Linda Cohen: Honoring 25 Years at the Federation

By Erin Anguish, Communications Coordinator

Linda CohenThe Federation is proud to recognize Linda Cohen as she celebrates her 25th with us. She joined our team in 1993, after completing an office training course with Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL), an organization that helps individuals with disabilities to develop personalized residential, vocational, therapeutic, and support service plans.

Plotting a public transit trip from Linda’s home, a Brookline condo managed by Specialized Housing, to our office in Charlestown is challenging, to say the least. Before starting her job here, Linda was worried about being able to navigate the MBTA. With the help of a neighbor, she overcame her anxiety and now confidently commutes to work (via two buses and the subway) three days a week.

Linda in the mailroomLinda supports all projects, helping with copying, mailing, and preparation of event materials. If you attended our Visions of Community conference in March, she may have been the one who put together your registration packet, and if you walked away with a free book, Linda was the person that labeled it “compliments of FCSN”. She also assists our Director of Human Resources with administrative duties and our Gala Coordinator with the special auction.

Linda is always welcome face in the office – she loves staying busy and regularly checks in with staff members to see if they need help. She enjoys learning new skills and has become a friendly fixture at all Federation events. For her part, Linda says she “likes working with people who like her”. We certainly DO like her, and are lucky to have her as a colleague.

Congratulations to Linda on her 25th anniversary!