Linda Chan Flynn
REACH/LoWell Program Director at Lowell Community Health Center
Linda Chan Flynn, daughter to Cambodian refugees, was born and raised in Lowell, MA where she lives with her family. Linda has strong community ties and extensive experience in community health program development and implementation, management of federal grants, coalition building, communications, and working with racial and ethnic minority communities. As the REACH LoWell Program Director at Lowell Community Health Center, she provides overall leadership and direction for the program including liaising with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Most recently, Linda worked as the Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation for Lowell CHC and was responsible for leading the creation of the five-year organizational strategic plan and for designing and implementing a process for incorporating board and staff participation in the planning process, as well as methods for ensuring accountability and organizational learning. She previously served as the Director of Teen BLOCK programs for nine years, where she worked with a team of youth development specialists empowering young leaders in Lowell. Linda also served as the Chief of Interpretation and Education for two years at Lowell National Historical Park, National Park Service. In this role, she served on the park’s senior management team, working collaboratively with park partners and as a critical organizational link between the actions of staff in the field and strategic park planning. Linda completed her graduate studies at Springfield College and undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. In addition to her work, Linda serves on the Board of Directors for multiple organizations and as part of the faculty team at the Institute for Nonprofit Practice as a Senior fellow.