                           University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatric Pulmonary Division Faculty, Family Leader

with the Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC)

February 1999 - present                     Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

Neonatal Respiratory Therapist

February 2005- 2013                         HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital                                                                                     Gadsden, AL

 Respiratory Therapist, Manager