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Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Linda Reinstein became an activist after her husband, Alan, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2003. Her search for answers led her to the realization that she and Alan were far from being alone. In 2004, she co-founded the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) to reach out to those who have been affected by asbestos-related disease.

Now serving as President and CEO, Reinstein has focused the power of the social networks to unite - in real time - those affected by asbestos-related disease, and those fighting for a ban on asbestos in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Since 2004, Reinstein has been a strong political voice for justice in every major asbestos-related issue. She has frequently served as a U.S. Congressional witness and has also presented persuasive testimony to the:

â?¢ U.S. Senate â?¢ U.S. House of Representatives â?¢ Department of Labor (OSHA) â?¢ British House of Commons â?¢ American Public Health Association â?¢ United Nations IX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work â?¢ 2012 Global Health & Innovation Conference (April 2012) â?¢ Audiences throughout the U.S., Japan, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Holland, China, Italy, India, Canada, and England

Recently, Reinstein was asked to create social media educational materials and facilitate a workshop in Asia. Recognized as an expert with more than 35 years of nonprofit experience in building and sustaining grassroots organizations, Reinstein specializes in developing, implementing and leveraging integrated social media campaigns.

Focused on national and international occupational and environmental disease prevention, Reinstein's proficiency in the powerful advocacy space of online media has greatly increased the effectiveness of ADAO's core mission of education, advocacy, and community support actions.

She has won many prestigious awards including the Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award (2011), from the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation; the highest level of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her 4,000 hours of volunteerism during her lifetime (2010); and the Heart and Soul Award in from the Manhattan Beach Women in Business Association (2005).

Today, she is heading the extensive organizational efforts behind the upcoming 8th Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference March 30 - April 1 in Los Angeles, CA.

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