Updated on July 1, 2019

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, presentations, and keynote speeches to the:

  • U.S. Senate June 2007 ,  July 2013 July 2015
  • U.S. House of Representatives February 2008, September 2013
  • U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA)
  • White House
  • U.S. Surgeon General
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
  • United Nations World Congress on Safety and Health at Work,  2011 Istanbul, 2014 Frankfurt, 2017 Singapore 
  • British House of Commons, 2007
  • California State Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee, June 2010
  • Mexico City Parliament
  • American Public Health Association 20092010201120122014, 2015, 2016
  • TEDx Manhattan Beach
  • International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) 2008 Amsterdam2010 Kyoto, 2014 Cape Town, 2018 Ottawa
  • ADAO Congressional Staff Briefings (14)
  • Audiences throughout the U.S., and in Amsterdam, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, The Netherlands, and Turkey.

Recognized as an expert with nearly 40 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:

Focused on asbestos 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 been awarded many prestigious awards and recognition including:

  • Huff Post Winner in the 50 Over 50: Giving Back Series, 2014
  •  Silver Stevie Award Honoree in the Company of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations category, 2013
  • The Global Impact Award2012 from the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP)
  • The Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award2011, 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 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference. You can reach Reinstein through her social media networks.