Linda A. Wallace Executive Director
Linda is the Executive Director
of the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut, Inc. and has served in this capacity for over 30 years. As a parent of a young adult with epilepsy, Linda has both a personal and professional commitment to people with epilepsy. She, along with a group of other parents, worked tirelessly to establish a place where people with epilepsy and their families could turn to for support.
Under her leadership, the organization grew from a local support group with a budget of $30,000 to a state affiliate with a budget of close to $600,000. Among her accomplishments are the production of two nationally marketed educational programs, “A Child Provider’s Guide” for day care centers and “Take Charge,” video for teens. She was also responsible for establishing “Camp Courage”, the first camp in New England for children and teens with epilepsy. Linda was also elected by her peers to serve for 6 years as a member of the Management & Operations Team, a group that represents the affiliate network and works closely with National staff.
Over the years Linda has established relationships with state agencies that impact people with epilepsy. She served as Chair of the Bureau of Rehab Services Advisory Council for eight years and the co-chair of the UConn Center of Excellence for persons with disabilities. She was recently appointed to serve on a Task Force to Increase Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.
Linda graduated with high honors from Middlesex Community College and prior to her daughter’s diagnosis, received a scholarship from Trinity College’s Individualized Degree Program to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Social Work.