Linda Riley has joined the Hydrocephalus Association as the new National Director of Development. Linda brings more than 20 years of experience to this position, with a successful fundraising career at various nonprofit organizations.  

As the National Director of Development, Linda will be responsible for diversifying, increasing, and sustaining support from individuals, corporations and foundations to help the Hydrocephalus Association achieve its mission.

“I am excited to join HA and serve the Hydrocephalus community. It comes at a time where there is so much promise in research, therapies and support for those touched by the condition. I look forward to working with HA staff and volunteers to further broaden our fundraising and awareness efforts in support of our mission to find a cure for hydrocephalus and improve the lives of those impacted by the condition,” Linda said.

Linda has focused on building meaningful relationships and bringing valuable experiences to others during her entire professional career. This began with working in the music industry and continued through her work leading chapters of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in Southern California, fundraising for Scripps Health in San Diego, and her most recent position with JDRF as Leadership Giving Director, West Region.

“We are thrilled to add Linda to our team. She brings wonderful energy and enthusiasm for helping HA succeed, and a wealth of valuable experience raising funds for cause-driven organizations,” said Diana Gray, HA’s President and CEO.

Linda resides in Boise, Idaho, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, and studied Fundraising at UC Irvine and Nonprofit Leadership at Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, hiking, cooking, wine tasting and spending quality time with friends and family. She also serves on two nonprofit boards that serve the Idaho community.

Please join us in welcoming Linda to the HA community!