Linda L. Lateana
As Chief Operating Officer, Linda is responsible for the operations of Goodwin House Incorporated’s two Life Plan Communities, Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads. Her focus is to build on the strengths of these remarkable communities and keeping them strong and consistent in reputation, service and practice. In addition, Linda develops and oversees new initiatives and programs to serve residents inside our Life Plan Communities and in the broader community, including Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice and Goodwin House Home Care. Linda also provides leadership and guidance to Goodwin House Clinical Pastoral Education Program, which trains future and current religious leaders of many faiths in ministering to seniors.
Linda first joined GHI in 1987 as a clinical social worker and rose to become Executive Director of Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads (GHBC) in 2001. Dedication and advocacy for residents are among her many hallmarks, as is her commitment to the field of senior living and to the education of those who work and will work in it. She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) and Preceptor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and she frequently mentors NHA administrators-in-training who work at GHBC during internships required for licensing. Linda also oversees numerous other, university-affiliated internships and training programs at GHBC, through which students gain practical experience prerequisite to senior living careers.
Linda currently serves on the LeadingAge (LA) Education Committee, and is a past member of the LA and American Institute of Architects’ 2011-2013 Design for Aging Review Panel. She is a past Board member of the Bailey’s Crossroads Revitalization Corporation and served on the Urban Land Institute Study and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Bailey’s Planning Study. Previously, she was an evaluator for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (now CARF), a nationwide accreditation process. Linda also served as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging (now LeadingAge VA); a member of the House of Delegates of LA (then known as AAHSA); and a Board member for the Alzheimer’s Family Day Center;
Before joining GHI, Linda worked as a licensed clinical social worker in mental health centers, provided leadership for social work and resident services departments in long term care settings, served as a clinical consultant, and developed programs for a health care cooperative in the Washington, DC area.
Linda holds a B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University and an M.S.W. degree from the University of Arkansas Graduate School of Social Work.