Linda S. Johnson has a passion for service to others and contributing positively to communities. This passion has led her to devote herself to a number of initiatives and accomplishments. She served in the House of Representatives for two years in Washington State, and on the Bend City Council for six years. While in Bend, she led the effort for Oregon State University that launched OSU-Cascades, creating the region’s first university branch campus. Linda also created Bend’s first residential treatment center for children and adolescents with severe mental health issues. The Bend 2030 Visioning Process was inspired and led by Linda, involving 15,000 Bend residents in a process to envision their collective future. Linda’s desire for international service led her to assist the Reach Another Foundation to establish the Hydrocephalus Campaign in Ethiopia. Most recently, Linda completed a 27 month term of service in the United States Peace Corps, serving as a CHOP (Community HIV/AIDS Outreach Program) volunteer in the Republic of South Africa.
Linda has served on a number of community boards, including United Way of Deschutes County, the Clean Washington Center, Saving Grace, Bend 2030, Shoreline Community College Board of Trustees, St. Charles Foundation, and the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council.
Linda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Texas and a Master’s in Health Administration degree from the University of Washington. She also obtained her nursing degree from Shoreline Community College. Linda is proud of her contributions over a 28 year career in nursing, hospital administration, and non-profit leadership in both Washington and Oregon.
Linda married Fletcher Chamberlin seven years ago. She has three grown children and six grandchildren who bring her great joy.