As the Acting Director/Deputy Director for the Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN), Linda Zablotny-Hurst oversees matters involving human resources, fiscal affairs, administrative operations, and business development. She also engages in select program management, largely regarding communications and social media, as well as website and brand development.
Linda brings to her job a wealth of varied and in-depth skills and experience from having worked in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors over the past 30 years. After having served as an Assistant District Counsel and regulator for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, and as a consultant and corporate counsel for a multi-national environmental engineering company, Linda decided to move into the non-profit sector to work furthering public interest causes she believes in. She has since built decent, affordable housing as Executive Director of Solano Napa Habitat for Humanity, managed operations and advocated for environmental protection and sustainability as Deputy Director of Sierra Club California, and, engaged in program and resource development to end hunger and malnutrition as Director of Development for Yolo Food Bank.
Linda’s interest in working for Public Health Institute, and CWN in particular, stems from her belief that everyone should have ready access to the basic building blocks for personal wellness: sufficient amounts of healthy foods, tools for good nutrition and self-care, and adequate health care services because communities only thrive when all their residents do.
Linda holds a Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence. She resides in Woodland with her husband John and enjoys gardening, pickling, and making fruit liqueurs.