The Aboriginal Mother Centre Society (AMCS) has appointed Linda Day as their new Executive Director commencing September 16, 2015.
-Accomplished First Nation community leader to head the Aboriginal Mother Centre Society-
Unceded Territory of the Coast Salish People (September 8, 2015) – The Aboriginal Mother Centre Society is pleased to announce that Linda Day is joining the organization as its new Executive Director. “After the completion of a very rigorous and competitive process, we are so fortunate to welcome Linda Day, who brings many years of dedicated experience to our organization” said AMCS President Dr. Rosalin Miles. Linda joins AMCS from Vancouver Native Health Society where she recently served as the Deputy Executive Director, and where she founded the Aboriginal Cancer Care Program. “I am very excited to join this inspiring community based organization that provides such a vital service to so many Aboriginal women and children. I intend to work closely with the Board, staff, partners and community to continue to build this important resource for the wellness of our people,” said Linda Day.
Dr. Miles said “Linda will lead the organization and be responsible to ensuring the directives of the Board of Directors are carried out, while managing staff and volunteer groups. She will serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for the AMCS, and will represent us at all professional business capacities as we move forward with some exciting new initiatives.”
Linda is a member of the Oneida First Nation and the Wolf Clan. She attained a Master of Arts degree in Gerontology from SFU and was previously employed at the University of Toronto and UBC. Linda has served as the Executive Director of the Aboriginal Women’s Health and Healing Research Group, Program Director of the Aboriginal Community Developmental Research Environments as well as the Regional Director of Aboriginal Health Strategic Initiatives at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. She is a well- respected community leader who received the Gold Feather Award and the Copper Woman Society Award from the Pacific Association of First Nations Women.
Linda will officially begin her new post at the AMCS on September 16, 2015 when the current Executive Director, Jenny Morgan will transition in her new endeavor at the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre.