Author: Linda Giampa
Linda Giampa offers readers insights related to leadership and investment in the non-profit sector. She is currently the executive director for Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to making Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure through research funding and awareness efforts. Drawing on the skills and know-how developed in the high-tech industry, Linda has brought the practice of responsibility and accountability to all donors and has more than tripled the organization's research funding. Before devoting herself to philanthropy, Linda spent 25 years in high tech, beginning with 8 years at Oracle, followed by executive leadership positions, including CEO, in a number of successful software start-up companies. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently resides in Silicon Valley.