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Linda Rich

Linda Rich is the Director of Research at the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice and the Healing Hurt People program at Drexel’s College of Medicine. She has over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy, research, health policy analysis and program planning. Her previous work at the Best Practices Institute (BPI) focused on: the creation of a training/professional development institute for a large-scale community-based parenting network; guiding a grant-request and funding process; and establishing a standardized evaluation system for parenting education and support programs using performance measures as evaluation tools.

Linda has worked in a range of non-profit organizations in the human services field as a direct service provider (psychologist) in women’s health and mental health settings, at the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children’s Policy, in the National Health and Human Services Program at The Pew Charitable Trusts, and as a consultant for The Ford Foundation and the United Way of Southeastern PA. Ms. Rich holds a Master’s degree in Community Psychology from Temple University and a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

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