Linda Suttenfield

Linda Suttenfield

Senior Manager of Global Communications

Linda Suttenfield is Pathfinder's Senior Manager of Global Communications.

Linda has worked in international health for more than three decades, including a stint as medical programs director for IRC in Thailand. Linda began her career at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and then managed two family planning clinics in Maine.

Areas of Expertise: Strategic Communications, Graphic Design, Photography

Education: MPH at Boston University

Previously lived and/or worked in: Brazil, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, and Uganda

Languages: French, conversational Thai

Joined Pathfinder in: January 2007

Follow Linda on Twitter: @lsuttenfield

What's your favorite part about working at Pathfinder?
Visiting Pathfinder's projects and meeting the beneficiaries of our work is one of the most exciting aspects of my job. It is very moving to meet individuals whose lives have been changed by the work that Pathfinder does around the world.

What's one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
That I have actually run family planning clinics in the US and managed large international health programs abroad.

Was there a moment when the importance of Pathfinder's work really hit home for you?
Every time I visit Pathfinder's projects, I meet people who inspire me. On a recent trip to Kenya, I met a number of people who were infected with HIV and through support from Pathfinder staff, had been able to give birth to children free from HIV. Talking with them and hearing how their despair has turned to joy was extremely powerful.

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