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Linea Johnson, MHL

Linea Johnson, MHL

President and Co-Founder

LineaCinda & Associates

Greater Seattle Area, us

Thrives in fast paced, multidisciplinary environments. Experience working in international and national professional climates. Writer, editor, public speaker, and researcher skilled in public relations and project management.

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LineaCinda & Associates

Speaker, Author, Storyteller, Advocate

Published author of Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, A Mother's Struggle to Save Her. National and international public speaker on mental health, mental illness, disabilities, and special education. Freelance writer. Mental health advocate and activist.

Brown University

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership

An education in healthcare policy, business management, and public health. My capstone project was to leverage my new skills in marketing, accounting, and business management to publicize and grow my advocacy business. We tripled profits in one year, statistically improved presentation outcomes, and accomplished a third reprint of our book.

LineaCinda & Associates

President and Co-Founder

• Manage day-to-day operations of business; facilitate, implement and advance strategic plan; facilitate priority development and implementation; manage brand development; meet company objectives and core processes; manage company advancement initiatives; define scope, time and budget goals, and quality objectives; assess and analyze results; implement process improvement plans and growth initiatives
• Manage public relations with key advocates, advocacy groups, clinicians, researchers, law enforcement, pharmaceutical, educators and Key Opinion Leaders
• Manage volunteers and two employees
• Direct oversight of accounting and financial decisions; achieved budget goals three years consecutively; tripled budget within last year
• Work as a mental health advocate, public speaker, and writer; presented over 300 speeches at national and international conferences, seminars, and in classrooms; create presentations fit to pharmaceutical industry regulatory standards; helped raise more than $700,000 for non-profit organizations and academic institutions
• Research and develop presentations and materials including resources and best practices on disability advocacy and human rights, mental health, mental health therapeutic practices, and youth and adolescent education
• Present with prominent disability advocates including Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Senator Jim Ramstad and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on national and international projects
• Experience working with national organizations such as the Kennedy Forum, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), Bring Change 2 Mind, One Mind, and the International Mental Health Research Organization
• Background working and presenting with nationally and internationally diverse interdisciplinary teams
• Experience with marketing through social media; proficiency working with publicity in print, television and radio

Depressed and Employed: How I Make It Work

"It seemed impossible to be productive, and there have been countless days, weeks, and even months when I worried I would lose my job to the all-consuming force of my depression"

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University of Washington

Stakeholder Lead

• Lead contact and project manager on stakeholder engagement for MS Care Study through PCORI
• Work directly with PI to ensure stakeholders needs and expectations are met
• Arrange, develop, co-lead stakeholder meetings, study design and implementation, and data dissemination
• Engage various stakeholders including patients, clinicians, staff, the MS Society, and the community through data analytics, surveys, publications, and in person meetings
• Disseminate easy to understand information on study progress, goals and achievements
• Design data visualizations and infographics
• Arrange, co-design, co-lead and implement patient focus groups
• Co-write academic papers on stakeholder engagement and study protocol

University of Washington

Research Study Coordinator

• Primary contact for research subjects participating in a study examining chronic pain qualities in persons with cancer, low back pain, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, amputation, and others
• Write budget justifications for upcoming grants totaling $1,172,172
• Review over 1,000 medical records to verify diagnosis for recruitment
• Screen and recruit 700+ subjects for eligibility and obtain 90+ informed consent based on established criteria
• Administer 49 neuropsychological screening and standard hypnotic inductions
• Schedule and conduct over 1,000 research interviews with subjects and 50+ intake sessions
• Develop and maintain 5 databases on Microsoft Access and SPSS to track enrollment and recruitment outcomes
• Run analyses and update data entry procedures; clean and manage data on SPSS
• Assist in publications for medical journals through data analysis, literature reviews and scientific writing
• Complete and review IRB and grant applications and modifications with the University of Washington
• Coordinated and assisted with NIH, National MS Society and Merck grants
• Co-create a Manual of Operations (MOP) based on NCCIH standards