Linda Reinstein, ADAO President/CEO and Co-Founder
Reinstein’s Social Networks
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 instantly unite 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 and keynote speeches to the:
- U.S. Senate (June 2007 and July 2013)
- U.S. House of Representatives (February 2008 and September 2013)
- U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA)
- U.S. Surgeon General
- U.S. EPA
- British House of Commons (2007)
- California State Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee (June 2010)
- Mexico City Parliament
- United Nations IX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
- TEDx Manhattan Beach
- International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) (2010 Kyoto) and (2008 Amsterdam)
- Audiences throughout the U.S., and in South Africa, Japan, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Holland, France, China, Italy, India, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, and England.
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 to a worldwide digital audience. In the past year, Reinstein has shared her expertise in social media at:
- United Nations Rio + 20 Peoples Summit: “The Future We Want is Free of Asbestos”
- American Public Health Association (2012) (2011) (2010) (2009)
- Global Health & Innovation Conference, Yale University (2012)
- Asian Ban Asbestos Network (A-BAN) Conference (2009 Hong Kong and 2012 India)
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.
- Silver Stevie Award Honoree in the Company of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations category (2013)
- The Global Impact Award (2012) from the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP)
- The Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award (2011), from the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
- Presidential Volunteer Service Award (2010)
- The Heart and Soul Award in from the Manhattan Beach Women in Business Association (2005)
- Leadership Manhattan Beach (2003) graduation class speaker
Today, she is heading the extensive organizational efforts behind the upcoming 10th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference on April 4- 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
You can reach Reinstein through her social media networks