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Linda Spoonster Schwartz

Hall of Fame Class of /Taxonomy/Topics/All Topics/Department Of Veterans Services/Hall of Fame/Honorees/2004

Linda Spoonster Schwartz, RN, FAAN
  • Earned Master of Science in Nursing from Yale School of Nursing and from the Yale School of Medicine; earned Doctorate Degree in Public Health
  • Research Scientist at the Yale School of Nursing; funded by Department of Defense TriService Nursing Research Program to conduct the "Vietnam Nurses Health Study"
  • Recognized for activism in support of improved delivery of service to disabled veterans
  • Served as Director of Legislative Affairs and Treasurer of the Vietnam Women's of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
  • Past Chair and Member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Helped to initiate the first "Stand Down" in Connecticut, a three-day intervention for homeless veterans
  • Member of the Planning Committee for the Veterans Improvement Program