Linda Shak

Program Officer

Linda joined Pacific Foundation Services in 2017 and is a program officer for Sunlight Giving.

Prior to joining PFS, Linda was an associate program officer for the Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. At the Packard Foundation, Linda developed and implemented CFC’s early childhood nutrition initiative and supported national grantmaking efforts to improve health care coverage for children and families.

Before her career in philanthropy, Linda worked for Prevention Institute, a national non-profit center dedicated to improving community health by building momentum for effective primary prevention. She oversaw projects related to healthy equity, healthy food access, sustainable food systems, and mental health. Linda staffed the Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments, a California network for healthy food and physical activity advocates. She also served as one of the Institute’s lead consultants, providing training and technical assistance to constituencies working across the United States to improve the health of their communities, including the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and several local and state government agencies, foundations, and non-profits.

Linda graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and a Master of Social Work. She is also a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. Linda is a passionate volunteer for several organizations serving young people and children impacted by illness. In the winter, she can be found skiing in Lake Tahoe, and the rest of the year, exploring her newfound love of both rock climbing and whitewater kayaking.

LInda works for the following foundation: