LINDA EVANS RESUME

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE:

 

MAYOR, CITY OF LA QUINTA, CA

  • Elected November 2014 to present

  • Chair, Finance Authority & Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency

  • Chair, Joint Powers Authority Board, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Chair, Coachella Valley Association of Governments – Energy & Environmental Commission

  • Vice Chair, Coachella Valley Association of Governments – Conservation Commission

  • Member – Coachella Valley Association of Governments – Executive Committee

  • Named Woman of the Year – 42nd Assembly District by Assemblyman Chad Mayes – 2016

Council Member,  CITY OF LA QUINTA, CA

  • Appointed on June 2, 2009

  • Elected by La Quinta in November 2010 for 4-year term

    • Received the highest # and % of votes of all LQ City Council candidates in 2010

  • Mayor Pro-Tem – 2011

  • Chair, Redevelopment Agency & Housing Authority – City of La Quinta – January 2010 & November 2009

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

TENET HEALTHCARE CORPORATION:   (April 1995 to present)

 

Desert Care Network – Coachella Valley, CA (1/2018- to present)

  • Chief Strategy Officer – Community Advocacy:  Desert Regional Medical Center, Hi-Desert Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital

JFK Memorial Hospital, Indio, CA (3/03 – 12/2017)

  • Chief Development Officer (7/14-12/2017)

  • Director, Business Development (7/13-7/14)

  • Director. Physician and Community Development (1/10 – 7/13)

  • Associate Administrator, Business Development (3/03-1/10)

    • Responsible and accountable for development and implementation of hospital’s strategic goals and direction, physician recruitment & relations, program/service line development, marketing/advertising, community outreach, media & public relations.

Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Lakewood, CA (8/00 - 2/03)

Lakewood Regional Medical Center & Suburban Medical Center, Lakewood & Paramount, CA (8/00-6/02)

  • Associate Administrator, Business Development

                         

St. Luke Medical Center, Pasadena, CA (7/99 – 7/00)

  • Associate Administrator, Business Development

 

San Dimas Community Hospital, San Dimas, CA  (4/95-6/99)

  • Director, Business Development

  • Instructor, Ethics & Business Conduct  (11/96-12/01)

    • Instructed/facilitated ethics and business conduct training courses to Tenet employees.                                    

 

FHP HEALTH CARE, INC., Fountain Valley, CA (2/88-4/95)          

  • Associate, Professional Staffing - Southern California Region (12/92-4/95)

    • Recruited physicians, pharmacists, and optometrists for network of over 300,000 patients 

  • Manager, Provider Relations - Regional Executive Offices (3/89-12/92)

    • Responsible for physician human resource functions for 450 employed physicians 

  • Coordinator, Consumer Services - Regional Executive Offices (8/88-3/89)

    • Responsible for employee and physician recognition programs and new physician orientation

  • Representative, Member Services - Fountain Valley Medical Center (2/88-8/88)

    • Responsible for handling member inquiries and complaints to develop system improvements and maximize member retention and satisfaction

 

DeFAZIO’S PIZZA & SUBS – (4/80-2/88)

  • Manager - Placentia, CA

    • Managed operations of restaurant including hiring, supervision, inventory, maintenance, customer service, marketing, and food preparation.

 

EDUCATION:

       University of La Verne, CA: Masters, Health Administration (MHA - 2003)

       University of La Verne, CA: Masters of Science, Gerontology (MSG - 2003)

       California State University, Fullerton, CA: Bachelor of Arts, Communications/PR (BA - 1987)

       John F. Kennedy High School, La Palma, CA: Diploma: CSF Member, Band President (1982)

 

NON-PROFIT AFFILIATIONS & SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Board of Directors, Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine

  • Board of Directors, Phil Mickelson Foundation – The American Express Golf Tournament

  • Member, La Quinta Rotary Club 

  • Named Woman of the Year – 42nd Assembly District by Assemblyman Chad Mayes – 2016

  • President – La Quinta Commercial Owners Association (JFK Designee) – 2010 - present

  • Board of Directors – FIND Food Bank (2010-2016)

  • Chair – Board of Directors, Arthritis Foundation Coachella Valley (2009 - 2012)

  • Chair – Board of Directors, La Quinta Chamber of Commerce (Chair 7/2006-2008; Board 2003-2009; 5 of 6 years on Executive Committee)

  • Board of Directors - American Heart Association & American Diabetes Association, Coachella Valley (2003 - 2008)

  • Board of Directors - Santa Rosa del Valle, Inc. (2003-2007)

  • Board of Directors - San Dimas Chamber of Commerce (Board 1996-1999; Member 1995-2004)

  • Board of Directors - Altadena Chamber of Commerce (1999-2000)

  • Chair – Board of Directors, American Heart Association, East San Gabriel Valley Division (1999)

  • YWCA Outstanding Woman Employee Achievement Award (Tenet 1996 & 1997)

  • Board of Directors - Phillips Meadows Homeowners Association (6/91-6/97; President & Secretary)

                   

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