Public Health Advocate | Social Media Influencer | Distinguished Speaker
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
President/CEO and Co-Founder
March 2004 – Present
Linda Reinstein became an activist after her husband, Alan, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2003. In 2004, she and Doug Larkin 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 unite those affected by asbestos-related disease, and those fighting for a ban on asbestos in the U.S. and around the world. 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 educational briefings to lawmakers and staffers.
Reinstein has presented hundreds of speeches and keynote addresses focused on protecting public health and civil rights to audiences throughout the U.S., 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 over 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 to audiences in 20 countries.