Linda V. Russo, MAEd

Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at UAB and Civitan-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: July 14, 2023

Linda V. Russo

Discipline Coordinators: Family
Discipline(s): Education: General
Family Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
Respiratory Therapy
Family Member/Community Member
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