Linda is the Director of Social Services for the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches. She has been employed with the organization since 2008 and supervises the social workers at each location. She assists with training, reviews admissions and discharges, and assists with case planning. She also gives advice on issues facing the children at the Ranches. She is also responsible for making sure that each Ranch meets or exceeds the Minimum Standards for Residential Child Care Facilities required for licensure by the Alabama Department of Human Resources.
Linda has 45 years of experience in social work. She retired after 28 years from DHR where she was over the statewide foster care program. She has an undergraduate degree from Auburn University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Linda has been married to Boyd for 40 years. They have two adult children, Katie who is married to Dylan, and Christina. She enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling and is active in her church, First Baptist Church in Montgomery.
“The Ranch children become a part of my family like the foster kids I worked with while at DHR. I enjoy making relationships and connections as we try to offer the children stability and love. We try to give each child a sense of belonging and self-worth, while giving them the tools they need to reach their potential and become confident, self-supporting adults”