With the resignation of Executive Director Allison Titman, the Alice Paul Institute Board of Directors has approved the immediate past Board Chair Linda Coppinger as the Interim Executive Director pending appointment of a permanent replacement. Linda has an extended history with Alice Paul Institute having served the organization as a volunteer, staff person, and Board of Directors member.
Besides Linda’s continued involvement with the Alice Paul Institute, Linda is the owner of Senior & Special Needs Solutions LLC., a full-service firm dedicated to providing individuals, families and organizations with opportunities for enrichment, empowerment and education. Care management, project management and program development are but a few of the services she offers. One of her clients, Rothkoff Law Group, has been currently using her services since 2018 to plan and implement their Annual Elder Care Symposiums in the Delaware Valley Region
Linda created her business in February 2017, after she retired from the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. She began serving at the Alzheimer’s Association as Executive Director South Jersey in 2007. A highlight of her Alzheimer’s experience was being appointed by Governor Christie to serve on the New Jersey Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission and helping to create an extensive report detailing recommendations to make New Jersey a dementia-capable state.
Linda’s extensive nonprofit experience has given her a wealth of knowledge about advocacy, fundraising, grant writing, training, management and administration. Prior to working in the senior community, she spent nine years working with youths as a professional Girl Scout. She was Assistant Executive Director at the Girl Scouts of the South Jersey Pines and Director of Fund Development & Communications at the Girl Scouts of Camden County. She has worked in in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities for many years, including stints at the Arc of Camden County in Berlin, NJ and the Bancroft School in Haddonfield. She began her career at Robin’s Nest, Inc. working with at-risk adolescent girls.
Community involvement has been a long-time passion for Linda. Before becoming a professional Girl Scout, Linda volunteered for the organization for ten years in a variety of positions, including President of the Board of Directors at the Camden County Council. She has been on the Board of Trustees at the Alice Paul Institute, Inc. in Mount Laurel since 2012. She was Board Chair from April 2017 through March 2021 and then assumed the role of Chair of the Governance Committee. She also is a volunteer member of Team Pocono at the Pocono Raceway. She was a founding member of the Burlington County Regional Chamber’s Ambassador Club and served as one of their ambassadors for ten years. While she has retired from the Alzheimer’s Association, Linda has not left them behind. She now volunteers for them in several capacities, including being a member of their South Jersey Advocacy Committee, serving as an Ambassador for U.S. Representative Donald Norcross and assisting at the Atlantic City Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Linda graduated from Rowan University with a degree in Elementary Education and holds a Master’s of Organizational Leadership from Rider University. Originally from Woodbridge, New Jersey, Linda resides in Lindenwold with her husband George and their two grown daughters, Kirsten and Courtney. She is eagerly anticipating the birth of her first grandchild, Caiden Edward, due on Valentine’s Day 2022. In her spare time, Linda loves spending time at the Jersey shore in the family’s travel trailer.